Application Now Open at National YoungArts Foundation for YoungArts 2021

Heike Dempster
July 27, 2020

Are you a 15- to 18-year-old visual, literary, or performing artist?
Applications for the 2021 competition is now open through October 16, 2020. 



YoungArts’ signature program is an application-based award for emerging artists ages 15–18 or in grades 10–12. Selected through a blind adjudication process conducted by an independent panel of highly accomplished artists, YoungArts winners receive financial awards, creative and professional development experiences working with renowned mentors, and become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Joining a 20,000-strong alumni community, YoungArts award winners form a rich network of peers that provides support and opportunities throughout artists’ careers.