2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards 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 2013 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.

ADAPT: A Dream and A Plan for Tomorrow
Each One Reach One, Inc.
South San Francisco, CA

Art Expression, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA

Art Reach
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Inc.
Provincetown, MA

Arts for All, Inc.
Tucson, AZ

ARTSCooL
City of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

ArtWorks Summer Program
St. Louis ArtWorks
St. Louis, MO

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklorico
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Aspen, CO

Boston Children’s Chorus, Inc.
Boston, MA

Bridges:Partners in Music
Merit School of Music
Chicago, IL

Cathedral Arts Project, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL

Center for Creative Youth (CCY)
Capitol Region Education Council
Hartford, CT

CEPA’s Community-Based Youth Education Program
Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Arts, Inc.
Buffalo, NY

Deep After-school Writing Workshops
Deep Center, Inc.
Savannah, GA

Delta Blues Museum Arts & Education Program
Delta Blues Foundation, Inc.
Clarksdale, MS

DREAM Program
CityDance Ensemble
Washington, DC

Everett School
Providence, RI

Expanding the Walls
The Studio Museum in Harlem
New York, NY

Express Yourself Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

Fabulous Females/Temporary LockDown
Storycatchers Theatre
Chicago, IL

Ifetayo Youth Ensemble
Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy
Brooklyn, NY

Investigating Where We Live
National Building Museum
Washington, DC

Kansas City Boys Choir/Kansas City Girls Choir
Kansas City Boys Choir
Kansas City, MO

Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools
New Orleans, LA

Middle School Program
Workshop Houston
Houston, TX

Midnight Shakespeare
Shakespeare – San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Music Across Oregon
Ethos Music Center
Portland, OR

Music Haven, Inc.
New Haven, CT

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

OrchKids: Planting Seeds for a Bright Future
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Baltimore, MD

Pearl Bailey Youth Program
Newport News Public Library System, Pearl Bailey Library
Newport News, VA

Phoenix Rising Poetry and Spoken Word Program
Art from Ashes, Inc.
Denver, CO

Photography and Leadership Training for Low-Income D.C. Youth
Critical Exposure
Washington, DC

Project AIM
Creative Kids
El Paso, TX

Project Discovery
Dallas Theater Center
Dallas, TX

Project STEP Inc.
Boston, MA

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

Publicolor Inc.
New York, NY

Ryman Arts
Ryman Carroll Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Sadie Nash Leadership Project
Brooklyn, NY

Side-By-Side Visual Arts Apprentice Program
Community School of the Arts
Knoxville, TN

Sphinx Overture Program
Sphinx Organization, Inc.
Detriot, MI

Spy Hop Productions
Salt Lake City, UT

STEP (Student Theatre Enrichment Program)
Cleveland Public Theatre, Inc.
Cleveland, OH

Student Produced Opera/Arts Integration Partnership Program in Rio Rancho
The Santa Fe Opera
Santa Fe, NM

TeenSpace Circle of Mentoring
Santa Ana Public Library
Santa Ana, CA

True Colors
The Theater Offensive
Boston, MA

Unified Theater: Spotlight on Ability
Unified Theater, Inc.
Hartford, CT

Urban Artisans
VSA Indiana, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

WriteGirl
Community Partners – WriteGirl
Los Angeles, CA

Year-Round Arts Mentoring for Youth
Caldera
Portland, OR