The Young Artist Awards form part of the National Arts Festival programme. The awards are regarded as the most prestigious awards that recognise established South African artists of a relatively young age who have demonstrated exceptional ability in their chosen fields but who have not yet achieved national exposure or acclaim.
A key aspect of the awards is that they guarantee the artists a place on the main programme of the forthcoming festival. Apart from a cash prize, each winner receives substantial financial backing for a festival production/exhibition. The list of past winners reads like a Who’s Who of South Africa’s creative talent most of who have gained international recognition.
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