National Young Arts Foundation

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The National YoungArts Foundation was founded in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison to help young aspiring artists aged 15-18 gain a solid foundation of support and guidance. As well as national recognition for their works.

Every year National YoungArts Foundation offers a $10,000 scholarship to young artists between ages 15-18, or to students in grades 10-12. The competition is open to visual artists, literary artists, performing artists, and design artists. The type of scholarship this Foundation offers is a bit on the non traditional side. Meaning instead of the money going towards a specific thing you are able to do as you please with the money. That’s pretty cool if you ask me. For more information on the Foundation or the scholarship, check out the Foundation’s website

  1. S. Viola Davis was the winner in Theater in 1983 and Kerry Washington in Theater in 1994.

This years deadline is October 14, 2016

“I think that the arts are the soul of our nation. I felt that the arts had almost become an endangered species and I realized, especially with young people, that YoungArts will ensure the future of our soul.” – Ted Arison


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