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'Hamilton' musical creator and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda has been named one of the mentors of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative 2020-2021. (Shutterstock/File)
Swiss watchmaker Rolex has unveiled the mentoring pairs for its international philanthropic program, Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative 2020-2021.
The names were announced during the Rolex Arts Weekend from Feb. 8 to 9 at Baxter Theatre Centre in Cape Town, South Africa.
For the latest edition, the philanthropic program highlights four disciplines, namely film, theater, visual arts and open category.
Filmmaker Spike Lee, director Phyllida Lloyd, artist Carrie Mae Weems and Hamilton musical creator Lin-Manuel Miranda have been named as the mentors. They are scheduled to spend two years with selected protégés to exchange ideas and knowledge.
The protégés who will join the program are filmmaker Kyle Bell, who will work with Lee, director Whitney White will be paired with Lloyd and filmmaker-visual artist Camila Rodriguez Triana will team up with Weems. The young artist who will work with Miranda will be announced in early March.
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“The four new mentors who join the initiative’s community of creative greats have broken new ground in their respective fields,” said Rebecca Irvin, program director of Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, in an official statement. “We look forward to the impact they will have on their protégés, as they pass on their devotion to their art in this cross-generational exchange.”
Established in 2002, Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative searches for talented young artists worldwide and pairs them with experts in different disciplines. The program has brought together a total of 54 mentors and young artists.
For their 2018-2019 edition, the philanthropic program featured four different fields, which were music, architecture, dance and literature. Among the mentors who participated in the program were Indian composer Zakir Hussain and Canadian dancer Crystal Pite. (wir/wng)
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