2015 NATIONAL Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Finalists Announced!

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 2015 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.


ACTE II (A Commitment to Excellence)
Rosie’s Theater Kids, Inc.
New York, NY

Action Arts and Science Program
Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science
Sioux Falls, SD

After School Center
New City Kids, Inc.
Jersey City, NJ

ART 180 Community-Based Programs
ART 180
Richmond, VA

Art High
Armory Center for the Arts
Pasadena, CA

BBF Family Services
Chicago, IL

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

Arts for All, Inc.
Tucson, AZ

Rockford Area Arts Council
Rockford, IL

artworxLA Advanced Programs and Summer Scholarships
The H.E.Art Project dba artworxLA
Los Angeles, CA

Boston City Singers
Dorchester, MA

Brick x Brick
Jorge M. Pérez Art Museum of Miami-Dade County, Inc.
Miami, FL

Changing Young Lives Through the Arts!
Cathedral Arts Project
Jacksonville, FL

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

CityDance DREAM Program
CityDance, Inc.
Washington, DC

Confident Voices
SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young
New York, NY

Design Your (Neighbor)hood
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, WA

Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company
Destiny Arts Center
Oakland, CA

Everett School
Providence, RI

Intensive Community Program
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras
Boston, MA

LA Commons
Community Partners
Los Angeles, CA

La Rondalla
Big Thought
Dallas, TX

Matrix School of Theatre Ladders to Success
Matrix Theatre Company
Detroit, MI

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

MPACT (Moving Parents and Children Together)
Luna Dance Institute
Berkeley, CA

Music Across Oregon
Ethos, Inc.
Portland, OR

Music Haven, Inc.
New Haven, CT

Phoenix Rising Youth Empowerment Program
Art from Ashes, Inc.
Denver, CO

Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children, Inc.
Phoenix, AZ

Screen It!
Mexic-Arte Museum
Austin, TX

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

SOHO: Space of Her Own
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
Richmond, VA

Soul of the City
Humanities Council of Washington, DC
Washington, DC

Sphinx Overture Program
Sphinx Organization, Inc.
Detroit, MI

Spy Hop Productions
Salt Lake City, UT

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

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

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

Teen Reading Lounge
Pennsylvania Humanities Council
Philadelphia, PA

The Academy
Urban Arts Partnership
New York, NY

The Front Porch Library
Seminole Manor Neighborhood Association, Inc.
Tallahassee, FL

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

True Colors: Out Youth Theater
The Theater Offensive
Boston, MA

Urban Artisans
Indianapolis, IN

Urban Investigations
Center for Urban Pedagogy, Inc.
Brooklyn, NY

Viva La Cultura!
Sociedad Latina, Inc.
Roxbury, MA

Young Author Project
Deep Center, Inc.
Savannah, GA

Young Writers & Leaders
The Telling Room
Portland, ME

Youth Mentoring Program
Portland, OR

Zula B. Wylie Public Library Youth Tellers
Zula B. Wylie Public Libary
Cedar Hill, TX