Are you a 15- to 18-year-old visual, literary or performing artist?
The application for the 2021 competition is now closed. The 2022 YoungArts application will open next summer.
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Mentorship by accomplished artists
A lifetime of creative and professional support
A peer network of distinguished artists
Nomination for U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts
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.