The National YoungArts Foundation identifies and nurtures the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts and assists them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development. YoungArts aspires to create a community of alumni that provides a lifetime of encouragement, opportunity and support.
National YoungArts Week Theater Master Class with Phylicia Rashad
2017 YoungArts Winner in Dance Nicholas Kade Cummings during a Master Class
2018 YoungArts Winners in Photography in Little Havana
2018 YoungArts New York Master Class with Naeem Khan
National YoungArts Week
Approximately 170 finalists are invited to participate in National YoungArts Week, the organization’s signature program held annually in Miami that aims to foster cross-disciplinary collaboration and community while offering finalists the guidance needed to prepare for the next stage of their artistic development. During the intensive, weeklong and all-inclusive program, artists across 10 disciplines participate in master classes and workshops with internationally recognized leaders in their fields. Throughout the week, their work is further adjudicated for financial awards of up to $10,000. Finalists are also eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts.
YoungArts Regional Programs
Modeled after National YoungArts Week, regional programs offer life-changing experiences, guidance and support to winners nationwide through interdisciplinary workshops, seminars and master classes with renowned leaders in their fields. Regional programs are open to winners from all award levels—Finalist, Honorable Mention and Merit—and take place in Miami, Los Angeles and New York, with opportunities to engage with local audiences in their communities.
Ms. Sarah Arison
Arison Arts Foundation
Mr. Richard Kohan
John J. Kauffman
BDT & Company, LLC
Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
Tenor, Conductor, Administrator, General Director, Los Angeles Opera
Daniell Garno, Esq.
Greenberg Traurig LLP
William L. Morrison
Northern Trust Bank
Ms. Jewel Malone
Ms. Stacey Glassman Mizener
Vice President of Development
Ms. Dejha Carrington
Vice President of External Relations & Communications
Ms. Lisa Leone
Vice President of Artistic Programs
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.