How to Apply

The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is inviting applications for the 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. Each of the 12 award-winning programs will receive $10,000 and an invitation to accept their award at a ceremony at the White House. In addition, all of the winners will receive an award plaque; will have the opportunity to attend the Annual Awardee Conference in Washington, DC, in the summer of 2017; and will be featured on the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program website, as a 2017 Awardee.

After-school and out-of-school arts and humanities programs—also known as Creative Youth Development programs—that are sponsored by museums, libraries, and performing arts organizations; educational institutions (e.g., preschools; elementary, middle, and high schools; universities; and colleges); arts centers, community service organizations, and businesses; and eligible government entities are encouraged to consider submitting an application. Programs applying for the award must meet all of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award’s Eligibility Criteria. Please sign up for updates if you would like to receive the application announcement. Completed applications will only be accepted via the online process. The deadline for application submissions is Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 5:00 p.m. PST.