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National YoungArts Foundation Recognizes 710 Artists For Excellence In The Visual, Literary, Design And Performing Arts | National YoungArts Week in Miami, January 6-13, 2019

Special Events News By National YoungArts Foundation | Posted on November 29, 2018 12:19 PM

National YoungArts Foundation Recognizes 710 Artists For Excellence In The Visual, Literary, Design And Performing Arts | National YoungArts Week in Miami, January 6-13, 2019 - 2018 YoungArts Winner in Dance Christian Smith (Photo Credit: Gesi Schilling, courtesy of YoungArts.org) PRnewsFoto/National YoungArts Foundation  

Special Events News by National YoungArts Foundation : The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) is proud to announce the 2019 YoungArts winners—710 of the nation's most promising young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts. Selected from thousands of applications and representing artists from 44 states, YoungArts winners gain access to one of the most comprehensive programs for emerging artists in the United States, offering financial, professional and artistic development opportunities over the course of their careers. A complete list of the 2019 winners, all 15–18 years old or in grades 10–12, is available online at youngarts.org/winners.

The 2019 winners will receive cash prizes of up to $10,000, access to mentors and opportunities to share their work with the public at renowned institutions such as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Baryshnikov Arts Center (New York) and New World Center (Miami). From January 6–13, the 2019 YoungArts Finalists—representing the organization's highest award level—will learn from renowned artists including Tony Award winner Joan Lader; Grammy Award-winning percussionist Joseph Gramley; Academy Award-winning film editor Doug Blush; Obie Award-winning theater artists Steven Sapp and Mildred Ruiz; award-winning journalist, author and provocative cultural critic Joan Morgan; poet John Murillo; opera singers Daniela Mack and Alek Shrader; US Artist Fellow and Princess Grace award-winning choreographer Rosie Herrera; bestselling author Kristen Simmons; and award-winning photographer Lori Hepner, among many others.

Selected through a blind adjudication process conducted by an independent panel of highly accomplished artists, the 2019 winners represent the top 10 percent of applications. Of this year's 710 winners, some have been awarded for excellence in multiple disciplines at various levels. Altogether, 725 awards have been attributed: 163 have been named Finalists, the organization's highest honor; 268 are Honorable Mentions and 294 are Merit winners.

This year's Finalists have the opportunity to participate in the 38th annual National YoungArts Week in Miami January 6–13, 2019. All winners are eligible to participate in YoungArts' regional programs, including YoungArts Miami (February 19–24, 2019), YoungArts Los Angeles (March 26–31, 2019) and YoungArts New York (April 23–28, 2019), and will join a professional network of distinguished artists.

YoungArts supports artists throughout their professional careers. The 2019 winners will also gain access to a growing alumni network of more than 20,000 artists as well as additional professional and artistic development, and presentation opportunities.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION
The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) was established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison to identify and nurture the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts, and assist them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development. Through a wide range of annual programs, regular performances, and partnerships with some of the nation's leading cultural institutions, YoungArts aspires to create a strong community of alumni and a platform for a lifetime of encouragement, opportunity and support.

Source: PR Newswire/National YoungArts Foundation

Website: http://www.youngarts.org

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