WHAT: YoungArts finalists will participate in National YoungArts Week+, an intensive program of online classes and workshops with internationally recognized leaders in their fields, followed by a seven-part series of free virtual performances, writers’ readings, an exhibition and a film screening where audiences will discover the next generation of great artists.
WHO: The 156 artists are all 2022 YoungArts award winners at the Finalist level, the organization’s highest honor. These artists were selected for the caliber of their artistic achievement by esteemed discipline-specific panels of artists through a rigorous blind adjudication process.

From January 9-15, the artists will participate in an intensive program of online classes and workshops with internationally recognized leaders in their fields, 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. For a complete list of YoungArts Finalists, please contact Heike Dempster, [email protected] or Sara Ory, [email protected].


WHEN & WHERE:
National YoungArts Week+ Virtual Performances and Presentations

January 29 – February 4, 2021 at 8 PM ET daily
youngarts.org


Saturday, January 29, 2022
8 PM ET
Voice Performance
 
Sunday, January 30, 2022
8 PM ET
Writers’ Readings**
 
Monday, January 31, 2022
8 PM ET
Dance Performance**
 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
8 PM ET
Jazz and Theater Performance**
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 
8 PM ET
Design Arts, Photography and Visual Arts Exhibition Opening** curated by Marie Vickles
 
Thursday, February 3, 2022
8 PM ET
Classical Music Performance
 
Friday, February 4, 2022
8 PM ET
Film Screenings **
 
MORE INFO:
All public programs are part of National YoungArts Week+, the organization’s signature program offering the most accomplished artists ages 15-18 (or in grades 10–12) the opportunity to participate in a week-long virtual program of workshops and panels, opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, project-based assignments and classes with renowned guest artists in their fields who will provide insight, coaching and mentorship throughout the week.

Guest artists for National YoungArts Week+ include design artists Germane Barnes and Lucy Jones; dancers and choreographers Patricia Delgado and Lillian Barbeito; jazz artists Tia Fuller, Angela Myles Beeching, Patrick L. Smith, and Ignacio Berroa; photographer and curator Antwaun Sargent; actors Kate Burton, and Daniel Watts*; visual artists Robert Chambers, Loni Johnson, Yashua Klos, Jean Shin*, Leticia Bayuyo, and Anna Tsouhlarakis; vocalist Nicole Cabell; and writers Lemon Andersen, Dr. Joan Morgan and Christopher Castellani*.
 
Typically an all-expenses-paid, in-person program, National YoungArts Week+ has transitioned to be held virtually to help ensure the wellbeing of all participants. As part of National YoungArts Week+, and to reduce barriers to virtual participation, artists are provided with any necessary supplies and equipment, which may include computers, software licenses, recording equipment and/or art supplies.


Following the weeklong intensive program, audiences across the country will have the opportunity to meet the next generation of artists, beginning Saturday, January 29 at 8 PM ET, through seven nights of free virtual public performances, writers’ readings and exhibitions available on youngarts.org.
 
Support for National YoungArts Week+ is provided by Aon; Carnival Foundation; the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, and the Cultural Arts Council; State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; Tarell Alvin McCraney; 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; Sidney and Florence Stern Family Foundation; Sandra and Tony Tamer; Trace3; and Truist Wealth.
 
Thank you to the generous donors who have contributed $40,000 or more to YoungArts programming as we celebrate YoungArts’ 40th anniversary, including Aon; Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation; Sarah Arison & Thomas Wilhelm; Jill Baufman & Daniel Nir; Carnival Foundation; Tracey Corwin; Jeffrey Davis & Michael Miller; Natalie Diggins & Oren Michels; Givenchy; Agnes Gund; Hearst Foundations; Michi & Charles Jigarjian / 7G Foundation; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Richard & Amy Kohan; Leslie & Jason Kraus; 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; Prada; PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; Sidney and Florence Stern Family Foundation; Sandra & Tony Tamer; Bruce & Ellie Taub; Truist Wealth; and UBS Financial Services, Inc.
 
*Past YoungArts Award Winner
**All ages are welcome at YoungArts performances and exhibitions, but please be aware that performances may include adult language and topics.