You Can Still Die When the Sun Is Shining

by Lindsay Beg

YoungArts Awareness Day makes a Stop in Hollywood
Last Thursday, The National YoungArts Foundation held a disco/pop concert at Madame Siam in Hollywood to celebrate YoungArts Awareness Day. YoungArts is an organization that encourages young artists from the ages of 15-18 to pursue a career in the arts by providing programs that foster development and provide access to financial rewards. The event--which stops in New York, Miami and Los Angeles--inspires young artists and create awareness about the organization, allowing programs to be implemented for aspiring artists to be supported.

YoungArts Winners have the chance to work with renowned mentors, such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Plácido Domingo, Frank Gehry, Jeff Koons, Wynton Marsalis, Robert Redford, Rebecca Walker, and Bruce Weber; receive cash awards of up to $10,000; gain access to significant scholarships; be recognized as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and perform and exhibit their work at some of the nation’s leading cultural institutions, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Museum of Modern Art, and New World Center. YoungArts winners also become part of the strong YoungArts alumni network artists, which will offer them additional opportunities throughout their careers.