During this intensive program, Finalists across 10 artistic disciplines participate in classes and workshops with internationally recognized leaders in their fields. The 2021 program, “National YoungArts Week +”, will take place virtually.
All YoungArts award winners are eligible for exclusive opportunities including a wide range of creative development support, and access to YoungArts Post—a private, online portal for YoungArts artists to connect, share their work and discover new opportunities.
YoungArts winners are eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students who exemplify academic and artistic excellence.
YoungArts guest artists are some of the most distinguished and accomplished artists in their fields like Debbie Allen, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jeanine Tesori, Frank Gehry, José Parlá, Mickalene Thomas, Wynton Marsalis and Salman Rushdie. They support YoungArts’ mission to cultivate and inspire the next generation of artists by graciously lending their time and expertise to work with YoungArts participants in each of our ten disciplines.
Applying to the YoungArts national competition can help young artists prepare for life after high school. By selecting to participate in the YoungArts Student List Service, applicants are connected with eligible colleges, conservatories and universities, and receive information about program offerings, financial aid and scholarships. This unique opportunity allows YoungArts applicants and winners to be seen by collegiate and pre-college programs institutions across the country.
For more information, contact Heike Dempster at [email protected].
For more information on the application process, click below.