First Lady Michelle Obama Celebrated Award Recipients at White House

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

On Tuesday, November 15, 2016, First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a reception and performance at the White House to honor the 2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award recipients.

The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and its cultural partners – the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services – are proud to recognize 10 outstanding programs all over the country for their work in providing excellent arts and humanities learning opportunities to young people. From big cities to small towns, the 2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awardees reflect the diversity of disciplines and settings of these exceptional programs that are taking place from coast to coast.

You can watch the ceremony here

The recipients of the 2016 award are as follows:


AileyCamp Miami

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

Miami, FL


Baranov Museum Youth history & Film Summer Intensive

Kodiak historical Society

Kodiak, AK


IBA's Youth Development Program

Inquilinos Boricuas an Accion

Boston, MA


Next Gen

bay Area Video Coalition

San Francisco, CA


Screen It!

Mexic-Arte Museum

Austin, TX


Sphinx Overture

Sphinx Organization

Detroit, MI


St. Louis ArtWorks

St. Louis, MO


Subway Sleuths

New York Transit Museum

Brooklyn, NY


Teen Arts + Tech Program

Western Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT)

Grand Rapids, MI


The Reading Road Show- Gus Bus

Office on Children & Youth, Institute for Innovation in Health & Human Services

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA


Tribal Youth Ambassadors

California Indian Museum and Cultural Center

Santa Rosa, CA


True Colors: Out Youth Theatre

The Theatre Offensive

Boston, MA


Americans for the Arts wishes to express our congratulations to Americans for the Arts' member, the Sphinx Organization on receiving this great honor.