What are regional programs?
Inspired by the transformative experiences offered during National YoungArts Week, Regional programs are designed to offer the YoungArts experience to as many winners as possible from across the United States. The goal of the YoungArts Regional program is to provide a multi-day, immersive learning experience for emerging young artists. During this full-time, residential program, participants engage in discipline specific and multidisciplinary master classes, and participate in public performances or exhibition showings of their work.
Participation in the ENTIRE regional program schedule is required. Participants and/or parents are expected to speak with their teachers, coaches and/or mentors before notifying YoungArts of their intention to participate and register for the program. Hotel accommodations, meals, and all scheduled activities are provided by YoungArts at no cost. All participants (regardless of age) are supervised by the National YoungArts Foundation and trained Resident Advisors.
Who can attend?
Any YoungArts winner (Finalist, Honorable Mention and Merit awardee) may attend a regional program one time.
How is my region determined?
We use the mailing address that is submitted on your application to determine which geographic region you are a part of. Click here to see how we divide our regional programs.
If you do not reside in the same state as your mailing address, or plan to move in the next few months, please notify us right away so we can make sure you are in the correct region
How are attendees chosen?
All eligible winners are added to a waitlist based on their specific geographic region. Regional programs are populated by time stamp and discipline.
I can't attend in my region, can I go somewhere else?
You can only sign up for the regional program in your home region (see map above). If you are unable to attend in your region, contact us about being placed on the waitlist for another program.