National YoungArts Foundation 2020 Submissions For YoungArts Competition Draws To A Close

2019 YoungArts Winners in Dance (Photo by Em Watson)

(Miami) – The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) is accepting applications for the 2020 YoungArts competition through October 11, 2019 at  Approximately 700 of the country’s most accomplished 15- to 18-year-old artists will be selected through a blind adjudication process and provided with funding, mentorship, and creative and professional development opportunities throughout their careers.

YoungArts award winners are eligible for the following:

2019 YoungArts Winner in Dance Isha Parupudi (Photo by Katherine Bollens)

Participation in National YoungArts Week, an all-expenses-paid week of master classes and workshops with leading artists such as Debbie Allen, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Frank Gehry, Wynton Marsalis, José Parlá, Salman Rushdie, Jeanine Tesori and Mickalene Thomas, as well as public performances, readings, exhibitions and screenings;

Cash awards of up to $10,000;

Nomination to become a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, one of the highest honors awarded to high school seniors in the United States;

Participation in YoungArts’ annual regional programs in Miami, Los Angeles and New York;

Artist Residencies at the YoungArts Campus and partner institutions;

Professional development opportunities, microgrants, awards and fellowships;

And access to YoungArts Post, a free, private, online platform that helps award winners create, connect and collaborate.

YoungArts winners join a professional network of more than 20,000 alumni artists. Distinguished alumni include: Daniel Arsham, Terence Blanchard, Camille A. Brown, Viola Davis, Allegra Goodman, Josh Groban, Judith Hill, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Andrew Rannells, Desmond Richardson and Hunter Schafer.

2019 YoungArts Winners in Dance Francesca Levita and Isaiah Day (Photo by Em Watson)

Eligibility and Award Information

Applicants must (1) be ages 15–18 or in high school grades 10–12 (as of December 1, 2019) (2) be either a United States citizen or a permanent resident and (3) demonstrate excellence in Classical Music, Dance, Design Arts, Film, Jazz, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts, Voice or Writing.

The application deadline is October 11, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

For inquiries please call (305) 377-1140 or email

Support for YoungArts is provided by the National Premier Partner Carnival Foundation; Design Arts Discipline Partner Arquitectonica; Visual Arts Discipline Partner Related Group; Jay Franke and David Herro; Sandra and Tony Tamer; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Press Release Via: National YoungArts Foundation

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