Apply To YoungArts

“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."

Are you a visual, literary or performing artist between the ages of 15-18?
Step into your greatness.


Why Apply

  • Win cash awards of up to $10,000, an unrestricted alternative to scholarships

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

  • Take master classes with renowned artists in your field

  • Perform or exhibit in the most prestigious venues in the country

  • Receive a lifetime of mentoring and professional support


"It was perhaps the most magical moment of my life. It's very hard to even think of beginning how to sum up how much YoungArts affected me. I learned so much." 

Javier Spivey
2015 Winner in Theater
& U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts

"YoungArts Week felt like a journey into a different dimension - I have never been so immersed in passion and talent. It was astounding, heartfelt, truly inspirational." 

Carissa Chen
2015 Winner in Writing