YoungArts miami showcase
March 8th – 13th
YoungArts was established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison to identify and support the next generation of artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts; assist them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development; and raise appreciation for the arts in American society. YoungArts Miami is one of YoungArts’ three regional programs (that also take place in New York and Los Angeles), which are modeled after its signature national program - National YoungArts Week - held annually in Miami. Through these regional programs, YoungArts engages hundreds of Winners who were chosen from a pool of more than 12,000 applications from 15-18 year-old (grades 10-12) artists from around the country.
During YoungArts Miami, participants work with renowned artists who offer them support, mentorship and encouragement to pursue their passions and a career in the arts. The promising young artists will also have the chance to share their talents with the public through multidisciplinary performances, writers’ readings, a cinematic arts screening and a visual arts exhibition on the YoungArts Campus and at The Colony Theatre on Lincoln Road. They also become part of the YoungArts alumni network of more than 20,000 artists, many of whom have gone on to become leading professionals in their fields, including actresses Anna Gunn, Viola Davis, and Kerry Washington; Broadway stars Raúl Esparza, Andrew Rannells and Billy Porter; recording artists Josh Groban, Chris Young and Judith Hill; Metropolitan Opera star Eric Owens; musicians Terence Blanchard, Gerald Clayton and Jennifer Koh; leading choreographer Desmond Richardson; visual artists Daniel Arsham and Hernan Bas; internationally acclaimed multimedia artist Doug Aitken; New York Times bestselling author Sam Lipsyte; and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Doug Blush.
During YoungArts Miami, you’ll be able to check out homegrown talent showcasing their creativity and talent through public performances and an exhibition. These winners in the visual, literary, design and performing arts categories could be the next Ricky Ubeda, Kerry Washington, Hernan Bas, Tarell McCraney, Lucas Leyva and Naomi Fisher - all of whom are YoungArts alumni.