Apply To YoungArts

Are you a visual, literary, design or performing artist between the ages of 15-18?

Our application is now closed. To receive updates about the program and be notified when the application opens, please sign up below.


Why Apply

  • Win cash awards of up to $10,000, an alternative to scholarships to spend as you wish

  • Take master classes with accomplished artists in your field

  • Become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts

  • Receive a lifetime of mentoring and professional support with a rich network of peers

  • ​Connect to educational and artistic development opportunities


"YoungArts was really the organization that helped me understand that I could have the courage to be an artist. And through YoungArts Week I actually got a full scholarship to go to Harvard University which really started off my artistic career." 

Dave Eggar
1987 Winner in Classical Music
& U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts

"Because of YoungArts, I was awarded a full scholarship to Manhattan School of Music for jazz trumpet performance, I was asked to participate in a master class with one of my biggest heros jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, and I felt endeless supported in all musical endeavours." 

Benny Benack III
2009 Winner in Jazz