We need artists to inspire, transform and heal our communities. We need them to challenge us as a society, to develop new language, and to bring us together in empathy and in humanity. 

YoungArts introduces Together, a virtual fundraising campaign that affirms our vision to empower artists to pursue a life in the arts. Join us on this season-long journey with commissioned artwork, film, dance and so much more featuring artists across the visual, performing and literary arts. 



YoungArts at Home

A curated box of artistic objects, YoungArts at Home is inspired by the artists bringing us together in moments of imagination and community. Each of its contents is created or produced by a YoungArts award winner, and includes a mask by Lizette Avineri (2007 YoungArts Winner in Visual Arts), a puzzle with artwork by Ameya Okamoto (2018 YoungArts Winner in Visual Arts & U.S Presidential Scholar in the Arts), postcards by ​Jordan Tiberio (2011 YoungArts Winner in Photography) and a box designed with the artwork of Catherine Labarca (2016 YoungArts Winner in Visual Arts). 

YoungArts at Home is now available as a gift with donations of $1,000 and above while quantities last.


Together, a short film

YoungArts is commissioning a short animation illustrated by YoungArts alumni, mentors and notable guest artists. Each digital frame represents a unique work of art that will be available for purchase to support YoungArts. 

Together, a short film premieres this winter.  

Featuring artists Leticia Bajuyo, Zoë Buckman, Demetri Burke (2017 YoungArts Winner in Visual Arts), Robert Chambers, Julia Chiang, Paula Crown, Isabela Dos Santos (2011 YoungArts Winner in Film & U.S Presidential Scholar in the Arts), Glenn Espinosa (2016 YoungArts Winner in Visual Arts), Shepard Fairey, Dara Girel-Mats (2019 YoungArts Winner in Visual Arts), Sheree Hovsepian, KAWS, Yashua Klos, Jason Kraus, Catherine Labarca (2016 YoungArts Winner in Visual Arts), Destiny Moore (2020 YoungArts Winner in Visual Arts), José Parlá and Jean Shin (1990 YoungArts Winner in Visual Arts & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts)

National YoungArts Week

National YoungArts Week, YoungArts' signature program, fosters interdisciplinary collaboration and community while offering young artists the guidance needed to prepare for the next stage of their artistic development.
Join us in January 2021 as we bring the community online for a special evening of inspiration and performance featuring this year's YoungArts winners with opening remarks by YoungArts Board Chair Sarah Arison.

Choreography Commission

YoungArts presents a virtual dance commission featuring 2021 award winners in Dance, choreographed by Desmond Richardson, co-founder and co-artistic director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Hailed by The New York Times as “one of the great modern dancers of his time," Richardson is an award-winning performer and choreographer, and an alumnus and longtime mentor of YoungArts. Details coming in winter 2021. 
For additional information, please contact Dee Dee Sides at [email protected]