2017 YoungArts Winners, Transformations Film Series & Salon Recap, Miami Art Week and YoungArts Week
Happy December! YoungArts is well in to its 2016-17 season, which has already proven to be another exciting year for the organization. On November 16 we announced our 2017 YoungArts Winners, a talented group of 691 young artists in the literary, visual, design and performing arts. As the year comes to a close we look back on the world premiere of Transformations, five short films created by 15 interdisciplinary and multi-generational alumni, two wonderful Salon talks, and look forward to Miami Art Week and our regional programs in 2017.
Congratulations to our 2017 Winners!
The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) is proud to announce the 2017 YoungArts Winners—691 of the nation’s most promising young artists in the literary, visual, design, and performing arts.
Representing artists from 40 states, YoungArts Winners receive cash awards of up to $10,000, opportunities to participate in YoungArts programs nationwide and engage with renowned mentors, and guidance in taking important steps toward achieving their artistic goals. Selected through a blind adjudication process conducted by an independent panel of highly accomplished artists, the 2017 Winners represent the top 8.67% of applications.
Of this year’s 691 Winners, some have been awarded for excellence in multiple disciplines at various levels. Altogether, 713 awards have been attributed: 166 have been named Finalists, the organization’s highest honor, 268 are Honorable Mention and 279 are Merit Winners.
We are thrilled to welcome these winners to the YoungArts family – a network of more than 20,000 artists, many of whom have become leading professionals in their fields.
A complete list of the 2017 Winners, all 15 -18 years old or in grades 10 -12, is available online at http://youngarts.org/winners.
Recounting Campus Programs
Transformations Film Series
On November 5 YoungArts celebrated the world premiere of Transformations, a series of five short films created by 15 interdisciplinary and multi-generational alumni. From physical metamorphosis in present-day New Orleans to youth perspectives on the Black Lives Matter movement, this commissioned project captured the transformative power of creativity.
For more information on the films, click here
Artists as Citizens Salon
The first Salon talk of the season – “Artists as Citizens” – brought over 100 creatives, supporters, community leaders and arts enthusiasts together at Ted’s in the YoungArts Tower for a vibrant conversation about art activism and social practice. “Artists as Citizens” featured internationally renowned artists Teresita Fernandez, Mel Chin, and YoungArts alumnus Chat Travieso (2003 Winner in Visual Arts & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts), and moderator Carolina García Jayaram, YoungArts President & CEO.
For more information on Artists as Citizens, click here
Rebellion + Innovation Salon
The second talk of the season – “Rebellion + Innovation” – was presented in partnership with the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. This salon featured an intimate conversation with world renowned British choreographer Michael Clark, ICA Miami’s Deputy Director and Chief Curator Alex Gartenfeld, and YoungArts alumna Brittany Bailey (2008 YoungArts Winner in Dance). This salon took place in anticipation of the Michael Clark Company's debut performance on Thursday, November 17, 2016 in the YoungArts Jewel Box.
Miami Art Week
To celebrate Miami Art Week 2016, YoungArts will host three exhibitions that feature works of YoungArts alumni alongside world renowned artists.
For more information on Miami Art Week events, click here
The 2017 National YoungArts Week will take place from January 8-15, 2017. Every year, approximately 170 Finalists come to Miami to participate in National YoungArts Week. During the weeklong intensive, participants across 10 disciplines take master classes and workshops with internationally renowned leaders in their field, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Sarah Brightman, Plácido Domingo, Frank Gehry, Jeff Koons, Wynton Marsalis, Rebecca Walker and Carrie Mae Weems, among others.
For more information on the calendar of performances for our signature program, click here
Please see below for a comprehensive list of upcoming calendar dates for the season. Be sure to check our website at www.youngarts.org for the most up to date information on programs and events.
From all of us at YoungArts, we wish you a happy holidays and a wonderful new year!
January 8-15, 2017 | YoungArts Week
January 14, 2017 | Miami Gala
February 21-26, 2017 | YoungArts Miami
March 28, 2017 – April 2, 2017 | YoungArts Los Angeles
April 20, 2017 | New York Gala
April 25 – 30, 2017 | YoungArts New York
Outside the Box
March 18, 2017 | Daniel Bernard Roumain directs an all-star alumni cast involving live scoring and film
May 20, 2017 | Yara Travieso (2005, Winner in Dance/Ballet, Dance/Choreography)
(Ticket Price: Free)
Salon Series – Miami
February 15, 2017 | Discovery & Emerging Talent: Salaam Remi & Victoria Canal (2016, Winner in Voice & PSA)
April 19, 2017 | Women & Words
May 17, 2017 | Art & the Next Wave: Yara Travieso
(Ticket Price: $10.00 / Alumni: Free)
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