Join us for an information session open to the general public to learn more about the YoungArts program and its application process, guided by dancer-choreographer and YoungArts alum Alanna Morris. This community event offers an accessible opportunity to explore post-secondary school/college-preparedness as an artist, along with general life and business skills. A Q&A will follow the presentation, providing time to make deeper connections for participants.
YoungArts is an organization supporting artists across 10 disciplines at all stages of development, beginning with the critical moment when they decide to pursue a life in the arts, and continuing throughout their careers. Through its national competition—open to applicants ages 15-18 OR in grades 10-12—award winners receive mentorship and financial awards; gain access to a lifetime of creative, professional development and funding opportunities; and become part of an uplifting, intergenerational community that helps artists connect, create and collaborate.
Notable YoungArts alumni include: Denyce Graves (Voice), Viola Davis (Theater), Louis Greenfield (Photography), Desmond Richardson (Dance), Terence Blanchard (Classical Music), Kehinde Wiley (Visual Arts), Jason Moran (Jazz), Amanda Gorman (Writing) and countless other professional artists.
Things to Know:
Free parking is available in front of The School at TU Dance Center. Please do not park in front of the Auto Shop (towards the rear of the parking lot) or in either of Subway’s parking lots as they may tow.
Masks are currently required at The School at TU Dance Center.
This event is sponsored by I A.M. Arts in collaboration with The School at TU Dance Center as part of the I A.M. Arts Mentorship/Coaching Program—an activity made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.