National YoungArts Week

National YoungArts Week is YoungArts’ signature program. A life-changing experience that aims to foster cross-disciplinary collaboration and community while offering Finalists the guidance needed to prepare for the next stage of their artistic development.

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Regional Programs

Modeled on the transformative experience of its annual signature program, National YoungArts Week, regional programs are currently offered in Miami, New York and Los Angeles. These programs expose audiences to emerging artists from the community and allow participants to take master classes with world-renowned artists and showcase their work through performances, exhibitions, and readings at some of the most prestigious arts institutions in the country.

YoungArts Miami  |  YoungArts Los Angeles  |  YoungArts New York

Presidential Scholars in the Arts

At the request of the Commission on Presidential Scholars, which is appointed by the President of the United States, YoungArts serves as the exclusive nominating agency for the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts. Scholars showcase their work at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and at The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C and attend an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

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Our two-story gallery was designed by Frank Gehry to offer guests an immersive experience. Exhibitions are featured year round. Additionally, YoungArts supports Visual Arts, Design, Photography and Writing alumni with exhibitions and residencies in partnership with organizational partners. 

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In Process

In Process: Homecoming is a weeklong artist residency dedicated to interdisciplinary collaboration. Providing a Miami-born alumnus/a with the time, space and resources to create work, this program encourages the artist to recruit other alumni outside of Miami to participate, experiment and innovate. At the conclusion of the residency, the artists showcase their work in the neighborhood where they grew up or feel most connected to, further expanding YoungArts’ programs into communities throughout the city. 



The Backyard Ball is our largest annual fundraiser, and the culmination of National YoungArts Weekour signature national program celebrating the nation’s most promising artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts. More than 700 notable attendees gather in Miami to honor the achievements of these talented young artists.

The New York Gala underscores YoungArts' longstanding and growing commitment to supporting emerging New York artists. The event brings together New York City’s top cultural and community leaders, philanthropists, celebrities and art aficionados. 

In addition to galas, YoungArts invites supporters to join artists, thought leaders and arts patrons at our private events.

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