Creative Opportunities

YoungArts offers new and expanded opportunities for award winners to create, develop and present their work, and to connect with audiences through a variety of initiatives.

Are you a current or past award winner? Visit YoungArts Post to access artist opportunities.


YoungArts Residency programs foster creative growth for projects in early stage development by providing artists with financial support or dedicated time and space, either on the YoungArts campus or in their home cities through strategic partnerships. In response to the ongoing uncertainty of the pandemic, YoungArts has activated and expanded its national network of cultural partnerships in an effort to serve artists where they live while simultaneously supporting the larger cultural ecology.

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YoungArts exhibitions feature work by artists across generations, created in a range of mediums and often at different stages in their careers. Curated around the most urgent and relevant themes of our time, exhibitions are organized by respected curators and artists in the field.

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Performances featuring YoungArts award winners provide a platform for presentation and a way to cultivate new work at some of the most exciting venues and stages, and with some of the top organizations and collaborators, in the U.S.

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Lee Pivnik (2014 Visual Arts) during his opening at Bay Parc

Your relationship with YoungArts begins as a high school student, but it doesn’t end there. They continually reinvest in their alumni through programs that have had an impact on my career.”

— Lee Pivnik (2014 Visual Arts)