The YoungArts Backyard Ball performance and gala is our largest annual fundraiser, and the culmination of National YoungArts Week in January, our signature national program celebrating the nation’s best emerging artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts. Each year YoungArts hosts more than 700 notable attendees including philanthropists, master artists, national image-makers and tastemakers who gather in Miami to honor the achievements of these talented young artists. The evening is one of artistic immersion with incredible not-to-be-missed performances by YoungArts alumni.
In addition, YoungArts recognizes honorees with Arison Awards for their invaluable commitment to the arts. Previous Arison awardees include Adrian Grenier, Zaha Hadid, Jessica Lang, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Jason Moran, Rita Moreno, Andrew Rannells, Robert Redford, Rosie Perez, Kerry Washington, Robert Wilson, Tony Yazbeck and others.