About Us

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 Headquarters

YoungArts is a national foundation based in Downtown Miami. The YoungArts campus has transformed the iconic former Bacardi Complex into a multidisciplinary campus for artists, creative workers and cultural partners to convene, create and build community.

Learn More

Award Winners Receive a Lifetime of Support

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.

By the numbers

Financial awards, mentorship, space grants, community, and a continued investment in creative and professional development opportunities for award winners are the pillars of our programs. Here’s a tiny snapshot of what happens at YoungArts:

Since 1981

U.S. foundations serving young artists in 10 artistic disciplines


U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts


Award Winners Around the World


2020-2021 Season

Artists Impacted