Educators

YoungArts could not do the work we do to identify, recognize and award outstanding students in the arts without the work, support and effort of educators. We invite educators to get involved with YoungArts and encourage their students to apply to our signature competition. 

Arts Educator News

From updates on YoungArts events to information about upcoming programs designed specifically for educators, sign up for first access to all things YoungArts.


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Experience YoungArts

YoungArts provides arts educators the chance to network with their peers from around the country, observe award winners in master classes and attend performances and exhibitions. We also offer professional learning opportunities for educators in audition preparation and portfolio development.

Support Your Artists

We are here to support educators in their efforts to encourage their students to apply to YoungArts. To request a school presentation or application materials, please contact Heike Dempster at [email protected].

College Recruitment Initiative

Applying to the YoungArts national competition can help young artists prepare for life after high school. By selecting to participate in the YoungArts Student List Service, applicants are connected with eligible colleges, conservatories and universities, and receive information about program offerings, financial aid and scholarships. This unique opportunity allows YoungArts applicants and winners to be seen by collegiate and pre-college programs institutions across the country.

For more information, contact us at [email protected].

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