YoungArts Awareness Day

YoungArts Awareness Day is a nationwide initiative to encourage emerging artists to pursue their dreams of becoming professional artists. YoungArts Awareness Day aims to underscore the opportunities available to  emerging artists (between the ages of 15 and 18 or in high school grades 10‐12) through the organization that provides them with life‐changing experiences to help ensure they are supported in their pursuit of careers in the arts. 

YoungArts Awareness Day is September 19, 2017

Celebrate the fourth annual YoungArts Awareness Day with us by: 

  • Sharing your YoungArts story on social media using the hashtag #becauseofyoungarts. Make sure to tag YoungArts on FacebookInstagram and Twitter!
  • Encouraging a promising 15- to 18-year-old young artist to apply to the 2018 program by October 13, 11:59 p.m. ET. 
  • Making a gift to YoungArts.

Last year's YoungArts Awareness Day was a great success thanks to the individuals and organizations who came out, shared their art stories, spread the word and encouraged young artists to apply to YoungArts. In just one day...

  • Over 1,300 alumni, master teachers, cultural partners, friends and supporters spread the word and shared their stories in social media posts that were seen by 6.5 million people
  • Hundreds of alumni represented YoungArts by wearing limited-edition tees (you can still buy 'em!) and telling their friends about our program
  • We received 42 gifts and raised over $9,000 to support YoungArts programming for the 2017 year