National YoungArts Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded in 1981 by Ted and Lin Arison to identify and support young artists. The foundation identifies the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary and performing arts, and provides them with creative and professional development opportunities throughout their careers.
The foundation has a yearly competition namely YoungArts Competition. This competition opens for 15 to 18-year-old visual, literary or performing artists. The eligibilities are as follow:
- Be a citizen of the United States or permanent resident/green card recipient (copy of the documentation is required in the application)
- Be in grades 10–12 or 15–18 years of age on December 1 of the year you are applying
- Have not already been named a YoungArts Finalist and previously attended YoungArts Week
Should you be a winner, you will get these privileges:
- 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
Feel challenged? Register yourself here from 2 June through 16 October 2020.