The National Society of Arts and Letters (NSAL) Florida East Coast Chapter is a dedicated group of volunteers who understand the inspiration, joy, creativity, and dreams a piece of art, a prima ballerina, a Broadway play, or a piano concerto can evoke. NSAL is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to funding and promoting public awareness of the creative arts.

NSAL aims to discover talented young people at the beginning of their careers and provides scholarships and competitions in Art, Dance, Drama, Literature, Music and Musical Theatre, and works to advance their careers and creative opportunities.

The National Society of Arts and Letters strive to keep the beauty of the creative arts alive for generations to come. We are about discovering, mentoring and financially supporting exceptional young artists.

Professionals and patrons of the arts interested in furthering the careers of young artists are invited to join NSAL by contacting Membership Chairperson Joyce Levin at joylevin8@gmail.com.


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NSAL is dedicated to helping promising young artists through competitions, scholarships, financial assistance, master classes and career introductions.

The NSAL Competitions and Scholarships are created in Art, Dance, Drama, Musical  Theatre, Music, Voice and Literature. The average prize of any given competition is from $5,000 to $8,500. 

In addition, NSAL hosts the annual Winston Scholarships for Art and Voice granting $18,000 - $20,000 in awards to students between the ages of 16-22.

Each year, NSAL gives two National Literary Arts Scholarships. The Florida East Coast Chapter has sponsored the national organization’s Scholarship to CalArts (the California Institute of the Arts) since 1987. In 2014, we (is this we as in national?) partnered with the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio to support the NSAL Young Writers’ Fund.

NSAL events are typically held in members’ homes and locations of artistic interest such as The Society of the Four Arts, The Flagler Museum, The Breakers Palm Beach, Club Colette, Norton Museum of Art, Boca Raton Museum of Art, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens and The Mar-a-Lago Club.


NSAL Red Rose Gala Honorees

April 1, 2016

  • Maestro Gerard Schwarz
  • Mr. Christopher Wittig

March 20, 2015

  • Mr. Patrick Park
  • Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Guzinski

March 27, 2014

  • Dr. Kevin Ross
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jay Nelson

April 4, 2013

  • Mr. Daniel Biaggi
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Spahr

April 12, 2012

  • Ms. Jan McArt
  • James and Adele Barrett

April 28, 2011

  • Mr. Joe Gillie
  • Dame Alyce Erickson

April 14, 2010

  • Dr. Jon Robertson
  • Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas Lang Reboli

April 16, 2009

  • Diva Roberta Peters

March 27, 2008

  • Dame Jane Bennett

April 20, 2007

  • Henrietta, Countess de Hoernle

April 27, 2006

  • Chevalier Donald Mandich