Coming Up Taller Awards

Posted by on February 21, 2003

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These awards recognize and support outstanding after-school and out-of-school arts and humanities programs for children and youth that celebrate the creativity of America’s young people, provide them 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 children and youth through education and practical experience in the arts and the humanities. Accompanied by a cash award, the Coming Up Taller Awards not only reward these projects with recognition but also contribute significant support to their continued work.

This Awards program is a project of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities ( in partnership with Institute of Museum and Library Services (, the National Endowment for the Arts ( It was started in 1998.

The awards highlight the important role that educators, curators, historians, scholars, librarians, and performing and visual artists play in children’s lives. Each year, ten awards of $10,000 each are presented. In addition, a Certificate of Excellence is given to all semifinalists. Nomination deadline: April 4, 2003.

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