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National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards

Formerly Coming Up Taller, these awards recognize and support outstanding community arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of America’s young people by providing them with learning opportunities and chances to contribute to their communities. These awards focus national attention on exemplary programs currently fostering the creative and intellectual development of America’s youth through education and practical experience in the arts and the humanities.

This awards program is a project of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Each year, awards of $10,000 each are presented to National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards honorees. In addition, a Certificate of Excellence is given to all semifinalists.

Does your museum or library have an outstanding afterschool or out-of-school program that is transforming the lives of young people?

Deadline:  February 2, 2016

To apply:  http://www.nahyp.org/how-to-apply/

Participate in a webinar on January 13 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time to learn more about applying. See National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards: Application Orientation webinar with NEH and IMLS.

January 2016 NAHYP Applicant Webinar Transcript (PDF)

January 2016 NAHYP Applicant Webinar Recording

November 2015 NAHYP Webinar Transcript (PDF)

November 2015 NAHYP Webinar Recording

Program Contact:  
Reagan Moore, Museum Program Specialist
202-653-4637
rmoore@imls.gov

Sarah Fuller, Library Program Officer
202-653-4783
sfuller@imls.gov

For more information and a list of 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award Recipients, see www.nahyp.org.