YoungArts identifies exceptional young artists, amplifies their potential, and invests in their lifelong creative freedom.
Established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison, YoungArts identifies exceptional young artists, amplifies their potential, and invests in their lifelong creative freedom. Entrance into this prestigious organization starts with a highly competitive application for talented artists ages 15–18, or grades 10–12, that is judged by esteemed discipline-specific panels of artists through a rigorous blind adjudication process. YoungArts award winners receive mentorship and financial awards; gain access to a lifetime of creative, professional development and funding opportunities; and become part of an uplifting, inter-generational community that helps artists connect, create and collaborate.
Our core values—excellence, collaboration, inclusivity, experimentation, respect and integrity—underpin our efforts to support artists. Read about our commitment to inclusivity here.