Gold and Silver

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The YoungArts Week results are in! 45 students from across the country are named gold and silver winners by YoungArts


MIAMI (February, 2010) – Forty five student artists from across the country have been honored by YoungArts,  the core program of the  National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA), as a Gold and Silver award winners for their exceptional performance during the 2010 national YoungArts Week.  These outstanding young artists will receive an award in the amount of $10,000 (Gold) or $5,000 (Silver) and be invited to travel to New York City for In the Studio, an artistic residency with an interdisciplinary emphasis, April 17-23, 2010.

These 45 students were among a group of 142 high school seniors from across the nation who came to Miami for YoungArts Week 2010, a five-day intensive training and performance program with world-renowned artists. Each of the young artists who attended were selected from an original application pool of more than 4,000 students nationally. The 45 Gold and Silver awards given this year are based upon national panel evaluations during YoungArts Week.

The Gold and Silver Award winners travel again to an all-expense paid week in New York City called In the Studio. This event is a once-in-a-lifetime experience allowing students interdisciplinary enrichment activities and an opportunity to perform at Baryshnikov Arts Center and exhibit at Affirmation Arts Gallery. The students also participate in master classes and workshops with elite master teachers in their particular discipline. Master Teachers have included Mikhail Baryshnikov, Edward Albee and Martin Scorsese.   

“For many of the Gold and Silver award winners the week in Miami combined with the week in New York City will give them the tools that they need to succeed in the arts,” said Christina DePaul President & CEO of YoungArts.

Registration for the next year’s YoungArts Week will open on March 15. For more information visit or call 305.377.1140.
A full list of winners is available upon request. Student bios, photos and interviews are also available upon request.