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. 

Educator Experiences

National YoungArts Week for Educators: January 5–12 we will host the National YoungArts Week Educator Experience. This opportunity allows educators to participate in professional development on audition preparation and portfolio amplification, network with peers, observe YoungArts Finalists in master classes and attend performances and an exhibition at the YoungArts Campus in Miami. This weeklong event will also offer a group tour of local arts magnet schools. 
Professional Development: YoungArts presents professional learning opportunities for educators in audition preparation and portfolio development throughout the United States.

Spread the Word

Schools and educators are some of the top sources of information regarding the YoungArts competition for students. Whether through in-school presentations in Miami, Los Angeles and New York, or with posters, postcards and videos, we are here to support educators in their efforts to encourage their students to apply. 

To request an in-school presentation or application related materials, please contact us 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].


We invite you to participate in the organization's events at the historic YoungArts Campus throughout the season. To schedule a field trip to visit our campus, see our exhibitions or attend performances, please contact us at [email protected].

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