ADC Young Guns Adds ‘Artist-in-Residence Award’

By Erik Oster 

Young Guns Artist-in-Residence AwardADC Young Guns announced yesterday the addition of the “Artist-in Residence-Award” for Young Guns 12. ADC is launching the award with Levine/Leavitt, “a commercial artist management agency based in New York.”

Up to five Young Guns 12 winners will be invited to join a special Artist-in-Residence roster at Levine/Leavitt, with the stated goal of advancing the careers of young talent. Agents at Levine/Leavitt will be joined by an advisory board of creative industry professionals to “work closely with this group to guide them and help take their careers to the next level.”

“This is a very exciting time for the incoming class of Young Guns, said ADC director of education, Brendan Watson. “Representation by Levine/Leavitt, a top tier firm, will be life changing for these talented young creatives.”
Winners of the Artist-in-Residence award will be announced at the Young Guns 12 Awards Ceremony and Exhibition Party in October. Here’s what the advisory board looks like so far:
  • Menno Kluin, Chair of Young Guns 12 and Executive Creative Director of Deutsch Inc.
  • Rob Baird, Chief Creative Officer of Preacher
  • Dave Bett, Design Director at Columbia Records/Sony Music
  • Cliff Lewis, Executive Producer at Droga5
  • Photographer and filmmaker Danny Clinch
  • Jeff Levine and Liz Leavitt – co-founders of Levine/Leavitt
  • Sarah Maltais, Senior Agent at Levine/Leavitt