As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, IAOYA’s mission is to
recognize and support the world’s most talented young artists in the visual,
literary, music and performing arts. Founded in 2011 by Dr. Jeff Kryka.
While our home base is located in Los Angeles, we seek out members
from across the globe.
IAOYA is a flourishing creative community founded by young artists,
for young artists. At the IAOYA, it is our belief that the arts are the life and
soul of our communities and are an essential facet of our culture. It is our
mission to provide opportunities to talented young artists and foster an
environment of public interaction in the arts. It is through this shared
experience that we can bring the communities of our world together in
celebration of artistic diversity and cultural recognition.