2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Finalists Announced2017 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 in the field of Creative Youth Development across the country for their work in providing excellent arts and humanities learning opportunities to young people. From big cities to small towns, the 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award Finalists reflect the diversity of disciplines and settings of these exceptional creative youth development programs that are taking place from coast to coast.


ADAPT (A Dream and A Plan for Tomorrow)

Each One Reach One, Inc.

South San Francisco, CA


Afterschool Arts Outreach

Norton Museum of Art, Inc.

West Palm Beach, FL


Art Expression, Inc.

Pittsburgh, PA


Art Literacy Program

Monterey County Free Libraries

Castroville, CA


Arts, Character & Education (ACE) Program

Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida, Inc.

Fort Myers, FL



Lawrence Arts Center, Inc.

Lawrence, KS


Atlanta Music Project

Atlanta, GA


Brick City Theatre

Cleveland Public Theatre, Inc.

Cleveland, OH


Brick x Brick

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

Miami, FL


Carpe Diem Academy - Mercyhurst University

Mercyhurst University

Erie, PA


Central Music Academy, Inc.

Lexington, KY


Codman Academy Summer Shakespeare Institute

Huntington Theatre Company, Inc.

Boston, MA


College Preparatory Program

Phoenix Conservatory of Music

Phoenix, AZ


Confident Voices

SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young

New York, NY


Cool Classics!

Cool Classics, Inc.

Chicago, IL


Creative Readers

Port Washington Public Library

Port Washington, NY


Design Your (Neighbor)hood

Seattle Art Museum

Seattle, WA


Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company (DAYPC)

Destiny Arts Center

Oakland, CA


Flynn Arts

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

Burlington, VT


Inclusive Weekend Program

Children's Museum of the Arts

New York, NY


INTAKE Native Instrument Academy

INTAKE Organization

Stamford, CT


Iroquois Library English Conversation Club & Cultural Programs

The Louisville Free Public Library Foundation, Inc.

Louisville, KY


Kalamazoo Kids In Tune

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

Kalamazoo, MI


Kent Bellows Mentoring Program

Joslyn Art Museum

Omaha, NE


Kidznotes, Inc.

Durham, NC


MAPS Media Institute

The Irwin and Florence Rosten Foundation, Inc.

Hamilton, MT


Mas Camp: Carnival Costumes From Hartford's West Indian Community

Connecticut Historical Society

Hartford, CT


Minnesota Children's Museum

Saint Paul, MN


Music Haven

New Haven, CT


New Bedford Whaling Museum High School Apprenticeship Program

Old Dartmouth Historical Society

New Bedford, MA


Newark Museum Explorers Program

Newark Museum Association

Newark, NJ


Phoenix Rising Creative Youth Empowerment Program

Art from Ashes, Inc.

Denver, CO


Pistarckle Theater Performing Arts Youth Program

Pistarckle Theater, Inc.

St. Thomas, VI


Preserving Our Southern Appalachian Musicians

Preserving Our Southern Appalachian Music, Inc.

Pickens, SC


RAISE (Responding to Art Involves Self Expression)

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Williamstown, MA


Rejoice School of Ballet

Nashville, TN


Sankofa African Drummers and Dancers

Inner City Cultural League, Inc.

Dover, DE


Shakespeare Inside and Out

Actors' Shakespeare Project

Somerville, MA


Soul of the City

Humanities Council of Washington, DC

Washington, DC


Summer Performing Arts Company

Grand Forks Public Schools

Grand Forks, ND


Talent Development Program of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center, Inc.

Atlanta, GA


Teen Creative Agency

Museum of Contemporary Art

Chicago, IL


Teen Innovators at BLDG 92

Brooklyn Historical Society

Brooklyn, NY


The Baltimore Speaks Out Program

Wide Angle Youth Media

Baltimore, MD


The Fellows Program - The Frick Collection Project

Ghetto Film School, Inc.

Bronx, NY


The KID Show

Creede Repertory Theatre, Inc.

Creede, CO


The Penguin Project Foundation, Inc.

Peoria, IL


The Possibility Project Foster Care Program

Cities at Peace, Inc.

New York, NY


The Red Kite Project

Chicago Children's Theatre

Chicago, IL


Zula B. Wylie Public Library Youthtellers

Zula B. Wylie Public Library

Cedar Hill, TX