National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Finalists

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards

 

2017 Finalists

ADAPT (A Dream and A Plan for Tomorrow)
Each One Reach One
South San Francisco, CA

Afterschool Arts Outreach
Norton Museum of Art
West Palm Beach, FL

Art Expression
Pittsburgh, PA

Art Literacy Program
Monterey County Free Libraries
Castroville, CA

Arts, Character & Education (ACE) Program
Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida
Fort Myers, FL

ARTSpace
Lawrence Arts Center
Lawrence, KS

Atlanta Music Project
Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Talent Development Program
Woodruff Arts Center
Atlanta, GA

Baltimore Speaks Out
Wide Angle Youth Media
Baltimore, MD

Brick City Theatre
Cleveland Public Theatre
Cleveland, OH

Carpe Diem Academy at Mercyhurst University
Mercyhurst University
Erie, PA

Central Music Academy
Lexington, KY

Design Your (Neighbor)hood
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, WA

Fellows Program – The Frick Collection Project
Ghetto Film School
Bronx, NY

FlynnArts
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Burlington, VT

Foster Care Program
The Possibility Project
New York, NY

Huntington – Codman Summer Theatre Institute
Huntington Theatre Company
Boston, MA

Inclusive Sunday 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
Louisville, KY

Kalamazoo Kids In Tune
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo, and Kalamazoo Public Schools
Kalamazoo, MI

Kent Bellows Mentoring Program
Joslyn Art Museum
Omaha, NE

Kidznotes
Durham, NC

Mas Camp: Carnival Costumes from Hartford’s West Indian Community
Connecticut Historical Society
Hartford, CT

Minnesota Children’s Museum Play Team
Minnesota Children’s Museum
St. Paul, MN

Music Haven
New Haven, CT

Phoenix Rising Creative Youth Empowerment Program
Art from Ashes, Inc.
Denver, CO

Pistarckle Theater Performing Arts Youth Program
Pistarckle Theater
St. Thomas, VI

RAISE (Responding to Art Involves Self Expression)
The Clark Art Institute
Williamstown, MA

Rejoice School of Ballet
Nashville, TN

Sankofa African Drummers and Dancers
Inner City Cultural League
Dover, DE

Shakespeare Inside and Out
Actors’ Shakespeare Project
Somerville, MA

Soul of the City
Humanities Council of Washington, DC
Washington, DC

Teen Creative Agency
Museum of Contemporary Art
Chicago, IL

The KID Show
Creede Repertory Theatre, Inc.
Creede, CO

The Red Kite Project
Chicago Children’s Theatre
Chicago, IL

Young Appalachian Musicians
Preserving Our Southern Appalachian Music
Pickens, SC

Zula B. Wylie Public Library Youth Tellers
Zula B. Wylie Public Library
Cedar Hill, TX

2016 Finalists

ADAPT: A Dream and A Plan for Tomorrow
Each One Reach One
South San Francisco, CA

Alleghany JAM
Alleghany County Schools
Sparta, NC

Anishinabe Performance Circle
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan
Mount Pleasant, MI

ART 180 Community Programs
ART 180
Richmond, VA

Atlanta Music Project
Atlanta, GA

BalletRox Dance!
BalletRox
Jamaica Plain, MA

Boston City Singers
Dorchester, MA

Brick City Theatre
Cleveland Public Theatre
Cleveland, OH

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

Cathedral Arts Project, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL

Children’s Fine Art Classes
Louisville Visual Art Association, Inc.
Louisville, KY

Confident Voices
SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young
New York, NY

Critical Exposure Fellowship Program
Critical Exposure
Washington, DC

Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company (DAYPC)
Destiny Arts Center
Oakland, CA

INTAKE Native Instrument Academy
INTAKE Organization
Stamford, CT

JXTALab
Juxtaposition Arts
Minneapolis, MN

Kansas City Boys Choir/Kansas City Girls Choir
Kansas City Boys Choir
Kansas City, MO

MAPS Media Institute
The Irwin and Florence Rosten Foundation, Inc.
Hamilton, MT

Merit School of Music
Chicago, IL

Minnesota Children’s Museum’s Play Team
Minnesota Children’s Museum
St. Paul, MN

Museum Apprentice Program
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

New City Kids’ After School Center for the Performing Arts
New City Kids
Jersey City, NJ

Owl & Panther Project
The Hopi Foundation
Kykotsmovi, AZ

Phoenix Rising Creative Empowerment Program
Art from Ashes, Inc.
Denver, CO

RHAPSODY Hip-Hop Summer Arts Camp
Progressive Arts Alliance
Cleveland, OH

Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children, Inc.
Phoenix, AZ

Side-By-Side Visual Arts Apprentice Program
Community School of the Arts
Knoxville, TN

Soul of the City
Humanities Council of Washington, DC
Washington, DC

STC School Partnership Program
Sacramento Theatre Company
Sacramento, CA

TAP Powered by STEAM (Tween/Teen Arts Program) + (STEM & Arts)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington
Washington, DC

The KID Show
Creede Repertory Theatre, Inc.
Creede, CO

The Possibility Project
New York, NY

The Roots of Music
New Orleans, LA

Undesirable Elements
Global Kids
New York, NY

Washington Performing Arts Summer Camps
Washington Performing Arts
Washington, DC

Writers in Communities (WIC)
Gemini Ink
San Antonio, TX

Youth Docent Program
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Cincinnati, OH

Zula B. Wylie Public Library Youth Tellers
Zula B. Wylie Public Library
Cedar Hill, TX

2015 Finalists

After School Center
New City Kids, Inc.
Jersey City, NJ

ART 180 Community-Based Programs
ART 180
Richmond, VA

ArtLAB
BBF Family Services
Chicago, IL

Arts @ Large
Arts At Large, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

Arts for All, Inc.
Arts for All, Inc.
Tucson, AZ

ArtsPlace
Rockford Area Arts Council
Rockford, IL

artworxLA Advanced Programs and Summer Scholarships
The H.E.Art Project dba artworxLA
Los Angeles, CA

Boston City Singers
Boston City Singers
Dorchester, MA

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

Changing Young Lives Through the Arts!
Cathedral Arts Project
Jacksonville, FL

Children’s Fine Art Classes
Louisville Visual Art Association, Inc.
Louisville, KY

Confident Voices
SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young
New York, NY

Design Your (Neighbor)hood
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, WA

Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company
Destiny Arts Center
Oakland, CA

Everett School
Everett School
Providence, RI

Intensive Community Program
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras
Boston, MA

LA Commons
Community Partners
Los Angeles, CA

La Rondalla
Big Thought
Dallas, TX

Matrix School of Theatre Ladders to Success
Matrix Theatre Company
Detroit, MI

MPACT (Moving Parents and Children Together)
Luna Dance Institute
Berkeley, CA

Music Across Oregon
Ethos, Inc.
Portland, OR

Music Haven, Inc.
Music Haven, Inc.
New Haven, CT

Phoenix Rising Youth Empowerment Program
Art from Ashes, Inc.
Denver, CO

Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children, Inc.
Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children, Inc.
Phoenix, AZ

Screen It!
Mexic-Arte Museum
Austin, TX

Side-By-Side Visual Arts Apprentice Program
Knoxville Community School of the Arts
Knoxville, TN

SOHO: Space of Her Own
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
Richmond, VA

Soul of the City
Humanities Council of Washington, DC
Washington, DC

Sphinx Overture Program
Sphinx Organization, Inc.
Detroit, MI

St. Louis ArtWorks Youth Program
St. Louis ArtWorks
St. Louis, MO

Teen Arts + Tech Program
West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT)
Grand Rapids, MI

Teen Reading Lounge
Pennsylvania Humanities Council
Philadelphia, PA

The Academy
Urban Arts Partnership
New York, NY

The Front Porch Library
Seminole Manor Neighborhood Association, Inc.
Tallahassee, FL

The KID Show
Creede Repertory Theatre, Inc.
Creede, CO

True Colors: Out Youth Theater
The Theater Offensive
Boston, MA

Viva La Cultura!
Sociedad Latina, Inc.
Roxbury, MA

Zula B. Wylie Public Library Youth Tellers
Zula B. Wylie Public Libary
Cedar Hill, TX

2014 Finalists

A Gift For Music
A Gift For Teaching, Inc.
Orlando, FL

Active Learning Through Opera (ALTO) in Rio Rancho
The Santa Fe Opera
Santa Fe, NM

ADAPT: A Dream and A Plan for Tomorrow
Each One Reach One
South San Francisco, CA

After School Center for the Performing Arts
New City Kids, Inc.
Jersey City, NJ

ArtLAB
Better Boys Foundation
Chicago, IL

Arts for All, Inc.
Tucson, AZ

Arts Greenhouse
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA

Arts @ Large
Arts at Large, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

ArtWorks Youth Program
St. Louis ArtWorks
St. Louis, MO

BookUp
National Book Foundation, Inc.
New York, NY

Boston City Singers
Dorchester, MA

Children’s Fine Art Classes
Louisville Visual Art Association, Inc.
Louisville, KY

Circle Round the Square
Paper Circle
Nelsonville, OH

Everett School
Providence, RI

Express Yourself Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

IMPACT Repertory Theatre
New Heritage Theatre Group
New York, NY

Kansas City Boys Choir/Kansas City Girls Choir
Kansas City Boys Choir
Kansas City, MO

MAPS Media Institute
The Irwin and Florence Rosten Foundation, Inc.
Hamilton, MT

Merit School of Music
Chicago, IL

Music Across Oregon
Ethos, Inc.
Portland, OR

Music Haven, Inc.
New Haven, CT

MYSO Community Partnership Programs
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

Out-of-School Writing Programs for Philadelphia Kids
Mighty Writers
Philadelphia, PA

Pegasus Ensemble
Imagination Stage
Bethesda, MD

Professional Dance Division
OrigiNation, Inc.
Roxbury, MA

Project Next Generation @ the Kankakee Public Library
Kankakee Public Library
Kankakee, IL

Random Acts of Theatre Company (RATCo)
Freedom Foundation
Selma, AL

Ryman Arts
Ryman-Carroll Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Sphinx Overture Program
Sphinx Organization, Inc.
Detroit, MI

Summer Performing Arts Company (SPA)
Grand Forks Public Schools
Grand Forks, ND

Summer Teen Docent Program
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
New Orleans, LA

Teen Arts + Tech Program
West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT)
Grand Rapids, MI

Teen Empowerment Mural Apprenticeship (TEMA)
Groundswell Community Mural Project, Inc.
Brooklyn, NY

The City Initiative
Neighborhood Music School
New Haven, CT

The KID Show Youth Theatre Program
Creede Repertory Theatre, Inc.
Creede, CO

Theatre Troupe Peer Education Program
Corner Health Center
Ypsilanti, MI

Urban Artisans
VSA Indiana, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

Young Author Project (YAP)
Deep Center, Inc.
Savannah, GA

2013 Finalists

ADAPT: A Dream and A Plan for Tomorrow
Each Once Reach One, Inc.
San Francisco, CA

Art Expression Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA

ARTSCool
City of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

ArtWorks Summer Program
St. Louis ArtWorks
St. Louis, MO

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklórico
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Aspen, CO

Bridges: Partners in Music
Merit School of Music
Chicago, IL

Cathedral Arts Project, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL

Center for Creative Youth (CCY)
Capitol Region Education Council
Hartford, CT

Deep After-School Writing Workshops
Deep Center, Inc.
Savannah, GA

Delta Blues Museum Arts & Education Program
Delta Blues Foundation, Inc.
Clarksdale, MS

DREAM Program
CityDance Ensemble
Washington, DC

Everett School
Providence, RI

Expanding the Walls
The Studio Museum in Harlem
New York, NY

Express Yourself Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

Kansas City Boys Choir/Kansas City Girls Choir
Kansas City Boys Choir
Kansas City, MO

Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools
New Orleans, LA

Middle School Program
Workshop Houston
Houston, TX

Midnight Shakespeare
The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival
San Francisco, CA

Music Across Oregon
Ethos Music Center
Portland, OR

Music Haven, Inc.
New Haven, CT

New Art in the Neighborhood
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
Saint Louis, MO

Phoenix Rising Poetry and Spoken Word Program
Art from Ashes, Inc.
Denver, CO

Photography and Leadership Training for Low-Income DC Youth
Critical Exposure, Inc.
Washington, DC

Project STEP, Inc.
Boston, MA

Providence ¡CityArts! Community Youth Arts Afterschool Program
Providence !CityArts! For Youth, Inc.
Providence, RI

Publicolor Inc.
New York, NY

Ryman Arts
Ryman Carroll Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Side-By-Side Visual Arts Apprentice Program
Community School of the Arts
Knoxville, TN

Sphinx Preparatory Music Institute
Sphinx Organization, Inc.
Detroit, MI

Spy Hop Productions
Salt Lake City, UT

Student-Produced Opera/Arts Integration Partnership Program in Rio Rancho
The Santa Fe Opera
Santa Fe, NM

TeenSpace Circle of Mentoring
Santa Ana Public Library
Santa Ana, CA

True Colors
The Theater Offensive
Boston, MA

Unified Theater: Spotlight on Ability
Unified Theater, Inc.
Hartford, CT

Urban Artisans
VSA Indiana, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

Year-Round Youth Arts Mentoring
Caldera
Portland, OR

2012 Finalists

Art Apprenticeships
Better Boys Foundation
Chicago, IL

ArtWorks for Milwaukee, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

BookUp
National Book Foundation, Inc.
New York, NY

Boston Children’s Chorus, Inc.
Boston, MA

Children’s Fine Art Classes
Louisville Visual Art Association, Inc.
Louisville, KY

Digital Pathways
Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC)
San Francisco, CA

Ethos Music Center
Ethos, Inc.
Portland, OR

Get Lit—Words Ignite
Los Angeles, CA

Greater Miami Youth Symphony of Dade County, FL
Miami, FL

Ifetayo Youth Ensemble (IYE)
Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy
Brooklyn, NY

Incarcerated Youth at Play Programs
Actor’s Shakespeare Project, Inc.
Somerville, MA

Intensive Community Program (ICP)
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, Inc.
Boston, MA

Museum Apprentice Program (MAP)
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

Music Haven, Inc.
New Haven, CT

New Art in the Neighborhood
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
Saint Louis, MO

Phoenix Rising Community Arts Partnership
Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, Inc.
Tulsa, OK

Photography and Leadership Training for Low-Income DC Youth
Critical Exposure, Inc.
Washington, DC

Progressions
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra
Milwaukee, WI

Project Arts in Motion (AIM)
Creative Kids
El Paso, TX

Project Youth Art Reach (PYA)
Class Acts Arts, Inc.
Silver Spring, MD

Providence ¡CityArts! Community Youth Arts Afterschool Program
Providence !CityArts! For Youth, Inc.
Providence, RI

Publicolor Inc.
New York, NY

Residential Programs for Court-Involved Youth
Storycatchers Theatre
Chicago, IL

Rosie’s House Music Education Program
Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children
Phoenix, AZ

Ryman Arts
Ryman Carroll Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Sounds of Hope, Ltd.
Saint Paul, MN

Sphinx Preparatory Music Institute
Sphinx Organization, Inc.
Detroit, MI

Teen Empowerment Mural Apprenticeship (TEMA)
Groundswell Community Mural Project
Brooklyn, NY

Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC)
The ArtsConnection, Inc.
New York, NY

The In-Sight Photography Project
Brattleboro, VT

The Penguin Project®
The Penguin Project Foundation Inc.
Peoria, IL

The Urbano Project
UrbanArts, Inc.
Jamaica Plain, MA

Theatre Action Project Out of School Time Programming
Theatre Action Project
Austin, TX

Urban Artisans
VSA Indiana, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

WPAS Summer Performing Arts Academy
Washington Performing Arts Society
Washington, DC

Year-Round Youth Arts Mentoring
Caldera
Portland, OR

Youth Arts Institute
Charter Oak Cultural Center
Hartford, CT

Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA)
Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
Los Angeles, CA

2011 Finalists

After School Arts Program for Youth
Arts Corps
Seattle, WA

AileyCamp: New York
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc.
New York, NY

Art Mentoring Program
Venice Arts: In Neighborhoods
Venice, CA

Arts for All, Inc.
Tucson, AZ

AS220
Providence, RI

AWOL Arts and Technology Youth Development Program
A.W.O.L. All Walks of Life, Inc.
Savannah, GA

Blunt Youth Radio Project
USM Student Senate
Portland, ME

Boston Children’s Chorus, Inc.
Boston, MA

Careers in the Arts
Young Audiences of Maryland, Inc.
Baltimore, MD

CENTERSTAGE Education Programs
Center Stage Associates Inc.
Baltimore, MD

Children’s Fine Art Classes
Louisville Visual Art Association, Inc.
Louisville, KY

Crescendo Music Program
Academy of Community Music, Inc.
Ambler, PA

Diaz Music Institute
Houston, TX

DreamYard Out of School Programs
DreamYard Project, Inc.
Bronx, NY

Ethos Music Center
Ethos, Inc.
Portland, OR

Greater Miami Youth Symphony of Dade County, FL
Miami, FL

Greenbrier Learning Center
Arlington, VA

More Than Music
Girls Incorporated of Omaha
Omaha, NE

Mural Crew, Public Art Projects, Artbotics, ARTicle Fashion, and Performance Programs
The Revolving Museum, Inc.
Lowell, MA

Music Haven, Inc.
New Haven, CT

MYSO Progressions
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

Myth and Heroes
Alchemy, Inc.
Copley, OH

Phoenix Rising Poetry and Spoken Word Program
Art from Ashes, Inc.
Denver, CO

Photography and Leadership Training for Low-Income DC Youth
Critical Exposure, Inc.
Washington, DC

PML Players
Patchogue-Medford Library
Patchogue, NY

Rising Artists Program
The Walden School
San Francisco, CA

Sounds of Hope, Ltd.
Saint Paul, MN

Sphinx Preparatory Music Institute
Sphinx Organization, Inc.
Detroit, MI

Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC)
The ArtsConnection, Inc.
New York, NY

The CityKids Repertory Company
The CityKids Foundation
New York, NY

The Urbano Project
UrbanArts, Inc.
Jamaica Plain, MA

Tiered Mentoring and Apprenticeship Program
Everett Dance Theatre
Providence, RI

Traditional Folklorico Mexicano Dance
El Museo Latino
Omaha, NE

transcenDANCE Teen Performance Troupe
transcenDANCE Youth Arts Project
San Diego, CA

Urban Artisans
VSA Indiana, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

W.O. Smith/Nashville Community Music School
Nashville, TN

WPAS Summer Performing Arts Academy
Washington Performing Arts Society
Washington, DC

WriteGirl
Los Angeles, CA

Year-Round Youth Arts Mentoring
Caldera
Portland, OR

Youth Media Institute
Amplifyme
Boston, MA

2010 Finalists

AileyCamp: New York
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc.
New York, NY

Alleghany Junior Appalachian Musicians
Alleghany County Schools
Sparta, NC

ArtLab
Platte Forum
Denver, CO

ArtReach – Indianapolis
Indianapolis Art Center
Indianapolis, IN

Arts Beyond the Classroom (ABC)
ArtSouth
Homestead, FL

Arts Corps
Seattle, WA

Arts for All, Inc.
Tucson, AZ

Arts Greenhouse
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA

AS220 Broad Street Studio
AS220
Providence, RI

AWOL Arts and Technology Youth Development Program
A.W.O.L. All Walks of Life, Inc.
Savannah, GA

Careers in the Arts
Young Audiences of Maryland, Inc.
Baltimore, MD

Crescendo Music Program
Academy of Community Music, Inc.
Ambler, PA

Diaz Music Institute
Houston, TX

Each One Reach One
Each One Reach One
San Francisco, CA

Gender-Specific Programs for Incarcerated Youth
Storycatchers Theatre
Chicago, IL

Greater Miami Youth Symphony of Dade County, FL
Miami, FL

Groundswell Community Mural Project
Groundswell Community Mural Project
Brooklyn, NY

HANDS-ON
ZUMIX, Inc.
East Boston, MA

Job Training in the Arts
Downtown Aurora Visual Arts
Aurora, CO

Midnight Shakespeare
The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival
San Francisco, CA

Miracle-Gro Capital Scholars
Franklin County Historical Society
Columbus, OH

More Than Music
Girls Incorporated of Omaha
Omaha, NE

Native American Composer Apprentice Project
Grand Canyon Music Festival
Grand Canyon, AZ

Neighborhood Studios
Greater Hartford Arts Council, Inc.
Hartford, CT

New Art in the Neighborhood
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
Saint Louis, MO

Ogitchidag Gikinooamaagad Peer Education Program and Summer Native Arts Program (SNAP)
Indigenous People’s Task Force
Minneapolis, MN

Our Continuum of Programs
Publicolor, Inc.
New York, NY

Paso Nuevo
GALA, Inc.
Washington, DC

Prime Time
Newark Museum Association
Newark, NJ

Progressions
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra
Milwaukee, WI

Side-By-Side Visual Arts Apprentice Program
Community School of the Arts
Knoxville, TN

SMARTS – Students Motivated by the Arts
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH

Spy Hop Productions
Salt Lake City, UT

Traditional Folklorico Mexicano Dance
El Museo Latino
Omaha, NE

Young Shakespeare Workshop
Seattle, WA

2009 Finalists

A Music Academy for Children
Rosie’s House
Phoenix, AZ

After-School Playwriting Program
Young Playwrights Theater, Inc.
Washington, DC

Art & Design Teaching and Learning Initiative (TLI)
Otis Arts Institute
Los Angeles, CA

ArtReach – Kansas City
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Kansas City, MO

Arts Corps
Seattle, WA

Arts for All, Inc.
Tucson, AZ

ArtWorks
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
Grand Rapids, MI

AS220 Broad Street Studio
AS220
Providence, RI

Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program (BCAP)
Heart of Brooklyn Cultural Institutions, Inc.
Brooklyn, NY

Center for Community Arts Partnerships
Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, IL

Circle of Life
SHARP Literacy, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

Colors Inner-City Youth Art Studio
Spartanburg Art Museum
Spartanburg, SC

Community Music School of Springfield, Inc.
Springfield, MA

Community MusicWorks
Providence, RI

Cowan Creek Mountain Music School
Cowan Community Action Group, Inc.
Whitesburg, KY

Fired Up!
Water Street Glassworks
Benton Harbor, MI

Fleisher Youth Art Program
Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
Philadelphia, PA

Girlstories Theatre Project and Workshops
Powerstories Theatre, Inc.
Tampa, FL

Greater Miami Youth Symphony of Dade County, FL
Miami, FL

Hello Neighbor
Caldera
Portland, OR

Koshare Indian Dancers
Koshare Indian Museum, Inc.
La Junta, CO

Learning Early Network
Bradford County Regional Arts Council
Towanda, PA

New Directions YouthArts
Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Preparatory Program
Merit School of Music
Chicago, IL

San Francisco WritersCorps
San Francisco Arts Commission
San Francisco, CA

SOHO-Space of Her Own
The Art League, Inc.
Alexandria, VA

The After School Program
Mentors of Minorities in Education, Inc. (M.O.M.I.E.)
Washington, DC

The CityKids Repertory Company
The CityKids Foundation
New York, NY

The Corner Theatre Troupe
Young Adults Health Center
Ypsilanti, MI

The Music Center
The Symphony Women’s Association
Tucson, AZ

Urban Voices
Global Action Project, Inc.
New York, NY

Voices of Unity Youth Choir
Unity Performing Arts Foundation, Inc.
Fort Wayne, IN

Women on the Rise!
Museum of Contemporary Art, Inc.
North Miami, FL

Young Shakespeare Workshop
Seattle, WA

Youth Arts Corps
Family Resources, Inc.
Pinellas Park, FL

2008 Finalists

After School and Cultural Art Education
Mexic-Arte Museum
Austin, TX

Art a la Carte
Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses
Dorchester, MA

Art High
Armory Center for the Arts
Pasadena, CA

ARTclub
Fine Arts for Children and Teens, Inc.
Santa Fe, NM

ArtReach – Kansas City
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Kansas City, MO

ArtReach – Tulsa
Philbrook Museum of Art, Inc.
Tulsa, OK

Arts Corps
Seattle, WA

Arts Express After School Program
Museum of the Gulf Coast / Port Arthur Historical Society
Port Arthur, TX

Arts for All, Inc.
Tucson, AZ

Blunt Youth Radio Project
USM Student Senate
Portland, ME

Citizenship Project
Kid Power-DC, Inc.
Washington, DC

Crescendo Music Program
Academy of Community Music, Inc.
Ambler, PA

Express Yourself Inc.
Peabody, MA

Job Training in the Arts
Downtown Aurora Visual Arts
Aurora, CO

Kids on the Hill Youth Place
Kids on the Hill, Inc.
Baltimore, MD

Learning Early Network
Bradford County Regional Arts Council
Towanda, PA

Museum Action Corps (MAC) Internship Program
The Peabody Essex Museum
Salem, MA

Myron P. Levin Learning Center Special Summer Program
Latin Americans for Social and Economical Development, Inc.
Detroit, MI

MYSO Progressions
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

New Directions YouthArts
Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

New Urban Arts
Project New Urban Arts
Providence, RI

Power Hour, Cultural Program and Fine Arts Program
Penobscot Nation Boys & Girls Club
Indian Island, ME

Project STEP, Inc.
Boston, MA

Providence CityArts for Youth, Inc.
Providence, RI

Recreation Programming for Children and Youth
City of Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

Rejoice School of Ballet
Rejoice Ministries, Inc.
Nashville, TN

RiverzEdge Arts Project, Inc.
Woonsocket, RI

SoBRO Theme-Based After School Programs
South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation
Bronx, NY

Songs of Hope and Youth Leadership Development Programs
Sounds of Hope Ltd.
Saint Paul, MN

Teens Together
Music Theatre Workshop
Chicago, IL

Telling It
SOS Community Services
Ypsilanti, MI

The Harmony Project, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Three Rivers Jenbé Ensemble
Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Inc.
Fort Wayne, IN

WriteGirl
Los Angeles, CA

Young People’s Chorus of New York City, Inc.
New York, NY

2007 Finalists

After School Art Experiences and Summer Art Experience
Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture
Holualoa, HI

Art a la Carte
Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses
Dorchester, MA

Art and Media House
Latin American Youth Center
Washington, DC

ArtWorks
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
Grand Rapids, MI

Blunt Youth Radio Project
USM Student Senate
Portland, ME

Borinquen Dance Theatre, Inc.
Rochester, NY

Children’s Visual Arts Classes
Locust Street Neighborhood Art Classes, Inc.
Buffalo, NY

City Dance Theatre
Cultural Arts Division of the City of Richmond; Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities, City of Richmond
Richmond, VA

Citywide Poets
InsideOut Literacy Arts Project, Inc.
Detroit, MI

Community MusicWorks
Providence, RI

Crescendo Music Program
Academy of Community Music, Inc.
Ambler, PA

Free Street Theater
Free Street Programs, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Girlstories Theatre Project and Workshops
Powerstories Theatre, Inc.
Tampa, FL

Hamilton Wings SCORE! (Students Creating Opera to Reinforce Education!)
Hamilton Wings
Elgin, IL

Intensive Community Program (ICP)
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, Inc.
Boston, MA

Juxtaposition Arts, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN

Learning Early Network
Bradford County Regional Arts Council
Towanda, PA

Life Arts
Children’s Aid and Family Services, Inc.
Paramus, NJ

Mariachi Music Instruction Program
Hernandez Mariachi Heritage Society
South El Monte, CA

MoCo Arts Youth Programs
The Moving Company Dance Center
Keene, NH

Music Education and Performance
Oakland Youth Chorus
Oakland, CA

No Limits Theatre Program
No Limits Theatre Group, Inc.
Culver City, CA

Project Arts in Motion (AIM)
Creative Kids
El Paso, TX

Project Jericho
Clark State Community College
Springfield, OH

SEED Arts
SouthEast Effective Development (SEED)
Seattle, WA

Sphinx Preparatory Music Institute
Sphinx Organization, Inc.
Detroit, MI

St. Louis Artworks
St. Louis, MO

Still Waters Youth Sinfo-Nia of Metropolitan Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Summer Arts for Youth
Young Audiences of Indiana, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

Teen and Multicultural Programs
Omaha Theater Company
Omaha, NE

Tiered Mentoring and Apprenticeship Program
Everett Dance Theatre
Providence, RI

Urban Voices
Global Action Project, Inc.
New York, NY

Word Journeys
Pima County Public Library
Tucson, AZ

Young Shakespeare Workshop
Seattle, WA

Youth Program
The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Washington, DC

2006 Finalists

Arts & Smarts
Patchwork Central, Inc.
Evansville, IN

ArtWorks!
Huntington Museum of Art, Inc.
Huntington, WV

BAVC Youth Programs
Bay Area Video Coalition
San Francisco, CA

Berklee City Music
Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA

Breakin’ Curfew
The Neutral Zone
Ann Arbor, MI

City at Peace Inc.
Washington, DC

Creative Communities
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra
Providence, RI

Discover Theater Summer Camps
Junior Players Guild
Dallas, TX

Financial Aid Programs/Music in the Community Initiative
Concord Community Music School
Concord, NH

HANDS-ON
ZUMIX, Inc.
East Boston, MA

I Sing the Body Electric
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Foundation
Mattoon, IL

John C. Cudahy Branch YMCA Visual Arts Program
YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

Make a Joyful Sound
Music Institute of Chicago
Winnetka, IL

Matrix Theatre Company: Young Playwrights Initiative
Matrix Theatre Company
Detroit, MI

Midnight Shakespeare
The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival
San Francisco, CA

Project Shine After School Program
Tucson Unified School District
Tucson, AZ

Project STEP, Inc.
Boston, MA

Ritmo en Acción Youth Dance Troupe
Hyde Square Task Force, Inc.
Jamaica Plain, MA

SCORE! (Students Creating Opera to Reinforce Education!)
Hamilton Wings
Elgin, IL

Short Stop Youth Center
Directions for Youth and Families
Columbus, OH

SMARTS – Students Motivated by the Arts
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH

Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP)
Cleveland Public Theatre
Cleveland, OH

Summer Arts for Youth
Young Audiences of Indiana, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

Sunburst Youth Theatre
The Public Theatre of Kentucky, Inc.
Bowling Green, KY

Teen Apprentice Program (TAP)
Worcester Center for Crafts
Worcester, MA

The ARTiculate Employment Training Program
Washington Very Special Arts
Washington, DC

The CityKids Repertory Company
The CityKids Foundation
New York, NY

The Sitar Center After-School Arts Program
The Patricia M. Sitar Center for the Arts
Washington, DC

Tiered Mentoring and Apprenticeship Program
Everett Dance Theatre
Providence, RI

Toddler Rock
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum
Cleveland, OH

Urban Voices
Global Action Project, Inc.
New York, NY

Young Artist Apprenticeship Program (YAAP)
Blaffer Gallery Art Museum of the University of Houston
Houston, TX

Youth Ensemble of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Youth Theater Project
San Francisco Mime Troupe, Inc.
San Francisco, CA

2005 Finalists

Braille Institute Johnny Mercer Children’s Choir
Braille Institute of America
Los Angeles, CA

Children’s Visual Arts Classes
Locust Street Neighborhood Art Classes, Inc.
Buffalo, NY

Community MusicWorks
Providence, RI

Crescendo Music Program
Academy of Community Music, Inc.
Ambler, PA

Dance Program: Miss Monica’s School of Dance
A Place Called Home
Los Angeles, CA

Deaf Access
Imagination Stage, Inc.
Bethesda, MD

Film and Television Technology Center for Youth
Hollywood Entertainment Museum
Los Angeles, CA

Folklórico Mexicano
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Aspen, CO

Free Street Programs Inc.
Chicago, IL

Hamilton Wings SCORE! (Students Creating Opera to Reinforce Education!)
Hamilton Wings
Elgin, IL

Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts
Boys and Girls Harbor, Inc.
New York, NY

Identity Bridge
Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Inc.
Fort Wayne, IN

Media Works Project
Art Start, Inc.
New York, NY

Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA)
Houston, TX

Music Advancement Program (M.A.P.)
The Juilliard School
New York, NY

New Urban Arts
Project New Urban Arts
Providence, RI

Our Piece of the Pie® (OPP®)
Southend Community Services
Hartford, CT

SE Project
The Shakespeare Theatre
Washington, DC

Short Stop Youth Center
Directions for Youth and Families
Columbus, OH

Songs of Hope and Youth Leadership Development Programs
Sounds of Hope Ltd.
Saint Paul, MN

Strive Media Institute
Milwaukee, WI

Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP)
Cleveland Public Theatre
Cleveland, OH

Studioworks
Communities in Schools of New Jersey, Inc.
Newark, NJ

Summer Arts and Leadership Camp
Women’s Opportunity and Resource Development
Missoula, MT

T-Shirt Theatre
Alliance for Drama Education
Honolulu, HI

TADA! Resident Youth Ensemble
TADA! Theater and Dance Alliance, Inc.
New York, NY

Techteens Internship Program
Children’s Museum of Manhattan
New York, NY

The After-School Music Program
Mountain Top Music Center
North Conway, NH

The Hip-Hop and Urban Music Project (THUMP) by Ethos
Ethos Music Center
Portland, OR

The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts
The Kentucky Center for the Arts Endowment Fund, Inc.
Louisville, KY

Urban Voices Media Arts Program
Global Action Project, Inc.
New York, NY

Young Musicians Program
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Young People’s Chorus of New York City, Inc.
New York, NY

Young Shakespeare Workshop
Seattle, WA

Youth Action Research Institute (YARI)
Institute for Community Research
Hartford, CT

2004 Finalists

21st Century Scholars After School Learning Centers
Fitchburg Public Schools
Fitchburg, MA

Art and Leadership Program for Girls
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
Santa Fe, NM

Art Education Program—Cultural Awareness and Youth Artist Programs
Taller Puertorriqueño, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA

ArtReach – Indianapolis
Indianapolis Art Center
Indianapolis, IN

Cathedral Choir School of Delaware
Cathedral Community Services, Inc.
Wilmington, DE

Chicago Avenue Project
Pillsbury United Communities/Pillsbury House Theatre
Minneapolis, MN

Community-Based Arts Programming
Baltimore Clayworks, Inc.
Baltimore, MD

Cultural Alternatives Division
Music and Arts Center for Humanity (MACH)
Bridgeport, CT

FMA Teen Docent Program
The Fuller Museum of Art
Brockton, MA

Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts
Boys and Girls Harbor, Inc.
New York, NY

ICP at The Point
International Center of Photography
New York, NY

JAMS (Jobs in the Arts Make Sense)
Van Go Mobile Arts, Inc.
Lawrence, KS

Midnight Shakespeare
The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival
San Francisco, CA

Music Advancement Program (M.A.P.)
The Juilliard School
New York, NY

Neighborhood Studios
Greater Hartford Arts Council, Inc.
Hartford, CT

New Urban Arts
Project New Urban Arts
Providence, RI

Old Stories New Voices Program
Colorado Historical Society
Denver, CO

Positive Directions Through Dance
Dance Institute of Washington
Washington, DC

Red Ladder Theatre Company
San Jose, CA

Short Stop Youth Center
Directions for Youth and Families
Columbus, OH

Songs of Hope and Youth Leadership Development Programs
Sounds of Hope Ltd.
Saint Paul, MN

Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP)
Cleveland Public Theatre
Cleveland, OH

Studioworks
Communities in Schools of New Jersey, Inc.
Newark, NJ

TADA! Resident Youth Ensemble
TADA! Theater and Dance Alliance, Inc.
New York, NY

Techteens Internship Program
Children’s Museum of Manhattan
New York, NY

The ARTiculate Employment Training Program
Washington Very Special Arts
Washington, DC

The School Project
Inside Out Community Arts, Inc.
Venice, CA

Tiered Mentoring and Apprenticeship Program
Everett Dance Theatre
Providence, RI

TRUCE
Harlem Children’s Zone
New York, NY

Tuition-Free Conservatory and Preparatory Program
Merit School of Music
Chicago, IL

Urban Improv
Freelance Players, Inc.
Jamaica Plain, MA

Urban Voices
Global Action Project, Inc.
New York, NY

Young Musicians Program
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Young Shakespeare Workshop
Seattle, WA

YouthALIVE!
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

2003 Finalists

After School Program
National Dance Institute of New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM

Albany Park Theater Project
Chicago, IL

Art-At-Work
Fulton County Arts Council
Atlanta, GA

Arts and Literacy Program
Coalition for Hispanic Family Services
Brooklyn, NY

Arts Outreach: Mentoring Through Photography/Mixed Media and Dance
Stonehill College, Inc.
Easton, MA

Center for Creative Youth
Capitol Region Educational Council
Middletown, CT

Community and After School Program
Young Audiences of North Texas (now Big Thought)
Dallas, TX

Dare to Dance
Ballet East Dance Company
Austin, TX

DreamYard After School Arts Company
DreamYard Drama Project, Inc.
New York, NY

Ethos Inc.
Portland, OR

Find Your Voice Literacy-Through-Theatre Program for Teens
Starfish Theatreworks, Inc.
New York, NY

Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts
Boys and Girls Harbor, Inc.
New York, NY

Inside Out Community Arts
Los Angeles, CA

Kids First™ Art Education
Silicon Valley Children’s Fund
San Jose, CA

Midnight Shakespeare
The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival
San Francisco, CA

New Urban Arts
Project New Urban Arts
Providence, RI

Progressive Afterschool Art Community Education (PACE) Program
Norton Museum of Art
West Palm Beach, FL

Project ABLE
Mill Street Loft
Poughkeepsie, NY

Red Ladder Theatre Company
San Jose, CA

Regent After School Program
Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, NY

Roosevelt Dancers
Indochinese Cultural and Service Center
Tacoma, WA

Strive Media Institute
Milwaukee, WI

Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP)
Cleveland Public Theatre
Cleveland, OH

Students Creating Opera to Reinforce Education! (SCORE!)
Hamilton Wings
Elgin, IL

Summer Writing Camp
National Book Foundation, Inc.
New York, NY

TADA! Resident Youth Ensemble
TADA! Theater and Dance Alliance, Inc.
New York, NY

Teen Art Coalition
ArtWorks! Partners for the Arts and Community, Inc.
New Bedford, MA

Teen Docents
Fuller Museum of Art
Brockton, MA

Teen Media Program
Community Art Center, Inc.
Cambridge, MA

The Comic Book Project
Teachers College Columbia University
New York, NY

The Harlem School of the Arts
New York, NY

The Urban Voices
Media Arts Program Global Action Project, Inc.
Santa Fe, NM

Tiered Mentoring and Apprenticeship Program
Everett Dance Theatre
Providence, RI

Youth-Art-in-Action
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Boston, MA

2002 Finalists

Art Start Inc.
New York, NY

ArtReach – Indianapolis
Indianapolis Art Center
Indianapolis, IN

ArtsReach Louisville
Kentucky Center for the Arts Endowment Fund, Inc.
Louisville, KY

Berklee City Music
Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA

Boston Photo Collaborative
Jamaica Plain, MA

Butte Center for the Performing Arts
Butte, MT

Carriage House Stage and School
Everett Dance Theatre
Providence, RI

City Center Art
Space One Eleven
Birmingham, AL

Community Arts
Baltimore Clayworks, Inc.
Baltimore, MD

Community Arts Partnership
California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, CA

CreateNow
The Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Inc.
New York, NY

Dare to Dance
Ballet East Dance Company
Austin, TX

Dramagirls
Redmoon Theater
Chicago, IL

DREAMS of Wilmington Inc.
Wilmington, NC

Express Yourself Inc.
Peabody, MA

Global Artways
Salt Lake City Corporation
Salt Lake City, UT

Hard Cover
Community Television Network
Chicago, IL

IndepenDANCE Inc.
d/b/a/ Moving in the Spirit
Atlanta, GA

Inside Out Community Arts
Los Angeles, CA

Locust Street Neighborhood Art Classes Inc.
Buffalo, NY

Los Angeles Center for Education Research
Hollywood, CA

Marwen Foundation
Chicago, IL

Merit School of Music
Chicago, IL

New Urban Arts
Project New Urban Arts
Providence, RI

Oakland Youth Chorus Inc.
Oakland, CA

Positive Directions Through Dance
Dance Institute of Washington
Washington, DC

Pre-Professional Dance Program
Center of Contemporary Arts (COCA)
St. Louis, MO

Project YIELD
Museum of Children’s Art (MOCHA)
Oakland, CA

Recasting the Circle: Encountering the Dimensions of Community
Center Stage Associates, Inc.
Baltimore, MD

Sitka Native Education Program
Sitka Tribe of Alaska
Sitka, AK

Strive Media Institute
Milwaukee, WI

Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP)
Cleveland Public Theatre
Cleveland, OH

SWAT Celebration Teams and Summer Institute
National Dance Institute
New York, NY

Take Center Stage
Huntington Theatre Company, Inc.
Boston, MA

Teen Media Program
Community Art Center, Inc.
Cambridge, MA

The CityKids Repertory Company
The CityKids Foundation
New York, NY

The Delphi Project Foundation
Philadelphia, PA

The Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts
Boys and Girls Harbor, Inc.
New York, NY

The Saturday Outreach Program
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
New York, NY

2001 Finalists

A Company of Girls
Portland, ME

AileyCamp – Kansas City
Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey
Kansas City, MO

Albany Park Theater Project
Chicago, IL

Art a la Carte
Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses
Dorchester, MA

Art-At-Work
Fulton County Arts Council
Atlanta, GA

Art Start Inc.
New York, NY

Arts Academy Teen Arts
South Boston Neighborhood House
Boston, MA

Arts Connection
Lane Arts Council
Eugene, OR

Arts in Common
Fitton Center for Creative Arts
Hamilton, OH

Butte Center for the Performing Arts
Butte, MT

City Center Art
Space One Eleven
Birmingham, AL

Community Arts Partnership
California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, CA

Coyote Junior High
Seattle, WA

Dramagirls
Redmoon Theater
Chicago, IL

Everett Dance Theatre and the Carriage House Stage and School
Duncan Avenue Arts Collaborative
Providence, RI

Expressive Arts
Tanager Place
Cedar Rapids, IA

Family History Art Book Project
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
Atlanta, GA

Greater Newark Youth Orchestra
Newark, NJ

Inner City Neighborhood Art House
Erie, PA

Inside Out Community Arts
Los Angeles, CA

Lake Street Theater Club
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater
Minneapolis, MN

Living Stage Theatre Company
Arena Stage
Washington, DC

Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center
San Pablo, CA

Marwen Foundation
Chicago, IL

Media Arts Youth Programs
Downtown Community Television Center, Inc.
New York, NY

Merit School of Music
Chicago, IL

Moving in the Spirit
Atlanta, GA

Positive Directions Through Dance
Dance Institute of Washington
Washington, DC

Progressive Afterschool Art Community Education (PACE) Program
Norton Museum of Art
West Palm Beach, FL

Purple Bamboo Children’s Traditional Chinese Instrument Orchestra
Purple Silk Music Education Foundation
San Francisco, CA

Radio Arte-WRTE 90.5 FM
Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum
Chicago, IL

Regent After School Program
Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, NY

San Anto Cultural Arts Inc.
San Antonio, TX

Santa Fe Teen Arts Center
Warehouse 21
Santa Fe, NM

SAY Sí San Antonio Youth Yes!
San Antonio, TX

Strive Media Institute
Milwaukee, WI

The Junior Docent Program
The Hudson River Museum
Yonkers, NY

Trollwood Performing Arts School
Fargo, ND

Will Power to Youth
Shakespeare Festival/LA
Los Angeles, CA

WV Dreamers/Bridge of Dreams
Step by Step, Inc.
Harts, WV

2000 Finalists

American Variety Theatre Company
Minneapolis, MN

Art a la Carte
Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses
Dorchester, MA

Art After School
Mulvane Art Museum
Topeka, KS

Artists for Humanity
Boston, MA

Artists-In-Training
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
St. Louis, MO

ArtsConnection
Lane Arts Council
Eugene, OR

ArtWORKS! for Youth
Tucson-Pima Arts Council
Tucson, AZ

Boston Photo Collaborative
Jamaica Plain, MA

CAT Youth Theatre
Creative Arts Team/New York University
New York, NY

Children of the Future
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Columbus, OH

City Center Art
Space One Eleven
Birmingham, AL

Community Arts Partnership
California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, CA

Court Youth Center
Mesilla Valley Youth Foundation
Las Cruces, NM

Dramagirls
Redmoon Theater
Chicago, IL

Greater Newark Youth Orchestra
Newark, NJ

Growing Stages: Theatre By and For Youth
Shenan Arts, Inc.
Staunton, VA

IndepenDANCE Inc.
d/b/a/ Moving in the Spirit
Atlanta, GA

Investigating Where We Live
National Building Museum
Washington, DC

Marwen Foundation
Chicago, IL

Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA)
Houston, TX

New Orleans Recreation Department & New Orleans Ballet Association Center for Dance
New Orleans, LA

Newark Community School of the Arts
Newark, NJ

Positive Directions Through Dance
Dance Institute of Washington
Washington, DC

Professional Television Training Program
Downtown Community Television Center, Inc.
New York, NY

Progressive Afterschool Art Community Education (PACE) Program
Norton Museum of Art
West Palm Beach, FL

Red Ladder Theatre Company
San Jose, CA

Resident Youth Ensemble
TADA!
New York, NY

Sankofa African Dance and Drum Company
Inner City Cultural League, Inc.
Dover, DE

Santa Fe Teen Arts Center
Warehouse 21
Santa Fe, NM

SAY Sí San Antonio Youth Yes!
San Antonio, TX

SmartArt
Center for Development and Learning
Covington, LA

Synthesis Arts Workshop
United Action for Youth
Iowa City, IA

Teen Media Program
Community Art Center, Inc.
Cambridge, MA

The Dance Outreach Program
The Center of Contemporary Arts
St. Louis, MO

The One Voice Arts Project
Monterey County Office for Employment Training
Salinas, CA

Urban Improv
Freelance Players, Inc.
Jamaica Plain, MA

West Virginia Dreamers/Bridge of Dreams
Step by Step, Inc.
Harts, WV

Young Strings
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Dallas, TX

1999 Finalists

AileyCamp – Kansas City
Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey
Kansas City, MO

ALPHA Teen Theatre
Alliance for the Progress of Hispanic Americans, Inc.
Manchester, NH

American Variety Theatre Company
Minneapolis, MN

Artists-In-Training
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
St. Louis, MO

Arts-In-Education
Point Breeze Performing Arts Center
Philadelphia, PA

ArtWORKS for Youth
Tucson-Pima Arts Council
Tucson, AZ

Bard Course in the Humanities
The Door
New York, NY

Boston Photo Collaborative
Jamaica Plain, MA

Chicago Children’s Choir
Chicago, IL

Children of the Future
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Columbus, OH

Christina Cultural Arts Center Inc.
Wilmington, DE

City Center Art
Space One Eleven
Birmingham, AL

City Teens Design Company
Artists for Humanity
Boston, MA

Community Connection
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis, IN

Community Folklife Program and Positive Youth Troupe
Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center
Bronx, NY

Creative Solutions Program
Young Audiences of Greater Dallas
Dallas, TX

Dance-The Next Generation
Sarasota Ballet of Florida
Sarasota, FL

Enriched Instrumental Instruction for Hmong Children
Lawrence Arts Academy
Appleton, WI

James E. Biggs Early Childhood Education Center
Covington, KY

Levine School of Music Southeast DC Campus
Washington, DC

Living Stage Theatre Company
Arena Stage
Washington, DC

Marwen Foundation
Chicago, IL

Mayor’s Youth Employment in the Arts
Kenosha, WI

Moving in the Spirit
Atlanta, GA

Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA)
Houston, TX

Phillis Wheatley Repertory Theatre for Youth
Greenville, SC

PRIME TIME-Family Reading Time
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
New Orleans, LA

Project ABLE
Mill Street Loft
Poughkeepsie, NY

RAW ART Works
Lynn, MA

Santa Fe Teen Arts Center
Warehouse 21
Santa Fe, NM

SmartArt
Center for Development and Learning
Covington, LA

Synthesis Arts Workshop
United Action for Youth
Iowa City, IA

The Artists Collective Inc.
Hartford, CT

The Boys’ Choir of Tallahassee
Tallahassee, FL

The LIFT Study Program
The Dance Ring, Inc./New York Theatre Ballet
New York, NY

The Spot
Denver, CO

The Village of Arts and Humanities
Philadelphia, PA

The Wooden Floor
Previously known as Saint Joseph Ballet
Santa Ana, CA

To Make The World A Better Place
New York, NY

YouthWorks
The Lied Discovery Children’s Museum
Las Vegas, NV

1998 Finalists

AileyCamp – Kansas City
Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey
Kansas City, MO

Arapaho Culture/Language Immersion Pre-School Project
Arapaho, WY

Art Express
Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses, Inc.
Dorchester, MA

Artists-In-Training
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
St. Louis, MO

ArtWORKS for Youth
Tucson-Pima Arts Council
Tucson, AZ

Boston Photo Collaborative
Jamaica Plain, MA

Children of the Future
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Columbus, OH

City Center Art
Space One Eleven
Birmingham, AL

City Teens Design Company
Artists for Humanity
Boston, MA

Community Music Center
San Diego, CA

Community Youth Mural Program
Santa Fe, NM

Dance-The Next Generation
Sarasota Ballet of Florida
Sarasota, FL

East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
Richmond, CA

Future Stars/SMART Moves Players Programs
The Boys and Girls Club of Easton
Easton, PA

Gallery 37
Department of Cultural Affairs City of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Global Artways
Salt Lake City Corporation
Salt Lake City, UT

Hard Cover
Community Television Network
Chicago, IL

Locust Street Neighborhood Art Classes Inc.
Buffalo, NY

Mind-Builders Creative Arts Co.
Bronx, NY

MOTHEREAD Inc. and state MOTHEREAD/FATHEREAD affiliates
Raleigh, NC

Moving in the Spirit
Atlanta, GA

Neighbors’ Starpoint
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

New Voices Ensemble
The People’s Light and Theatre Company
Malvern, PA

Oakland Youth Chorus
Oakland, CA

Phillis Wheatley Repertory Theatre for Youth
Greenville, SC

Progressive Afterschool Art Community Education (PACE) Program
Norton Museum of Art
West Palm Beach, FL

Project LIFT
The Dance Ring Inc./New York Theatre Ballet
New York, NY

Santa Fe Teen Arts Center
Warehouse 21
Santa Fe, NM

Synthesis Arts Workshop
United Action for Youth
Iowa City, IA

Taller Puertorriqueño
Philadelphia, PA

The Artists Collective Inc.
Hartford, CT

The Computer Clubhouse @ The Computer Museum
Boston, MA

The High School Documentary Workshop and Youth Organizers Television (YO-TV)
Educational Video Center
New York, NY

The Wooden Floor
Previously known as Saint Joseph Ballet
Santa Ana, CA

Urban Arts Training Program
Arts Council of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

Young Aspirations/Young Artists Inc.
New Orleans, LA

Youth Ensemble
Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit
Detroit, MI

Youth Mentorship Program
Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village
Dearborn, MI

 

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