It takes "courage" to listen to the "creative yearnings" of one's heart. It takes "courage" to ignore the naysayers who share stories about the "starving artist." It takes courage to pursue a dream that is not often seen as "practical or realistic."
Yet, like any other career, if one has the talent, discipline and motivation, success eventually comes. The National YoungArts Foundation was established to help young people become "successful" while providing much needed encouragement, instruction and financial support. Famous alumni such as Nicki Minaj, Kerry Washington, Terrence Blanchard, Vanessa L. Williams and Josh Groban, are just a small number of the highly-talented artists that have come through the program.
In this interview, representatives from this esteemed organization have graciously shared information on the numerous opportunities available with YoungArts.