2020-2021 Season Highlights



Programs & Opportunities


Guest Artists
& Mentors


Grants & Awards


YoungArts’ mission to identify and support its multigenerational community of award winners continued to drive the organization’s efforts in the 2020-2021 season, as artists navigated obstacles and uncertainty.

Through all of this, YoungArts successfully mobilized its national network and used digital tools to support a far-reaching community of thousands of artists, wherever they were and with what they needed the most. From emergency funding to creative and professional development, we offered 369 artistic programs and opportunities, engaged over 400 guest artists and mentors, impacted more than 1,000 award winners, and provided $1M+ in grants and monetary awards.

We were grateful to welcome 659 new artists to YoungArts in December 2020 and to host a season of programming for all YoungArts winners–past and present–with residencies, exhibitions, training sessions, wellness workshops, funding opportunities and, most importantly, a welcoming community of collaboration and support.

As the effects of the pandemic continue, and as the world and arts organizations everywhere reckon with our responsibility to confront racism and injustice, we came together to advocate for equity, belonging and transformation. This work is ongoing, and remains a priority for YoungArts.

The Annual Report shares highlights from an impactful year of learning, listening, innovation and collaboration. Thank you to each person–the winners, panelists, guest artists, parents, partners and supporters–who make our work a reality.

Sarah Arison
Chair, Board of Trustees

Read the 2021 Report

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Past Annual Reports