2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award Finalists

The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and its cultural partners- the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services are proud to recognize 50 exceptional programs across the country for their work in presenting rich arts and humanities learning opportunities to young people. From small towns to big cities, the 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award Finalists reflect the diversity of disciplines and settings of these wonderful programs that are taking place from coast to coast.

African Culture & History through Traditional Dance and Music
African Culture Connection
Omaha, NE

Art Apprenticeships
Better Boys Foundation
Chicago, IL

Arts Education Program for Youth
Arts Corps
Seattle, WA

ArtWorks for Milwaukee, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

AS220 Youth Studio
Providence, RI

BookUp National
Book Foundation, Inc.
New York, NY

Boston Children’s Chorus, Inc.
Boston, MA

Charter Oak Temple Restoration Association, Inc.
Charter Oak Cultural Center’s Youth Arts Institute
Hartford, CT

Children’s Fine Art Classes
Louisville Visual Art Association, Inc.
Louisville, KY

Digital Pathways
Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC)
San Francisco, CA

Ethos Music Center
Ethos, Inc.
Portland, OR

Get Lit-Words Ignite
Los Angeles, CA

The Great Debaters!
Bronx School for Law, Government, Justice – NYC Department of Education
Bronx, NY

Greater Miami Youth Symphony
Greater Miami Youth Symphony of Dade County FL, Inc.
Miami, FL

ICA Out-of-School Teen Programs
Institute of Contemporary Art
Boston, MA

Ifetayo Youth Ensemble
Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy
Brooklyn, NY

Incarcerated Youth at Play Programs
Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Inc.
Somerville, MA

The In-Sight Photography Project
Brattleboro, VT

Intensive Community Program (ICP)
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, Inc.
Boston, MA

Mariachi Master Apprentice Program
City of San Fernando
San Fernando, CA

Mural Apprenticeships
Groundswell Community Mural Project
Brooklyn, NY

Museum Apprentice Program (MAP)
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

Music Haven
New Haven, CT

Myth and the Hero
Alchemy, Inc.
Copley, OH

New Art in the Neighborhood
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
Saint Louis, MO

Out of School Programs
DreamYard Project, Inc .
Bronx, NY

Paso Nuevo/Next Step
Grupo de Artistas Latinoamericanos, Inc.
GALA Hispanic Theatre
Washington, DC

The Penguin Project
The Penguin Project Foundation Inc.
Peoria, IL

Phoenix Rising Community Arts Partnership
Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa, Inc.
Tulsa, OK

Photography and Leadership Fellowship Program
Critical Exposure, Inc.
Washington, DC

Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra
Milwaukee, WI

Project AIM (Arts in Motion)
Creative Kids Inc.
El Paso, TX

Project Youth Art Reach
Class Acts Arts, Inc.
Silver Spring, MD

Providence CityArts Community Youth Arts Afterschool Program
Providence CityArts for Youth, Inc.
Providence, RI

Publicolor Inc.
New York, NY

Residential Programs for Court-Involved Youth
Storycatchers Theatre
Chicago, IL

RISE! (Rhythm in Setting Expectations)
Crispus Attucks Cultural Center, Inc.
Norfolk, VA

Rosie’s House Music Education Program
Rosie’s House Music Academy for Children
Phoenix, AZ

Ryman Arts
Ryman Carroll Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Sounds of Hope, Ltd.
Saint Paul, MN

Sphinx Preparatory Music Institute
Sphinx Organization, Inc.
Detroit, MI

Student Historians High School Internship Program
New-York Historical Society
New York, NY

Teen Reviewers & Critics (TRaC) program
The ArtsConnection, Inc.
New York, NY

Theatre Action Project Out of School Time Programming
Theatre Action Project
Austin, TX

Urban Artisans
VSA Indiana, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

The Urbano Project
UrbanArts, Inc.
Jamaica Plain, MA

WPAS Summer Performing Arts Academy
Washington Performing Arts Society
Washington, DC

Year-round Arts Mentoring
Portland, OR

Youth Orchestra LA
Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
Los Angeles, CA

Youth Radio
Oakland, CA