757 Young Artists Are Recognized By National YoungArts Foundation For Excellence In The Visual, Literary, Design And Performing Arts

MIAMI, Nov. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) is proud to announce the 2018 YoungArts winners—757 of the nation’s most promising young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts. Selected from the most competitive pool of applications to date and representing artists from 47 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 2018 winners, all 15–18 years old or in grades 10–12, is available online at youngarts.org/winners.

Darius Hickman, YoungArts Winner in Dance, performance at New World Center (2017). Credit: Gesi Schilling. Photo courtesy of youngarts.org (PRNewsfoto/National YoungArts Foundation)

The 2018 winners will receive cash prizes of up to $10,000; 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), and New World Center (Miami); and access to mentors including Academy Award-winning cinematographer Doug Blush; award-winning photographer Corinne May Botz; three-time New York Dance and Performance Awardee Nora Chipaumire; award-winning visual artist Teresita Fernández;  best-selling author Michael Grunwald; award-winning author Joan Morgan; American television actress Karen Olivo; and nine-time Grammy winner Janis Siegel among others.

Selected through a blind adjudication process conducted by an independent panel of highly accomplished artists, the 2018 winners represent the top 10 percent of applications. Of this year’s 757winners, some have been awarded for excellence in multiple disciplines at various levels.  Altogether,781 awards have been attributed: 171 Finalists; 270 Honorable Mention and 340 Merit winners.

Winners are eligible to participate in YoungArts’ regional programs: YoungArts Miami (February 20–25, 2018), YoungArts Los Angeles (March 24–29, 2018) and YoungArts New York (April 24–29, 2018). This year’s Finalists have the opportunity to participate in the 37th annual National YoungArts Week inMiami January 714, 2018.

YoungArts 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.

For more information, visit youngarts.org. CLICK HERE for images.

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