YoungArts can only do the work we do to identify, recognize and award outstanding students in the arts with the support and effort of educators, teachers, instructors, coaches, homeschoolers and arts practitioners.

For questions, please contact Hamza Lamrani, Education Outreach & Recruitment Manager

Chat Travieso works with a 2020 winner in Design Arts

YoungArts supports educators and art leaders in elevating the next generation of artists. YoungArts is one of the only organizations in the U.S. that supports artists across 10 disciplines at all stages of development, beginning with the critical moment when they decide to pursue a life in the arts, and continuing throughout their careers. 

Every year thousands of performing, visual and literary artists age 15-18 apply to YoungArts through our national competition. Finalists attend National YoungArts Week to collaborate with peers and develop their crafts with internationally recognized leaders in their fields. Finalists in their senior year are further eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts—one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. 

Explore how you can support your young artists through YoungArts.

YoungArts Presentations

Do you teach, tutor, support or work with artists in the visual, literary or performing arts age 15-18 or in grades 10-12? YoungArts offers both virtual and in-person information sessions and artist presentations about the YoungArts national competition.


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For Recruiters

Through the YoungArts application, students have the choice to opt-in to the YoungArts Student List Service (SLS)—a subscription service that connects thousands of applicants and winners to conservatories, colleges and universities to further their education and artistic development.

Often, applying to YoungArts is the very first time that a student will say the words: “I am an artist.” This affirmation can have an enduring ripple effect and helps students prepare for the next phase of their creative and professional journey.  

If you are a recruiter, counselor or educator from a college, conservatory or university, please contact us to learn more about SLS and the YoungArts competition.