The Miami-based National YoungArts Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2019 YoungArts prizes for emerging artists in the visual, literary, design, and performing arts.
Through the program, more than seven hundred artists between the ages of 15 and 18 (or enrolled in grades 10-12) will receive cash prizes of up to $10,000 as well as financial, professional, and artistic development opportunities. Recipients of the prizes also 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, where they will have access to award-winning mentors. Hailing from forty-four states, the winners are eligible to participate in YoungArts' regional programs, while the hundred and sixty-three who were named finalists will be eligible to participate in the national program in January, after which twenty finalists will be invited to become U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts.
"On behalf of YoungArts, I want to congratulate all of the 2019 winners for their achievements at such an early stage in their careers," said YoungArts board chair Sarah Arison. "We believe that every artist should be empowered to pursue a life in the arts, and we are excited to welcome our winners to the YoungArts family. This is just the beginning, and we look forward to helping provide them with the valuable opportunities and support they will need to thrive throughout their artistic journeys."
For a complete list of 2019 YoungArts prize winners, see the National YoungArts Foundation website.