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The National Youngarts Foundation


Arts & Culture


The Foundation identifies and supports the next generation of artists in the visual, literary, design, and performing arts; assists them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development; and raises appreciation for the arts in American society. Young artists are defined as those 15-18 (grades 10-12). The Foundationís 2016 Young Artists Prize gives youth opportunities to work with renowned mentors, access to significant scholarships, national recognition, and other opportunities to help ensure that the nationís most outstanding young artists are encouraged to pursue a career in the arts. Support is offered in the following areas: cinematic arts, dance, design, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing. The Prize selects up to 700 winners per year from students across the country. Winners will receive grants of up to $10,000 each and have the opportunity to attend YoungArts programs, and take workshops, interdisciplinary activities, performances, and master classes with internationally renowned artists. Those selected as merit winners receive a certificate of achievement, medallion, and recommendation letter in addition to being invited to a regional program in Los Angeles, Miami, and New York. Honorable mention winners receive the same as Merit winners along with a cash prize of $250. Finalists receive the same prizes as Merit winners, plus the opportunity to be judged for prizes ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Check out the Web site for additional information and application instructions.

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