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 outstanding programs all over the country for their work in providing excellent arts and humanities learning opportunities to young people. From big cities to small towns, the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award Finalists reflect the diversity of disciplines and settings of these exceptional programs that are taking place from coast to coast.

Active Learning Through Opera (“ALTO”) in Rio Rancho
The Santa Fe Opera
Santa Fe, NM

Each One Reach One
South San Francisco, CA

After School Center for the Performing Arts
New City Kids, Inc.
Jersey City, NJ

A Gift For Music
A Gift For Teaching, Inc.
Orlando, FL

Better Boys Foundation
Chicago, IL

Arts @ Large
Arts at Large, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

Arts for All, Inc.
Tucson, AZ

Arts Greenhouse
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA

ArtWorks Youth Program
St. Louis ArtWorks
St. Louis, MO

National Book Foundation, Inc.
New York, NY

Boston City Singers
Dorchester, MA

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

Circle Round the Square
Paper Circle
Nelsonville, OH

¡CityArts! Community AfterSchool Program
Providence CityArts for Youth, Inc.
Providence, RI

CPS Shakespeare!
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Chicago, IL

Delta Blues Museum Arts and Education Program
Delta Blues Foundation
Clarksdale, MS

Everett School
Providence, RI

everybody dance! after-school program
The Gabriella Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Express Yourself Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

IMPACT Repertory Theatre
IMPACT Repertory Theatre (dba New Heritage Theatre Group)
New York, NY

Intensive String Training Program for Black and Latino Young People
Project STEP, Inc.
Boston, MA

Job Training in the Arts
Downtown Aurora Visual Arts
Aurora, CO

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

MAPS Media Institute
Irwin and Florence Rosten Foundation
Hamilton, MT

Merit School of Music
Chicago, IL

Middle School Program
Workshop Houston
Houston, TX

Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra Community Partnership Programs
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

Mural Apprenticeships
Groundswell Community Mural Project, Inc.
Brooklyn, NY

Music Across Oregon
Ethos, Inc.
Portland, OR

Music Haven
Music Haven, Inc.
New Haven, CT

Neighborhood Music School’s “City Initiative”
Neighborhood Music School, Inc.
New Haven, CT

New Ballet Ensemble (NBE) and School Residencies/Scholarships
New Ballet Ensemble
Memphis, TN

New Vic Usher Corps
The New 42nd Street, Inc.
New York, NY

Out-of-School Writing Programs for Philadelphia Kids
Mighty Writers
Philadelphia, PA

Peer Education Theatre Troupe
Corner Health Center
Ypsilanti, MI

Pegasus Ensemble of Imagination Stage
Imagination Stage
Bethesda, MD

Professional Dance Division
OrigiNation, Inc.
Roxbury, MA

Project Next Generation @ the Kankakee Public Library
Kankakee Public Library
Kankakee, IL

Publicolor’s Continuum of Design-Based Programs
Publicolor, Inc.
New York, NY

Random Acts of Theatre Company
Freedom Foundation
Selma, AL

Ryman Arts
Ryman Carroll Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Sphinx Overture Program
Sphinx Organization, Inc.
Detroit, MI

Summer Performing Arts Company
Grand Forks Public Schools Summer Performing Arts
Grand Forks, ND

Teen Docent Program
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
New Orleans, LA

Teens Make History
Missouri History Museum
Saint Louis, MO

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

The KID Show Youth Theatre Program
Creede Repertory Theatre, Inc.
Creede, CO

The Young Author Project (YAP)
Deep Center, Inc.
Savannah, GA

Urban Artisans
VSA Indiana, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

WMCAT Teen Arts and Tech Program
West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology
Grand Rapids, MI