August Wilson Center for African American Culture accepting video applications for Youth Talent Showcase 2012
PITTSBURGH, PA, April 17, 2012 – The August Wilson Center for African American Culture (AWC), is hosting a Youth Talent Showcase as part of the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board’s, “Imagine! Career Week.” In order to participate, interested students, ages 12-18, must meet application requirements and apply via application video by the deadline of April 20th, 2012.
WHO: August Wilson Center for African American Culture, Citizens Charitable Foundation, Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board
WHAT: The August Wilson Center for African American Culture is hosting a Youth Talent Showcase as part of the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board’s, “Imagine! Career Week.” Interested students, ages 12-18, must meet application requirements and apply via application video by April 20th, 2012. In addition to the overall showcase winner and $500 cash prize, one winner will be named in each of the following four categories: Music, Dance, Theatre and Visual Arts. Each of these four winners will enter into a coaching mentor/mentee relationship with one of the AWC Artistic Directors, and will perform alongside one of the nationally recognized AWC ensembles next season. For more information, and contest rules, please visit: http://augustwilsoncenter.org
WHEN: The deadline for video submissions is April 20th, 2012. All applicants selected to participate will be notified on or before April 23, 2012. The Youth Talent Showcase will take place Saturday, April 28th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
ABOUT AUGUST WILSON CENTER FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE
One of only two major arts institutions in the world named for Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright and Pittsburgh native August Wilson, the August Wilson Center for African American Culture engages regional and national audiences in its mission of preserving, presenting, interpreting, celebrating and shaping the art, culture and history of African Americans utilizing the rich history, legacy and culture of African Americans from Western Pennsylvania as a foundation. Additional information is available at augustwilsoncenter.org.
ABOUT THREE RIVERS WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD
The Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board (TRWIB) focuses on workforce development in the Pittsburgh region. TRWIB seeks to make Pittsburgh a better place to live and work through an array of services and partnerships that tackle the underlying barriers to regional prosperity. Additional information is available at www.trwib.org.
ABOUT THE CITIZENS BANK FOUNDATION
Citizens Bank Foundation is a subsidiary of the Citizens Charitable Foundation, which is a charitable contributions vehicle of Citizens Financial Group, Inc., RBS Citizens, N.A., and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania. The foundation’s support is focused on human services, affordable housing and economic development. CFG’s website is citizensbank.com.