Visual Arts is a single category discipline.
Requirements vary for each discipline. Please review the specific requirements for your discipline carefully before applying to the YoungArts program.
Submission Upload Procedures
Before you can upload any of your submission materials, you must first complete the entire application. Once your main application form is complete, you will be sent, via email, a submission upload link. You will submit your materials to this link. In this email, you also will receive your unique YoungArts ID number. You will use this ID number on your submission materials. Please do not share your ID number or your link with anyone.
Your work will be evaluated on its merit alone in a blind adjudication process. Therefore, do not put your name or any identifying information anywhere in or on your submission materials.
- Visual artists are asked to present work that best exemplifies the extent and quality of their accomplishment.
- The panelists look for the development of original ideas in the work submitted – imagination, competence and the skillful use of materials.
What Panelists Look For
"The panel is seeking an artist who is technically proficient but more importantly, the artist must demonstrate a personal aesthetic; one that promises an original contribution to the visual arts."
"Technically strong but unique in approach to even routine assignments. Strong, original, independent work."
"We are looking for young artists who have accomplished technique and consistency but also have original vision and energy that set their work apart from all the others."