National YoungArts Week
National YoungArts Week is an intensive program for competition finalists to collaborate with peers across 10 disciplines, develop their craft with internationally recognized leaders in their fields and create lifelong connections.
National YoungArts Week offers YoungArts award winners at the Finalist level the guidance they need to prepare for the next stage of their artistic development.
To continue supporting artists through the pandemic, the 2022 National YoungArts Week program took place online, and finalists across 10 disciplines participated in virtual classes and interdisciplinary workshops with internationally recognized leaders in their field, including Miami City Ballet Principal Dancer Patricia Delgado, acclaimed jazz drummer Ignacio Berroa, photographer and curator Antwaun Sargent, Broadway and television actor Daniel Watts*, visual artist Jean Shin* and poet Lemon Andersen. Finalists were eligible for financial awards of up to $10,000, as well as for nomination as U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts.
Following the week-long intensive, audiences were invited to meet the most accomplished young artists during six nights of free virtual performances, writers’ readings and an exhibition, and through an online digital anthology + catalogue.
*YoungArts Award Winner
YoungArts’ mantra is that this experience will change your life. When I first saw this, I doubted that one week would have such an impact. Boy, was I wrong!“