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The American for The Arts Honored Ann Ziff(Chairman of the Board / Metropolitan Opera), Ai Weiwei(Artist & Activist), Mavis Staples(Singer /Civil Rights Activist) & Justin Peck ( Ballet Dancer & Choreographer) on Its 2018 Annual National Arts Awards in New York City…!
NEW YORK(SMIWIRE,10.23.18)-The American for the Arts organization, held its annual 2018 National Arts Awards today (Monday, October 22, 2018), celebrating achievements of Arts leaders across the US, and honoring; Ann Ziff(Philanthropist & Chairman of the Board, Metropolitan Opera), Mavis Staples(Singer/Civil Rights Activist), Ai WEIWEI(Artist & Activist) & Justin Peck (Ballet Dancer & Choreographer) at Cipriani's-42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan, NYC.
The American for the Arts is a non-profit organization with the main goal to build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts in America. Combining the best ideas and leaders from the arts, communities, and business, will ensure that every American has access to the transformative power of the arts.
The 2018 AFTA Honoreess were the Following:
Ann Ziff :2018 AFTA Honoree Recipient of " Philanthropy in the Arts Award "
( Philanthropist / Chairman of the Board, Metropolitan Opera)
Ai Weiwei: Recipient of " Marina Kellen French Outanding Contributions to the Arts Award
(Artist & Activist)
Mavis Staples : Recipient of " Carolyn Clark Powers Lifetime Achievement Award "
(Singer / Civil Rights Activist)
Justin Peck: Recipient of the " Ted Arison Young Artist award "
(Ballet Dancer & Choreographer).