Support Art Education and Inspire Young Artists

by National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts

YoungArts Regional Programs!

All YoungArts winners from the South Florida and Greater New York City area were invited to participate in YoungArts Miami and YoungArts New York, respectively.  These young artists get to enjoy the rare opportunity to participate in master classes, interdisciplinary workshops and showcase their talents in performance and exhibitions. World-renowned artists including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Michael Tilson Thomas, Edward Villella, Bill T. Jones and James Rosenquist are among this year’s masters.  Miami venues included the Colony Theatre, ARTSEEN, and New World Center.  New York venues include: Baryshnikov Arts Center and Affirmation Arts.

February 22-26, 2012 - YoungArts Miami.  Attach are some  photo highlights of the week!

March 8-11, 2012 - YoungArts New York. For more information and tickets, please visit

Stay tuned for post coverage of the event.

Thank you for your continued support!



The YoungArts season officially has launched!

Please meet our 597 National 2012 YoungArts Winners, and join us to celebrate the next generation of America’s artists in Miami, Florida at the New World Center, Colony Theatre, Miami Art Museum and the Van Dyke Café. See the full 2012 YoungArts Week schedule, and ticket information here.

We also are excited to announce that select seating to our Saturday, January 14, YoungArts Finale Alumni Performance and Awards Ceremony, honoring Robert Redford, Doug Aitken and Robert L. Lynch is open to the public! For more information, and to purchase tickets, please click here.

If you would like to join us for our annual An Affair of the Arts for Performance and Gala, which includes VIP seating at the Alumni Performance and Award Ceremony, followed by cocktails, silent auction, dinner and dancing, click here.

We look forward to celebrating and sharing the next generation of artists with you in the New Year!

Congratulations to Iliya Mirochnik, 2006 YoungArts Winner in Visual Arts, whose mural recently was chosen for the outside wall of the Flomenhaft Gallery, located in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City.

The competition, a collaboration of YoungArts and the Flomenhaft Gallery, was judged by Eleanor Heartney, independent art critic and contributing editor to Art in America magazine, and Eleanor Flomenhaft, owner and director of the Flomenhaft Gallery.

Iliya received a $500 award during a September 15 reception at the gallery, located at 547 W. 27th Street, New York.

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And read his recent YoungArts Alumni Spotlight here!


Don’t want to wait until the next newsletter to learn the latest news about YoungArts programs, events and alumni? Simply follow us on Twitter or “Like” us on Facebook.

And while you’re on Facebook, click on our “BandPage” to listen to music performed by the outstanding alumni of YoungArts and find out where you can catch them “live” next.


Thanks, as always, for your support! 

YoungArts has been following the projects and career trajectories of all our alumni. So where do alumni go after their experience with YoungArts? One word: everywhere. From the Northeast to the Midwest and the South to the West Coast, the 2011 YoungArts alumni are attending a vast array of schools and universities. Find out where!


YoungArts marked another spectacular multi-day event last month as winners, teachers, alumni, friends and supporters gathered in Washington, D.C. for A Celebration of the 2011 U.S. Presidential Scholars.

Artworks were on full view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, launched by an opening on June 19. YoungArts winners in Writing and Cinematic Arts followed with live readings and screenings of their work. On Monday evening, June 20, the U.S. Presidential Scholars gave an unforgettable performance at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

For the occasion, YoungArts received a major boost from PBS, which “live streamed” the performance via the network’s Facebook page. The partnership came as a result of PBS’ commitment to increasing access to the arts. If you missed it, "A Salute to the 2011 U.S. Presidential Scholars" is now available on Watch the video.

Read more and view performance photographs on the YoungArts Facebook page.

Congratulations to our 2011 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts!


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National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts

Location: Miami, FL - USA
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Project Leader:
MaccaEna Gannat
Miami, FL United States
$26,106 raised of $50,000 goal
365 donations
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