Apply To YoungArts

Are you a visual, literary, design or performing artist between the ages of 15-18?
Step into your greatness.

START AN APPLICATION

 

Deadline: October 14, 2016, 11:59 PM EST

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 in your field

  • 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

Am I eligible?

To apply to YoungArts, artists must be:

  • US citizens or have permanent resident status

  • 15-18 years of age or in grades 10-12 on December 1, 2016

Please also note that Finalists who have previously attended YoungArts Week are not eligible to apply in any discipline/category.  We encourage these artists to participate in alumni programming.  Please contact [email protected] to find out more.

WORDS FROM YOUNGARTS WINNERS

"YoungArts was really the organization that helped me understand that I could have the courage to be an artist. And through YoungArts week I actually got a full scholarship to go to Harvard University which really started off my artistic career." 

Dave Eggar
1987 Winner in Classical Music
& U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts

"Because of YoungArts, I was awarded a full scholarship to Manhattan School of Music for jazz trumpet performance, I was asked to participate in a master class with one of my biggest heros jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, and I felt endeless supported in all musical endeavours." 

Benny Benack III
2009 Winner in Jazz