Design Arts is one of 10 artistic disciplines in YoungArts’ national competition. This discipline accepts portfolios in architecture, product, graphic, and fashion design (for fine art including multi-media and performance art, see the Visual Arts discipline).
To be eligible, you must be able to answer ”Yes“ to these statements:
- I am either a citizen of the United States, a permanent resident/green card recipient, or I can demonstrate that I am legally able to receive taxable income in the United States.
- I am in grades 10–12 or 15–18 years of age on December 1 of the year I am applying.
- If I’m selected as a Finalist, this would be my first time attending National YoungArts Week.
Portfolios should demonstrate original thinking and an ability to effectively materialize ideas, from concept sketches to final design. Review the detailed requirements before applying.
The 2024 YoungArts application opens June 2023.
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