Visual Arts

Are you a 15-18 year old visual artist?

Visual Arts includes a broad range of fine art including multi-media performance art. The most effective portfolios demonstrate a distinct personal vision, and convey the artists’ ability to develop and materialize ideas and take creative risks.  Personal statements give the viewer a deeper understanding of the artists’ practice (if your work includes fashion, set, product, graphic design, or architecture please see the Design discipline).

Our application will open in Spring 2017. Sign up to this email list and you will receive updates about the application including helpful tips on what makes a great submission. You will still have to apply online, but you will be the first to know when it opens! 



Why Apply

  • Win cash awards of up to $10,000, an alternative to scholarships to spend as you wish

  • Take master classes with accomplished artists such as Daniel Arsham, Olafur Eliasson, Roselee Goldberg, Diana Al Hadid, Jeff Koons, James Rosenquist, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Julian Schnabel, Mickalene Thomas and Carrie Mae Weems

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

  • Receive a lifetime of mentoring and professional support with a rich network of peers

  • Connect to educational and artistic development opportunities


Visual Arts applicants are required to submit a statement and a portfolio of 10 works. At least 5 of these works should reflect the same technique, theme or idea. All the requirements are listed in the downloadable PDF below.