A Video Postcard from The National YoungArts Foundation

A Video Postcard from The National YoungArts Foundation

Published on March 23, 2014

The National YoungArts Foundation is the brainchild of Lin and Ted Arison. Since its inception in 1981, YoungArts has awarded more than 17,000 young artists with grants and college scholarships. The foundation takes pride in pairing participants with prominent master instructors such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jacques d'Amboise, Plácido Domingo, Bill T. Jones, Quincy Jones, Robert Redford and Martin Scorsese.

This year’s New York-based program, which takes place from March 31st to April 7th, will offer the city’s brightest young artists life-changing experiences and scholarship opportunities. 102 emerging artists will participate in interdisciplinary workshops and master classes throughout the week long intensive. Master instructors include Tony Award-winner, dancer, choreographer and YoungArts Artistic Advisor Bill T. Jones,  award winning architect and designer of the World Trade Center Memorial Michael Arad, distinguished writer Adina Hoffman, photographer and videographer Naomi Fisher, and violinist and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain. It is the foundation’s hope for each young artist to blossom under the tutelage of these luminaries.

The winners of YoungArts New York hail from Bard High School Early Colleges, George W. Carver Center for Arts & Technology, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, Professional Children’s School, and more.

 

 


A YoungArts dance performance © Photo by Robert Leslie.


For more information about YoungArts, visit: www.youngarts.org.

Schedules & Details:

Special Events:

Tuesday, April 1 @ 5:30–8:00 PM
YoungArts New York Kick Off Fundraising Event Featuring Kate Davis (Invite Only)
Henri Bendel
712 Fifth Avenue at 56th Street

Monday, April 7 @ 6:30 PM
Public Screening of HBO YoungArts Masterclass: Anna Deavere Smith
Followed by Discussion with Anna Deavere Smith, Filmmakers and YoungArts Alumni
Special Performance and Cocktail Reception
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Enter at 1000 Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street
RSVP required
General Admission RSVP: rsvp@youngarts.org
Media RSVP: holdenj@finnpartners.com

2014 YoungArts New York Public Performances, Exhibition, Readings and Screenings:

Thursday, April 3 @ 8:00 PM
YoungArts @ BAC: Multidisciplinary Performance curated by Mikhail Baryshnikov
Pedja Muzijevic
Baryshnikov Arts Center, Jerome Robbins Theater, 3rd Floor, 450 West 37th Street
Admission:  $10*
For tickets: www.bacnyc.org or 866-811-4111

Friday, April 4 @ 6:00 PM
Visual Arts, Photography, and Design Exhibition, Writers Readings & Cinematic Arts Screenings
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
Admission:  Free

Saturday, April 5 @ 8:00 PM
YoungArts @ BAC: Multidisciplinary Performance Directed by Jay Schieb (Program I)
Baryshnikov Arts Center, Howard Gilman Performance Space, 4th Floor, 450 West 37th Street
Admission:  $10*
For tickets: www.bacnyc.org or 866-811-4111

Sunday, April 6 @ 2:00 PM
YoungArts @ BAC: Multidisciplinary Performance Directed by Jay Schieb (Program II)
Baryshnikov Arts Center, Howard Gilman Performance Space, 4th Floor, 450 West 37th Street
Admission: $10*
For tickets: www.bacnyc.org or 866-811-4111

*Ticket fees apply
 

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