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
National YoungArts Week is YoungArts’ signature program that offers YoungArts award winners at the Finalist level the guidance they need to prepare for the next stage of their artistic development. To help safeguard the health and well-being of our community, National YoungArts Week will again take place virtually and stream on youngarts.org.
From January 9-15, 155 finalists across 10 disciplines will participate in online classes and interdisciplinary workshops with internationally recognized leaders in their field. Below are opportunities throughout the month of January to engage, participate and support your students.
Recruiting for Excellence in a Changing Landscape
Thursday, January 27 | 6-7 PM ET
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Moderated by Carla Hill* (Ransom Everglades, Miami), with Francesca Harper* (Ailey II, New York), Dr. Jeffrey Hodgson (New World School of the Arts, Miami), and Michael McElroy* (University of Michigan School of Music, Ann Arbor), speakers will address issues including equity, the pandemic and standardized testing, and their effects on encouraging new conversations and opportunities to support arts students. The talk will be followed by a Q & A.
*YoungArts Award Winners
National YoungArts Week+
Performances + Presentations
January 29–February 4 | 8 PM ET
Meet the nation’s most accomplished young artists. Tune in to youngarts.org for a seven-part series of free virtual performances, writers’ readings, an exhibition and more.
Register below to receive updates on the 2022 Educator Experience and reminders to livestream and links to re-watch National YoungArts Week+ events.
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.
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 in Practice
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.