“Helping young people in that arduous, thrilling but frustrating journey of developing their creative talent is a huge privilege. They are the future of the arts in this country.”
— Stephen Crosby, pianist and composer, NSAL member
...our chapter has awarded more than $250,000 to over 350 deserving young Arizonans.

Our national organization was originally founded in Washington, D.C. in 1944 by Mollie Davis Nicholson and Francesca Falk Nielsen to recognize and promote promising young talent in the arts. It now has 17 chapters across the United States.

The organization has had a distinguished history, providing well over $3,500,000 in awards at the national and chapter levels. The importance and quality of our mission and activities is endorsed by the stellar list of prominent present and past luminaries in the arts who have served on the NSAL National Honors Council. Wives of the most recent seven sitting Presidents of the United States have been Honorary Members.

For more information on the national organization, please visit: www.arts-nsal.org

“NSAL. . . has helped launch me into discovering new areas of creativity.”
— Erin Lovrien, dancer and choreographer, NSAL Dance Winner