The YoungArts 2016 Application is now open! Make sure to read up on the application process on our website, check out our YouTube videos for inspiration, and fill out this cool form to receive tailored information on your disciplines of interest. 

    Apply now for your chance to win cash awards of up to $10,000, take Master Classes with world-renowned artists, become a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, perform in the most prestigious venues in the country, get significant access to scholarships and achieve national recognition.

    Not a young artist? Share this email with the artists you know (ages 15 to 18 or in grades 10-12) and encourage them to apply! YoungArts accepts application in Cinematic Arts, Dance, Design Arts, Jazz, Music, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts, Voice, and Writing (including Spoken Word!).

    Questions about the application? Visit our FAQ page or write to apply@youngarts.org.


    Careers in Film Summit


    Join the Academy on Saturday, October 17, as we partner with Overbrook Entertainment and President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative for our first Careers in Film Summit. The daylong event will provide students from the Los Angeles and Compton Unified School Districts and the local community the opportunity to learn about careers in the motion picture industry, as well as hear from working professionals about the skills, education and hard work required to achieve their dreams.


    The summit will feature six panels of Academy members and filmmakers who will discuss their professions, as well as the paths they took to achieve a successful career. The moderators and panelists will help students identify key knowledge areas, skills and competencies that are essential for specific jobs. Students will be able to participate in Q&A sessions at the end of each panel.


    Panelists will represent a wide variety of film industry jobs, including cinematography, composing, sound design, film editing, special effects makeup, visual effects, public relations, marketing and costume design. Clips from feature films – chosen by the panelists to highlight significant work – will illustrate the talks.


    The summit will be open to high school students in their junior or senior year; students in their first year of college or vocational training; and students up to age 21 who are associated with community organizations. Tickets are free but are required, and can be obtained through the Academy’s website at www.oscars.org, starting Monday, September 28.


    October 17, 2015, from 9 a.m to 5:30 p.m.

    (Lunch will be provided)

    Samuel Goldwyn Theater

    8949 Wilshire Blvd.

    Beverly Hills, CA 90211