YoungArts was established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison. YoungArts identifies the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary and performing arts, and provides them with creative and professional development opportunities throughout their careers. Entrance into this prestigious organization starts with a highly competitive application process for talented artists ages 15–18, or grades 10–12, in the United States, that is judged by esteemed discipline-specific panels of artists through a rigorous blind adjudication process. All YoungArts award winners receive financial awards and the chance to learn from notable artists.
Award winners are further eligible for exclusive opportunities including: nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school seniors; a wide range of creative development support including fellowships, residencies and awards; professional development programs offered in partnership with major institutions nationwide; additional financial support; and access to YoungArts Post, a private, online portal for YoungArts artists to connect, share their work and discover new opportunities.
At YoungArts, we believe in empowering artists to pursue a life in the arts. Our core values are excellence, collaboration, inclusivity, experimentation, respect and integrity.
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Learn more about our commitment to inclusivity here.
The Associate Director of Artist Community + Partnerships occupies a management position within YoungArts and reports to the Artistic Director. The Associate Director of Artist Community + Partnerships will oversee and facilitate day-to-day operations related to artist community engagement and partnerships with cultural and community colleague organizations, while assisting the Artistic Director in maintaining the highest possible administrative, programming and production standards for YoungArts. The Associate Director of Artist Community + Partnerships is responsible for collaborative ideation & implementation of strategic partnership and artist community initiatives as set forth by the Artistic Director and providing leadership for the Artistic Programs team with development and delivery of programming and engagement activity.