YoungArts Master Classes 2012

This year marks the fourth partnership between Affirmation Arts and the National YoungArts Foundation. On March 9 & 10 YoungArts will be conducting their annual master classes in the third floor studio at Affirmation Arts in conjunction with an exhibition of Gold and Silver finalist works. Featuring 17 works by 10 artists from the NYC region, this year's finalists will be receiving instruction from top names in their respective fields: voice, music, photography, visual arts, cinema, dance, performance, non-fiction writing, creative writing, and curating to name a few.

The Honorable Kate D. Levin, Commissioner, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, presents the awards on March 9 from 6 PM-7 PM.

YoungArts Week which takes place in Miami each year enables approximately 150 participants in the YoungArts program to work with distinguished master teachers and mentors such as Robert Redford, Branford Marsalis and Debi Mazar. Like all YoungArts programs, YoungArts Week is designed to support young artists at a critical juncture in their lives and encourage their decision to pursue a career in the arts.

The National YoungArts Foundation (formerly known as the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts) was established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison to identify and support the next generation of artists, and to contribute to the cultural vitality of the nation by investing in the artistic development of talented young artists in the literary, performing, visual and design arts. YoungArts provides emerging artists with life-changing experiences, renowned mentors, access to significant scholarships, national recognition, and other opportunities throughout their careers to help ensure that the nation’s most outstanding emerging artists are encouraged to pursue careers in the arts.