YoungArts’ National Arts Competition for 15-18 Year Old Visual, Literary, or Performing Artists

Published: August 29th, 2019

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

YoungArts’ signature program is an application-based award for emerging artists ages 15–18 or in grades 10–12 from across the United States. Selected through a blind adjudication process conducted by an independent panel of highly accomplished artists, YoungArts winners receive valuable support, including financial awards of up to $10,000, professional development and educational experiences working with renowned mentors, and performance and exhibition opportunities at some of the nation’s leading cultural institutions. Joining a 20,000-strong alumni community, they receive creative and professional development opportunities and connect with an extraordinarily rich network of peers.

 

For more information view the 2020 Application Poster

WHY APPLY

  • ​Receive up to $10,000 in cash awards

  • Take master classes with accomplished artists

  • ​Become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts

  • Receive a lifetime of creative and professional development opportunities

  • Achieve national recognition

ELIGIBILITY

  • Be a citizen of the United States or permanent resident/green card recipient (copy of documentation is required in the application)

  • Be in grades 10–12 or 15–18 years of age on December 1, 2019

  • Have not already been named a YoungArts Finalist and previously attended YoungArts Week

HOW TO APPLY

  • Complete the YoungArts application on Acceptd, including required documentation and audition or portfolio materials. ​Pay the $35 application fee or get a fee waiver. Learn more about fee waivers in our FAQ.

Deadline for applications is October 11th, 2019 11:59pm Eastern Time.