Free admission (all visitors, all hours)


“National YoungArts Week” is YoungArts’ signature program that offers YoungArts award winners at the Finalist level the guidance needed to prepare for the next stage of their artistic development. Typically held in-person in Miami, the 2021 program, “National YoungArts Week+,” will take place virtually.

During the intensive program, Finalists across 10 disciplines participate in online classes and interdisciplinary workshops with internationally recognized leaders in their field, including acclaimed visual artist Zoe Buckman; Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction recipient and bestselling author Edwidge Danticat; Grammy Award winning vocalist and songwriter Lisa Fischer; Grammy and Tony Award nominee and Broadway actor Michael McElroy*; principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and virtuoso Anthony McGill; editor at large for special projects at TIME and photographer extraordinaire Paul Moakley; Grammy Award-winning film composer Nora Kroll Rosenbaum; one of the most influential graphic designers in the world Paula Scher; and Emmy and Grammy award-winning audio engineer Patrick Smith*, among many others. Their work is adjudicated for financial awards of up to $10,000, and Finalists are also eligible for nomination as U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts.

All events will stream from RSVP here.

Monday, January 25, 2021

8:00 PM ET

National YoungArts Week + Celebration hosted by Josh Groban,
Voice Performance and the premiere of
Together, a short film

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

8:00 PM ET

Jazz Concert and Theater Performance**

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

8:00 PM ET

Dance Performance and Film Screenings**

Thursday, January 28, 2021

8:00 PM ET

Classical Music Performance 

Friday, January 29, 2021

8:00 PM ET

Design, Photography and Visual Arts Exhibition Opening curated by Jasmine Wahi**

Saturday, January 30, 2021

8:00 PM ET

Writers’ Readings**

**All ages are welcome to YoungArts performances and exhibitions, but please be aware that performances may include adult language and topics.