YoungArts: a window into dreams made real

By Jean Shin | March 17, 2022

At 18 years old, YoungArts exposed me to a world I had never experienced—one week in January 1990 immersed in the company of artists from all over the country. I was blown away by the intimate and meaningful conversations with my peers, painters, sculptors, musicians, dancers and writers. We were…

Watch: Chris Rogerson’s “Sacred Earth”, presented by Nu Deco Ensemble and YoungArts

By YoungArts | December 10, 2021

In December 2021, Chris Rogerson (2007 Classical Music) collaborated with Nu Deco Ensemble to premiere his new composition, “Sacred Earth,” at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts with support from YoungArts. Presented with video by Emmy-nominated director and National Geographic photographer Keith Ladzinski and vocals from…

Watch: Without Further Delay by Desmond Richardson

By YoungArts | May 28, 2021

Desmond Richardson’s virtual dance performance, Without Further Delay, brought together nine 2021 YoungArts award winners from across the country. Commissioned by YoungArts in partnership with Aon, this performance investigates the current moment by exploring elements of isolation, confinement, communality and perseverance. Choreographer Richardson has been hailed by The New York…

Watch: Together, a short film

By YoungArts | August 29, 2020

Commissioned by YoungArts, Together, a short film unites the work of YoungArts award winners and notable guest artists in an enchanting animated short that underscores powerful messages of solidarity and interdependence. Each frame of this film was sold as a one-of-a-kind print to support YoungArts. The film came together with…