Exposing the Northern Virginia community to numerous rich and rewarding cultural events through film festivals, museum exhibits, book signings, and by supporting community-sponsored cultural events.
The Reston (VA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated in partnership with The Washington DC Chapter of the Society, Incorporated hosts a bienniel event to showcase high school students with exceptional talent in the Arts. For years, this event has been hosted at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In addition to providing the students an international stage for their performances, we have offered them mentoring and coaching by industry experts. We also typically host a summit for the parents/family of these young people to address finacial resources available and other topical issues to support their performer beyond high school.
|On April 25, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. EDT we invited parents and others to join in a frank conversation about surviving and thriving in the entertainment industry.
|Later that same day, we celebrated the talents and accomplishments of these young people with a live stream of their performances. Several industry experts were on hand to assess the performances.
2022 Arts Activities
The students you will see during our May 1, 2022 event "Reachiing for Success: Masterclass and Awards Presentation," are the six winners of the 2021 Great Expectations: Virtual Showcase Celebrating our Black Legends event. This year they offer new performances and they and you are invited to participate in a virual coaching sessions with international, national and loccal performers who are acknowledged leaders in their fields.
Additional activities include STEAM workshops for parents, mentoring workshops for performers, and workshops for young artists.