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.

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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.

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.

YoungArts Educator Resources

YoungArts in Practice is an interactive, multimedia resource designed for arts educators to encourage audition preparation, portfolio development, and college and career readiness. 

This user-friendly guide is meant to help educators, mentors or private art instructors in supporting the development of artists. The content is adaptable for classroom instruction, distance or online learning and non-traditional classroom settings with activities designed to spark a deeper connection to the artistic process.

YoungArts in Practice focuses on three artistic areas that are foundational to most comprehensive high school programs: Music, Visual Arts and Writing. Each artistic discipline is thematically organized into four sections: Feedback, Reflection, Authentic Voice and Material Choice. These sections include references to national arts and literary standards, practice goals, preparation instructions for each activity, and videos from YoungArts panelists with helpful application tips.

Download YoungArts in Practice

Want to know more about the YoungArts community and pursuing a career in the arts?

Complete the following form to find out if YoungArts is right for you. Submit questions about YoungArts programs, pursuing a career in the arts, the benefits of applying and your artistic discipline to receive an email response from a previous YoungArts award winner.

For questions about the application process, requirements and eligibility, please check out our FAQs or email [email protected].