NFAA youngARTS Program

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

October 13

Awarded By

National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA)

Award Amount

youngARTS winners share over $500,000 in cash awards. The awards are disbursed as follows: Gold Awards - $10,000 annually, non-renewable. Silver Awards - $5,000 annually, non-renewable. Level I - $3,000 annually, non-renewable. Level II - $1,500 annually, non-renewable. Level III - $1,000 annually, non-renewable. The following award level receives a cash award but do not particpate in youngARTS Week in Miami, FL.: Honorable Mention Awards - $250 annually, non-renewable.


As a result of participating in the youngARTS program, approximately 400 artists receive direct cash awards. Others are noted for their excellence through merit awards. In all, almost 10 percent of all the youngARTS program applicants receive some kind of award or recognition for their talents.

Additional Information

Previous winners who have attended youngARTS Week are not eligible. However, students who have received Honorable Mention Awards or Merit Awards, as well as other participants who did not receive a youngARTS award, are eligible if they meet the age requirement. Students will be notified of the results. If they have been invited to participate in youngARTS Week, they will be given instructions. During youngARTS Week, finalists will participate in master classes, workshops, interviews, performances and exhibitions. The final judging will take place during this time and a panel of judges will determine cash awards.

Deadline Info

Additional information and applications are available online from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA) website. An eligible applicant may register online. A student may apply i ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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