YoungArts' signature program is an application-based award for emerging artists ages 15-18 or in grades 10-12. Selected through a blind adjudication process conducted by an independent panel of highly accomplished artists, YoungArts winners receive financial awards, creative and professional development experiences working with renowned mentors, and become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Joining a 20,000-strong alumni community, YoungArts award winners form a rich network of peers that provides support and opportunities throughout artists' careers.
* Be a citizen of the United States or permanent resident/green card recipient (copy of the documentation is required in the application)
* Be in grades 10-12 or 15-18 years of age on December 1 of the year you are applying
* Have not already been named a YoungArts finalist and previously attended National YoungArts Week
How to Apply
Complete the YoungArts application on Acceptd, including required documentation and audition or portfolio materials, by the deadline. Pay the $35 application fee or get a fee waiver. Learn more about fee waivers in our FAQ. The 2021 application will open this summer.
See our website for complete application and recording requirements.
Appl deadline: Oct 16.
For more info, go to www.youngarts.org/competition