Coming Up Taller Awards

Posted by on December 8, 2008

Coming Up Taller Awards Program Invites Nominations of Arts Programs for Underserved Children and Youth
Deadline: January 30, 2009

The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities ( invites nominations for the 2009 Coming Up Taller Awards (

In partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (, the National Endowment for the Arts (, and the National Endowment for the Humanities (, PCAH is embarking on the twelfth year of the awards, which recognize the accomplishments of exceptional arts and humanities afterschool and out-of-school programs. Programs initiated by museums, libraries, performing arts organizations, universities, colleges, arts centers, community service organizations, schools, businesses, and eligible government entities are encouraged to participate.

To be eligible, nominated programs must operate as a program for children and youth outside the school day. However, preschool, afterschool, weekend, and/or summer programs may have a school-based component or use school space. Programs must concentrate on children and youth who live in family and community circumstances that limit their opportunities, and must involve those children and youth as active participants in the arts or humanities experience. (Cultural programs in which children function only as an audience are not eligible.) Programs must provide participants with regularly scheduled sessions on an ongoing basis; one-time or occasional programs will not be considered.  Programs must have been operational since January 2005 and must be administered by a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, unit of state or local government, or federally recognized tribal community or tribe.

Coming Up Taller finalists each receive $10,000, an individualized plaque, and an invitation to attend the Coming Up Taller Leadership Enhancement Conference.

Visit the Coming Up Taller Web site for complete program guidelines.

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