National YoungArts Week is YoungArts’ signature program. A life-changing experience that supports young artists (ages 15 – 18 years or grades 10 – 12) in the visual, literary, design and performing arts, this program fosters interdisciplinary collaboration and offers guidance to prepare for a career in the arts.
Every year, approximately 170 Finalists come to Miami to participate in National YoungArts Week. During the weeklong intensive, participants across 10 disciplines take master classes and workshops with internationally renowned leaders in their field, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Sarah Brightman, Plácido Domingo, Frank Gehry, Jeff Koons, Wynton Marsalis, Rebecca Walker and Carrie Mae Weems, among others.
During YoungArts Week, Finalists are adjudicated and are given a monetary award of between $1,000 to $10,000 Finalists also share their work with the public through performances, readings, exhibitions and screenings on the YoungArts campus and New World Center.