Vartan Gregorian to be awarded the 2000 Children's arts medal

Vartan Gregorian, President of Carnegie Corporation, will be awarded the Children’s Arts Medal for the year 2000 by New York’s oldest arts-in-education organization, Young Audiences/New York. The award presentation will take place on Monday, April 17, 2000, at the annual Children’s Arts Medal Benefit in New York City.

Also recognized this year is Eliot Feld, Artistic Director and Choreographer of Ballet Tech, a New York City-based contemporary ballet company. Each year, the Young Audiences/New York Children’s Arts Medal Benefit recognizes the power of the arts to educate, motivate, and inspire children of all ages. The awards honor individuals who have had a significant impact on arts-in-education.

Young Audiences/New York brings artists in the performing, literary, and visual arts into public schools to work directly with children. This year, Young Audiences/New York will serve over 200,000 New York City public school students from prekindergarten through high school, providing more than 12,000 programs. Forty-eight years old, the New York organization is part of a national network of Young Audiences chapters found throughout the United States. The network aims to inspire young people to discover new talents and abilities, explore their feelings and ideas, and understand the world in new and different ways. The White House awarded Young Audiences with the nation’s highest arts recognition—the National Medal of Arts—in 1994.

To find out more about Young Audiences/New York, call (212) 319-9269 or visit their website at