Message to Parents
Recognizing exceptionally talented young artists and creating life-changing experiences for them is the work of YoungArts, the core program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. We know that these artists are our future, and we invest in them through our support and our belief that their contributions to society are important. Over the past 31 years, YoungArts has given more than $6 million in awards and facilitated more than $100 million in college scholarships.
YoungArts realizes that the success of young artists is due, in great measure, to the support and nurturing they receive from their parents. If your child is 15-18 years old, or in grades 10-12, please encourage them to apply to our program so that they can have access to the following benefits:
Exclusive U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts nominations
Master classes with world-renowned artists
Access to scholarships, career opportunities and professional contacts
$500,000 in total monetary awards
The application is open from March 13 – October 19, and is completed online. In addition, if your child lives in New York, Miami or Los Angeles, please know that we have special Regional Programs that provide recognition and opportunities for master classes, workshops and performances and exhibitions for all winners in these areas. For more information, please visit the Regional Programs page.
Paul T. Lehr
"Because of his academic as well as musical talents, Daniel went on to capture other recognitions and awards at graduation. But it was the YoungArts acknowledgment in particular that I noticed him continuing to include on job résumés, bios, and websites during his initial years as a jazz saxophone performance major at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music." Barbra Weidlein, parent and co-founder of MajoringInMusic.com. Read Barbra's "Valuing the YoungArts Recognition" blog post, here.