Standard Bank Young Artist Awards

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Prestigious awards made in different disciplines – dance, jazz, music, theatre, visual art, performance art and film - by the committee of the National Arts Festival to acknowledge emerging young South African artists who demonstrate an outstanding artistic talent. The Award also includes posthumous and special recognition awards. The winners receive a cash prize as well as a special sponsored appearance (production, performance, exhibition, etc) at the Grahamstown Festival as part of the Main Programme.

Originally called the Five Roses Young Artists Awards after the festival's founding sponsors, when instituted by the National Arts Festival committee in 1981, they were renamed after the new sponsors in 1984.

Initially only awarded for drama and visual art, they were quickly expanded to include other disciplines – by 2015 the awards were being made for dance, jazz, music, theatre, visual art, performance art and film. , as well as posthumous and special recognition awards. The winners feature on the Main Programme of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and receive financial support for their Festival participation, as well as a cash prize


Winners

Young Artist Award winners over the years, in all the fields, are:

1981 Richard E. Grant, John Theodore, Jules van de Vijver 1982 Janice Honeyman, Neil Rodger, Lindy Raizenberg 1983 Paul Slabolepszy, Malcolm Payne, David Kosviner 1984 Peter Schütz, Ken Leach; Standard Bank - 1820 Foundation 10th Anniversary Special Award: Lamar Crowson 1985 Marion Arnold, Maishe Maponya, Sidwill Hartman 1986 Andrew Buckland, Gavin Younge 1987 William Kentridge, Hans Roosenschoon 1988 Margaret Vorster, Mbongeni Ngema 1989 Johnny Clegg, Marthinus Basson, Helen Sebidi, Gary Gordon; 1820 Foundation Special Award: Pieter-Dirk Uys 1990 Robyn Orlin, Fée Halsted-Berning, Bonnie Ntshalintshali 1991 Peter Ngwenya, Andries Botha, Darrell Roodt 1992 Deon Opperman, Tommy Motswai, Raphael Vilakazi, Kevin Harris 1993 Christopher Kindo, Sibongile Khumalo, Pippa Skotnes 1994 Jerry Mofokeng, Sam Nhlengethwa, Michael Williams 1995 Jane Alexander, Boyzie Cekwana, John Ledwaba, Abel Motsoadi 1996 Lara Foot Newton, Trevor Makhoba, Vincent Mantsoe, Victor Masondo 1997 Lien Botha, Geoffrey Hyland, Sibongile Mngoma; Standard Bank Special Award for vision, commitment and contribution: Alfred Hinkel 1998 David Mudanalo Matamela (Dance), Debbie Rakusin, Bongani Ndodana, Nhlanhla Xaba, Aubrey Sekhabi 1999 No awards made. 2000 Zenzi Mbuli, Gloria Bosman, Alan Alborough 2001 Tracey Human, Brett Bailey, Fikile Mvinjelwa, Walter Oltmann 2002 Gregory Vuyani Maqoma (Dance), Sello Maake ka Ncube (Drama), Prince Kupi, Brett Murray 2003 Moya Michael, Yael Farber, Dumisani Phakathi, Angela Gilbert, Berni Searle 2004 Kathryn Smith, Mncedisi Shabangu, Portia Lebohang Mashigo, Tutu Puoane, Moses Taiwa Molelekwa (posthumously) 2005 Wim Botha, PJ Sabbagha, Andile Yenana, Mpumelelo Grootboom 2006 Concord Nkabinde, Churchill Madikida, Hlengiwe Lushaba, Sylvaine Strike 2007 Acty Tang, Bronwen Forbay, Shannon Mowday, Pieter Hugo, Akin Omotoso 2008 Dada Masilo, Nontsikelelo ‘Lolo’ Veleko, Jaco Bouwer, Mark Fransman, Zanne Stapelberg 2009 Thabo Rapoo, Kesivan Naidoo, Nicholas Hlobo, Jacques Imbrailo, Ntshieng Mokgoro 2010 Mlu Zondi, Melanie Scholtz, Michael MacGarry, Samson Diamond, Janni Younge, Claire Angelique 2011 Neil Coppen, Ben Schoeman, Nandipha Mntambo, Mamela Nyamza, Bokani Dyer 2012 Kelebogile (Pearl) Boikanyo, Mikhael Subotzky, Princess Zinzi Mhlongo, Bailey Snyman, Afrika Mkhize 2013 Fana Tshabalala, Runette Botha, Mary Sibande, Prince Lamla, Shane Cooper, Anthea Moys 2014 Jahmil XT Qubeka, Nicola Elliott, Kyle Shepherd, Hasan & Husain Essop, Njabulo Madlala, Donna Kukama, Greg Homann 2015 Nduduzo Makhathini, Christiaan Olwagen, Luyanda Sidiya, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Musa Ngqungwana, Athi Patra Ruga 2016 Themba Mbuli, Siya Makuzeni, Avigail Bushakevitz, Jade Bowers, Mohau Modisakeng 2018 Jemma Kahn 2019 Amy Jephta

Sources

"Standard Bank Young Artist Award winners", ArtsLink, 28/10/2015[news1015@artslink.co.za] Wednesday, October 28, 2015 8:40 PM

For more information

See also Young Artist Awards and Five Roses Young Artist Awards

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