Young Artists Initiative (YAI) is the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami’s selective youth arts development program. YAI connects young artists to the museum’s collection and local arts community through an immersive two-year program that explores a different theme or practice each year. Participants are encouraged to look critically at contemporary art practices and are provided with opportunities to work directly with leading artists. At the end of the program, students in grades 10–12 will participate in an exhibition of their work at the museum. Students are also offered additional opportunities, including a field trip to Art Basel Miami Beach, scholarships, internships, and summer jobs.