YoungArts Foundation National Arts Competition

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Call for Artists: Grants - DEADLINE :  
YoungArts Foundation National Arts Competition


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


  • Cash awards 
  • Mentorship by accomplished artists 
  • A lifetime of creative and professional support
  • A peer network of distinguished artists
  • Nomination for U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts 
  • National recognition


  • 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 National YoungArts Week


  • Complete the YoungArts application on Acceptd, including required documentation and audition or portfolio materials, by October 16, 2020, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. ​Pay the $35 application fee or get a fee waiver. Learn more about fee waivers in our FAQ.