Next Generation of Artists to Share Their Work with the Public at New World Center and the YoungArts Campus January 9-13, 2023
YoungArts competition finalists convene in Miami to collaborate with peers across 10 disciplines and develop their craft with internationally recognized leaders in their field during National YoungArts Week, a week-long intensive program for the nation’s most accomplished 15 – 18-year-old artists.
These exceptional young artists will share their work with audiences over the course of five nights of performances, writers’ readings and an exhibition opening. All performances will be livestreamed at youngarts.org.
138 YoungArts finalists will present their work to the public and learn from notable artists such as author Richard Blanco, actor and playwright Taylor Mac, jazz alto saxophonist Charles McPherson, costume designer Machine Dazzle and actor BD Wong, who will lead the annual AON masterclass. Classes will be both discipline-specific and interdisciplinary, allowing for collaboration and learning.
Public Event Schedule
YoungArts finalists across the performing arts perform at New World Center
500 17th St., Miami Beach
Voice Performance Monday, January 9 at 8pm
Jazz & Theater Performance
Tuesday, January 10 at 8pm
Dance Performance & Film Screenings Wednesday, January 11 at 8pm
Classical Music Concert Thursday, January 12 at 8:30pm
Readings and Exhibition Opening at the YoungArts Campus
2100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Writer’s Readings Friday, January 13 at 7pm
Design Arts, Photography + Visual Arts Exhibition Opening
Friday, January 13 at 8:30 pm
Tickets for performances and writers’ readings are $15.
Student tickets are $5, and past award winners are free.
Exhibition is free and open to the public.
Performances and writers’ readings will be livestreamed at youngarts.org/yaw.
Opportunities to observe masterclasses, interview artists and receive press tickets for performances are available upon request. Please contact Heike Dempster, email@example.com / 305.377.1140
Support for 2023 National YoungArts Week is provided by Anthropologie; Aon; Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation; City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; Miami City Ballet; the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami Downtown Development Authority; New World Symphony; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts; Sidney and Florence Stern Family Foundation; Sandra and Tony Tamer; and Truist Wealth.
YoungArts programming throughout the year is made possible by the support of its most generous donors, including Anthropologie; Aon; Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation; Sarah Arison & Thomas Wilhelm; Carnival Foundation; Jeffrey Davis & Michael Miller; Jay Franke & David Herro; Givenchy; Agnes Gund; Hearst Foundations; Michi & Charles Jigarjian / 7G Foundation; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Leslie & Jason Kraus; Ashley Longshore; Steven & Oxana Marks; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Northern Trust Bank; The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation at The Miami Foundation; Prada; PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Psycho Bunny; Rockefeller Brothers Fund; State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts; Sidney and Florence Stern Family Foundation; Sandra & Tony Tamer; Bruce & Ellie Taub; Truist Wealth; and UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison, YoungArts identifies exceptional young artists, amplifies their potential, and invests in their lifelong creative freedom. YoungArts provides space, funding, mentorship, professional development and community throughout artists’ careers. Entrance into this prestigious organization starts with a highly competitive application for talented artists ages 15–18, or grades 10–12, in the United States that is judged by esteemed discipline-specific panels of artists through a rigorous blind adjudication process.
Heike Dempster, YoungArts
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Sara Ory, Polskin Arts
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