YoungArts supports artists.
Every year thousands of performing, visual and literary artists age 15-18 apply to YoungArts through our national competition. All award winners receive a lifetime of support, including access to funding, mentorship, professional development and creative opportunities.
National Arts Competition
Every year, the YoungArts national competition attracts thousands of applicants across 10 disciplines. Award winners benefit from a lifetime of opportunities to help them develop and sustain their artistic careers.
National YoungArts Week
National YoungArts Week is an intensive, week-long all-expense paid program that takes place in Miami.
Organized by respected curators and artists in the field, exhibitions feature work in a range of mediums by artists at different stages in their careers.
U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts
The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selects 20 YoungArts award winners at the Finalist level to receive one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students in the arts.
YoungArts supports award winners throughout their careers by offering ongoing opportunities for creative and professional development. We are committed to fostering community and providing unparalleled areas for engagement through partnerships with professional artists and a national network of cultural organizations.
YoungArts can open up doors for you that you didn’t even know were there. It can connect you to others who will then be a part of your life for the rest of your life.”
Winning a YoungArts award as a high school student definitely bolstered my confidence… I was reminded that I AM a talented artist and it is possible to live a creative and musical life.”
I finally thought of myself not just as a writer, but as an Artist.”