Programs for Alumni

Every YoungArts winner becomes a part of the ever-growing YoungArts alumni community. We welcome you to our artistic family of more than 20,000 alumni and hope you will stay engaged and involved with YoungArts through one or more of the opportunities listed below.

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We want to hear from you! The more we know about you and your artistic interests and endeavors, the better we can match you up with opportunities and provide resources for you to advance your career. Tell us what you’ve been up to by writing to [email protected]

And don't forget to follow YoungArts on FacebookInstagramTwitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Snapchat to get updates on programming and learn more about YoungArts winners and alumni. And if you join our official YoungArts Alumni Facebook group, you can connect with other alumni and learn about opportunities and announcements. 

Alumni Open Calls

YoungArts increasingly makes open calls to alumni to provide fair opportunities and inclusion in our programming and events. 

In Process

An interdisciplinary week-long residency program here on our Miami campus pairing YoungArts alumni of different disciplines where they create brand new works-in-process. In Process provides a rare glimpse into a range of artistic processes and techniques (admission is by invitation).

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Up Next

Taking place in New York and Los Angeles, Up Next is a series of day-long symposia for up to 50 alumni to participate in sessions, workshops and panels that provide the building blocks, tools and knowledge necessary for a successful career in the arts.

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Daniel Arsham Fellowship, presented by the Ridinger-McLaughlin Family

A major granting program for aspiring visual artists up to three years out of receiving their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Named in honor of acclaimed contemporary artist Daniel Arsham (1999 YoungArts Winner in Visual Arts) and supported by SHOP.COM and DNA Atelier Co-Founders Duane McLaughlin and Amber Ridinger-McLaughlin, the Fellowship further expands the organization’s support of YoungArts alumni as they pursue careers in the arts. 

For the next three years (2017-2019, inclusively), one YoungArts alumnus/a a year will receive an unrestricted prize of $25,000 and year-long mentorship opportunities with Arsham. SHENEQUA, a 2011 YoungArts Winner in Visual Arts, has been named the inaugural Daniel Arsham Fellow by a jury of internationally renowned artists and YoungArts Master Teachers, including Derrick Adams, José Parlá, Teresita Fernández and Daniel Arsham, and YoungArts President and CEO Carolina García Jayaram. 

Spread the word

Whenever we ask applicants how they heard about YoungArts, a huge percentage of them tell us it was word of mouth. That's right. Good old-fashioned word of mouth. Since so many of you have told us how YoungArts has changed your life, we'd love it if you could help spread the word and encourage the next generation of artists to apply to YoungArts.

You can do this by talking to students, educators and parents at schools, summer programs, festivals, conferences or on social media. Have a YoungArts story to tell? Share it with us and others by using the hashtag #becauseofyoungarts on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

Write for YoungArts

We are always looking for guest writers for the YoungArts Blog. We welcome blog entries written exclusively for YoungArts. This is a chance to share write about an exciting project you’re working on, review or provide insight into another artist’s work, commentary on current events in relation to the art world, or share your own recent work.