Performances featuring YoungArts award winners provide a platform for presentation and a way to cultivate new work at some of the most exciting venues and stages and with some of the top organizations and collaborators in the country.

The Sidewalk Sessions: L.A.

In response to the uncertainty of the pandemic, YoungArts activated and expanded its national network of partners to better serve award winners where they live. Through these partnerships, we are not only bolstering opportunities for artists, but also providing support to key institutions serving YoungArts award winners and local communities of artists.

A collaboration with UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA), The Sidewalk Sessions: L.A. invited Los Angeles residents to bring an artist to perform on their sidewalk or driveway and invite friends, neighbors and family to enjoy—at a distance. In this sold-out initiative, hosts paid $50 per session and all proceeds were given to the performing artist. 

YoungArts participants included Elijah Boothe (2014 Theater), Kyreeana Breelin (2013 Dance), Khoi Dinh (2018, 2019 & 2020 Classical Music), Taj Jegaraj (2010 Voice), Javier Morales (2017, 2018 & 2019 Classical Music), and Dave Stewart (2012 Theater, Voice), along with artists Rohan Arora and Madi Rindge.

YoungArts at Joe's Pub

YoungArts has partnered with Joe’s Pub to present live performances by YoungArts award winners on the world-renowned Joe’s Pub stage in New York City.