The Miami-based National YoungArts Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2018 YoungArts prizes for emerging artists in the visual, literary, design, and performing arts.
Though the program, seven hundred and fifty-seven promising artists between the ages of 15 and 18 or in grades ten through twelve will receive cash prizes of up to $10,000 as well as financial, professional, and artistic development opportunities. Recipients of the prizes will have opportunities to share their work at a variety of top-flight institutions, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and will have access to award-winning mentors. Hailing from forty-seven states, all winners are eligible to participate in YoungArts' regional programs, while the hundred and seventy-one who received top honors will be eligible to participate in the national program and be nominated as U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts.
"This extraordinary group of young artists represents the vibrancy of our culture for years to come, and we look forward to supporting and encouraging them at key junctures in their careers," said YoungArts president and CEO Carolina García Jayaram. "I applaud all of our extraordinary panelists in making this year's selection, one of the most competitive in YoungArts' history."
For a complete list of 2018 YoungArts winners, see the National YoungArts Foundation website.