2nd Annual National Young Artists Summit

The 2nd Annual National Youth Arts Summit, entirely designed and led by young people, was held in Austin TX. It provided opportunities for youth leaders, ages 13-20, from a range of artistic disciplines, to connect, create, and celebrate together.

Themes for the 2019 Summit Included:

  • Using arts and culture as a frame to approach social issues
  • Having discussions about advocacy and politics in the arts
  • Highlighting local perspectives that can also be applied to other communities
  • Representing diverse perspectives and populations
  • Growing collaborative practices with others
  • Being accessible to all ways people cognitively and physically move through space
  • Challenging conventional thinking, and offer different points of view
  • Confronting barriers that do not allow young artists to be their full self

Read the event program (PDF)