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YOUNG ARTIST AWARD WINNERS (article first published : 2005-11-11)

Standard Bank celebrates 22 years of sponsoring the Young Artist Awards with the latest recipients of the prestigious award.

The winners of the 2006 Standard Bank Young Artist Awards are Churchill Madikida for Visual Art; Sylvaine Strike for Drama; Durban dancer and choreographer Hlengiwe Lushaba for Dance and Concord Nkabinde who achieved his Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz Studies at the University of Natal, for Jazz.

"Standard Bank’s sponsorship of the Young Artist Awards contributes to the development of our country's up-and-coming artists,” says Khanyi Mlambo, Director Group Sponsorships at Standard Bank. “The awards are a forum for experimentation where innovative concepts are tested and new directions explored. We believe the awards play a vital role in nurturing South African talent.”

The Young Artist Awards recognise South Africans of a relatively young age who have demonstrated exceptional artistic promise within their discipline but who have not yet achieved extensive national exposure and acclaim. The awards were designed to assist in promoting the careers of those selected and, looking at previous winners, it is evident that this venture has proven to be successful.

Since the inception of the awards a total of 84 awards have been presented including five special awards to artists in recognition of their contribution to the National Arts Festival and the arts in South Africa in general.

In 2004 and 2005 respectively a Special Award was bestowed posthumously to jazz phenomenon Moses Taiwa Molelekwa and theatre actor supreme Ramolao Makhene in recognition of their achievements and invaluable contribution to the arts in South Africa.

The Young Artist Awards were introduced as a separate component of the main Festival in 1981. Designed to encourage the recipients in the pursuit of their careers, each of the winners will feature on the main programme of the 2006 National Arts Festival, to be held in Grahamstown from June 29 to July 8. The winners each receive financial support for their Festival participation, be it the mounting of an exhibition or the staging of a production, as well as a cash prize.

Festinos can look forward to some cutting-edge presentations from these four highly talented recipients of the 2006 Standard Bank Young Artist Awards.




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