Support Art Education and Inspire Young Artists

by National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts
Support Art Education and Inspire Young Artists
Support Art Education and Inspire Young Artists
Support Art Education and Inspire Young Artists
Support Art Education and Inspire Young Artists
Support Art Education and Inspire Young Artists
Support Art Education and Inspire Young Artists
Support Art Education and Inspire Young Artists
Support Art Education and Inspire Young Artists
Support Art Education and Inspire Young Artists
Support Art Education and Inspire Young Artists
Support Art Education and Inspire Young Artists
Support Art Education and Inspire Young Artists

Project Report | Feb 22, 2017
2017 YoungArts Week and Gala Recap, Upcoming Regional Programs Update

By Nicole Mesko | Project Leader

Happy February! This month we look back on YoungArts’ signature program, National YoungArts Week, another successful annual Backyard Ball performance and gala, and look forward to our fast approaching regional programs in Los Angeles and New York.

YoungArts Week Recap

The 36th annual National YoungArts Week took place from January 8 – 15, 2017, where 165 of the nation’s most promising artists between the ages of 15-18 gathered in Miami to strengthen their craft. Performances took place all week long at the New World Symphony Center in Miami Beach and included voice, jazz, theater, dance, film screenings and a classical music ensemble, as well as writers’ readings and a photography exhibition, curated by Perez Art Museum Miami Director Franklin Sirmans, at the YoungArts campus. The winners attended master classes and workshops hosted by YoungArts alumni and highly regarded professionals in each discipline, including choreographer and dancer Bill T. Jones, painter Will Cotton, and Academy Award-winning director Doug Blush (1984 Winner in Cinematic Arts).

 YoungArts Backyard Ball

On Saturday, January 14, 2017, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) hosted its annual fundraiser in Miami, the Backyard Ball performance, and gala, to help support the artistic development of the nation’s most promising young artists. Presented by Italian luxury brand Max Mara, chaired by Dr. Kira and Neil Flanzraich and emceed by comedian and actress Amanda Seales (1999 Winner in Theater), the evening honored jazz pianist Jason Moran (1993 Winner in Jazz) as this year’s Arison Alumni Award recipient and choreographer Jessica Lange as the Arison Award Honoree.

Throughout the evening guests enjoyed a series of performance vignettes which featured YoungArts alumni, directed by Tony Award-nominated actor, singer, and dancer, and 1997 YoungArts winner in Theater Tony Yazbeck. The evening concluded with the Backyard Bash on the YoungArts plaza, which featured music by DJ Walshy Fire.

The event raised more than $1.5M in support of YoungArts’ programs in Miami, New York, Los Angeles and Washington D.C., which offer aspiring young artists life-changing opportunities to work with leading artists in their fields, present their work to the public, and collaborate across disciplines.

 YoungArts Los Angeles (March 28 – April 2, 2017)

During YoungArts Los Angeles, winners from the area have the chance to share their talents with the public through multidisciplinary performances, a cinematic arts screening, and a visual arts exhibition.

The intensive week includes interdisciplinary workshops and concentrated master classes with accomplished masters in their field, such as choreographer, director and three-time Emmy Award winning actress Debbie Allen; Transparent producer Joan Scheckel; celebrated choreographer John Heginbotham; acclaimed composer and violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain; Los Angeles Philharmonic violinist Vijay Gupta; visual artist Edward Arceneaux; BODYTRAFFIC Artistic director Lillian Barbeito; design duo the Haas Brothers; and the award-winning independent filmmaking duo of Nancy Savoca and Rich Guay.

For more information on the calendar of events for YoungArts Los Angeles, please click here

 

YoungArts New York (April 25-30, 2017)

During YoungArts New York, participants also share their talents with the public through a series of multidisciplinary performances as well as through a visual arts and photography exhibition, writers’ reading and film screenings.

YoungArts winners in the visual, literary, performing and design arts have the opportunity to learn, connect and collaborate with fellow peers and creative luminaries across artistic disciplines. The intensive week includes interdisciplinary workshops, seminars and master classes with accomplished leaders in their fields such as Derrick Adams, Carla Dirlikov Canales, Joan Lader, Joan Morgan, Adesola Osakalumi, Sir Salman Rushdie, and Conrad Tao, among others.

For more information on the calendar of events for YoungArts Los Angeles, please 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.

 

Regional Programs:

March 28, 2017 – April 2, 2017 | YoungArts Los Angeles

April 20, 2017 | New York Gala

April 25 – 30, 2017 | YoungArts New York

 

Campus Programs:

Outside the Box

May 20, 2017 | Daniel Bernard Roumain

(Ticket Price: Free)

 

Salon Series – Miami

March 5, 2017 | Critical Junctures: Visual Arts with Glenn Ligon

April 12, 2017 | Women & Words

May 14, 2017 | Critical Junctures: Dance

(Ticket Price: $10.00 / Alumni: Free)

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National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts

Location: Miami, FL - USA
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Sarah Gray
Miami , FL United States
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