Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Inc.

  • New York, NY
  • http://www.artandwriting.org

Mission Statement

Since 1923, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have identified teenagers with exceptional artistic and literary talent and brought their remarkable work to regional and national audiences.  The Awards provide opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships.
 
The Alliance for Young
Artists & Writers, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was created in 1994 to expand the reach of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and provide additional support for creative students.  In addition to cash awards, the Alliance provides students access to a pool of more than $5 million in scholarships from top colleges, universities, and art schools.

Main Programs

  1. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers provides national recognition and scholarship opportunities to creative teens across the country. This, in turn, provides a national standard of excellence for teachers across the nation.

ruling year

1995

Executive Director

Self-reported

Virginia McEnerney

Keywords

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visual arts, art, awards, education, kids, scholarships, writing, artists, writers, students

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EIN

13-3780998

 Number

1559773455

Physical Address

557 Broadway

New York, 10012 3939

Also Known As

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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The Alliance is committed to
identifying creative talented youth and providing recognition and
encouragement—two important factors that have lasting impact.

By
administering The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the Alliance is able to offer teenagers the
opportunity to have their artistic and literary work professionally evaluated,
encouraging them to strive for excellence.

Programs

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Program 1

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Founded in 1923 by Maurice R. Robinson, The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, administered by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, have encouraged more than 13 million students; recognized more than 2.5 million young artists and writers; and distributed more than $25 million in awards and scholarships. Each year, more than 77,000 students in grades 7 - 12 participate in The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

The Awards are structured to identify and recognize students through regional award designations (including Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention) and then national designations (Gold Award, Silver Award). The regional awards are administered by a network of affiliates that is composed of school systems and school boards, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, foundations, arts agencies, businesses, libraries, teacher councils and institutions of higher education that share a commitment to identifying emerging artists and writers in their communities.

The process begins across the country as young artists and writers submit more than 100,000 creative works to Regional Affiliates. The most outstanding works of art and writing (Gold Key and Silver Key winners) from each region are forwarded to the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers in New York City to be reviewed on a national level. Panels of professional jurors review approximately 8,000 works of art and 2,000 manuscripts to select the 1,200 national award recipients. 12 Portfolio Gold Award students receive national recognition, representing the highest level of achievement for graduating seniors. Approximately 300 Portfolio Silver Award students receive national recognition annually.

Portfolio Gold and Silver Award recipients become eligible for school-specific, tuition scholarships at more than 50 colleges. Based on the recognition bestowed by The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, these colleges collaborate with the Alliance to make an additional $3.25 million in financial aid available annually. The Awards program is open to students in 7th through 12th grades from public, private and parochial schools throughout the U.S. (and its territories), as well as American-run schools abroad and community programs also serving eligible student populations.

The selection panels for both regional and national levels of The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are composed of artists, writers, curators, critics, educators and professionals from the nation?s leading creative industries, some of whom are past award recipients. Notable past jurors include: Robert Frost, William Saroyan, Frank McCourt, Kiki Smith, George Plimpton, Korva Coleman, Esmeralda Santiago, Tatiana von Furstenberg, Bill Murray, Judy Blume, Faith Ringgold, and Billy Collins. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice and vision.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$2,108,043.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers provides national recognition and scholarship opportunities to creative teens across the country. This, in turn, provides a national standard of excellence for teachers across the nation.

Funding Needs

The Alliance is sustained by a growing number of corporations, foundations and individuals who support our mission.

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ALLIANCE FOR YOUNG ARTISTS AND WRITERS INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Inc.

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Executive Director

Virginia McEnerney

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dwight E. Lee

Gagnon Securities

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