2018 Youth Summit Travel Stipend Request

2019 National Young Artists Summit Registration


The National Young Artists Summit will be held on Saturday, November 2 in Austin, TX. This full-day Summit, entirely designed and led by young people, provides opportunities for young artists, ages 13-20, from a range of artistic disciplines, to connect, create, and celebrate. This summit is part of the Creative Youth Development national movement. 

The Summit has been planned by a core team of young artists from Texas, Arizona, Georgia, California, Maryland, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Michigan, who are working in concert with their peers across the country to shape this incredible experience. The Summit is free, but pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Lunch is provided.

This event is being hosted in conjunction with the 2019 Conference for Community Arts Education, a national convening which brings together more than 700 leaders and educators from a range of backgrounds to share knowledge, build relationships, and advance a common vision: a nation where arts education is accessible and embraced as essential for human development and healthy communities.


We'll be kicking off the day with a community meal and performances from young artists across the country. Then, attendees will dive into a series of kickbacks (workshops) centered on arts entrepreneurship, creative expression, arts activism, leadership development. Throughout the day there will be moments to share your art with other young people from across the nation.


2019 Youth Summit Host: Creative Action

Creative Action is a nonprofit, arts-based youth development organization that provides creative learning programs for Central Texas youth.

Address: 1023 Springdale Rd Bldg 3, Austin, TX 78721

Registration Deadline: October 30th, 2019 at at 11:59 PM EST

Questions? Contact Ashley Hare: ashleyhare@nationalguild.org


A limited number of travel stipends are available for young artists (13 - 20) to attend the Summit, as well as the 2019 Conference for Community Arts Education. 

(Note: as of September 25, 2019, unfortunately we have exhausted our travel funds for the 2019 young artists summit. If you will not be able to attend without a travel stipend, please consider signing up for the Creative Youth Development Partnership mailing list for updates on next year's summit and Conference for Community Arts Education in November 2020 in New York City.)


If you are planning to stay overnight in Austin, please be advised that the Conference Hotel still has availability on Tuesday–Thursday nights (book here), but unfortunately Friday night and Saturday night are sold out, and Austin hotels are very full with a number of events happening concurrently. Here is a pre-populated Hotels.com Search of available options.

Registration Information

By submitting this form, you and your organization agree to take full responsibility for the travel, lodging, and health and well-being of any/all minor(s) from your organization who are attending the 2019 Youth Summit and/or Conference, and you agree to indemnify the National Guild for Community Arts Education from any responsibility or obligation related.