During the summer of 2014, 30 students from the Design and Architecture Senior High School in Miami, Florida attended a three-week summer pre-college program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
The "Young Designers Scholarship Fund" is an exciting, and innovative art education initiative funded by the de la Cruz Collection and The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
This pre-college program provides students the opportunity to attend classes at the School of Visual Arts and explore all aspects of cultural offerings in New York City including: museum visits, Broadway shows, sports activities and city tours.
The participants are nominated by their teachers based on academic and artistic potential. At the end of this pre-college experience, each student receives college credits, valuable faculty connections, and added important material to strengthen their portfolios.
For the past four years, "The Young Designers Scholarship Fund" has provided the opportunity to learn, through hands-on experience, technical training and diverse approaches to the creation and presentation of contemporary art.
This program is made possible with generous contributions from
Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz (de la Cruz Collection) in partnership with
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Additional support has been received from Berluti, DACRA, The School of Visual Arts, DASH PTSA, Richard Milstein, Eric Hankin, Alex Alvarez of Le Jeune Upholstery, Key Biscayne Community Foundation, Nisi Berryman/NIBA HOME, Luxury Attaché &
the staff at the de la Cruz Collection.