The National Society of Arts and Letters, founded in the summer of 1944 in Washington, DC, is a non-profit educational organization of volunteer men and women who are engaged professionally in the creative or performing arts. It currently consists of twenty-two chapters throughout the country.
The National Society of Arts and Letters is dedicated to nurturing and supporting young artists across six disciplines: art, dance, drama, literature, music, and musical theater. Through NSAL, talented emerging young artists are provided with financial help and encouraged and assisted in their chosen careers by means of exhibits, concerts, and performances.
Since 1944, the aims and objectives of NSAL have been to:
▪ Discover talented young artists at the beginning of their careers.
▪ Reward excellence by granting awards for competitions in art, dance, drama, literature, music, and musical theater.
▪ Create opportunities for career development and expression in literature and the visual and performing arts.
▪ Promote a greater public interest in the creative arts.
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