National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) Applications Now Open

National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts)

Miami, FL

National YoungArts Foundation was established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison. YoungArts’ signature program is an application-based award for emerging artists ages 15–18 or in grades 10–12 from across the United States.

YoungArts award winners receive:

  • Cash awards
  • Mentorship by accomplished artists
  • A lifetime of creative and professional support
  • A peer network of distinguished artists
  • Nomination for U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts
  • National recognition

YoungArts’ 10 disciplines include:

  • Classical Music (Classical Instrumental and Composition)
  • Dance (Ballet, Choreography, Classic Indian, Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern/Contemporary, Tap and World Dance)
  • Design Arts (Architecture, Interior, Product , Fashion and Graphic Design)
  • Film (Narrative, Animation, Experimental and Documentary)
  • Jazz (Instrumental, Composition and Percussion)
  • Photography (Black & White, Color, Digital and Mixed Media)
  • Theater (Spoken and Musical Theater)
  • Visual Arts (Ceramics, Drawing, Multi-Media, Painting, Performance and Sculpture)
  • Voice (Classical, Jazz, Popular and Singer-Songwriter)
  • Writing (Creative Non-Fiction, Novel, Play or Script, Poetry, Short Story and Spoken Word)

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