Support Art Education and Inspire Young Artists

by National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Vetted since 2009


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.

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NFAA is the only organization in the United States that provides a variety of programs and monetary awards to young artists in all artistic disciplines. Your contribution to YoungArts helps provide these emerging young artists with life-changing experiences and validation by renowned mentors, access to significant scholarships, national recognition. In a society that tends to tell artists to "be realistic," YoungArts encourages talented young artists to pursue careers in the arts.


Each year, approximately 11,000 students apply for the YoungArts program. Approximately 800 of these applicants are honored as YoungArts Winners and receive monetary awards. Out of the 800 YoungArts Winners, approximately 170 YoungArts winners are chosen as YoungArts Finalists, and share in a total benefits package valued at $1 million that includes an all-expenses paid trip to Miami, FL for workshops, master classes, performance and exhibition opportunities, networking and more.

Long-Term Impact

For over 33 years, NFAA has honored and awarded more than 20,000 young American artists with over $6 million in monetary awards and $150 million in college scholarship opportunities. Many former YoungArts Winners, including actress Kerry Washington, singer Josh Groban, and dancer Desmond Richardson, have gone on to have extremely successful careers in the arts.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts

Location: Miami, FL - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @YoungArts
Project Leader:
Bohne Lipsey
Miami, FL United States
$27,457 raised of $50,000 goal
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