FISM and IMX announced a joint initiative that will further promote and encourage the development of youth in magic.
IMX will host the 2012 International Youth Magic Championships, officially recognised by FISM, that will welcome the world’s best young performers – under the age of 21 – as they compete for top honours. The event forms part of special focus on youth development and aims to actively encourage the next generation of young magicians – providing the support and inspiration needed to take their magic to an international FISM standard of performance.
The International Youth Magic Championships forms part of a broader training and development initiative at IMX that takes place from the 21 – 23 May 2012 in Las Vegas. The International Youth Magic Championships is there to actively encourage magic’s shining future stars. Competitors and IMX youth delegates alike will benefit from specialised workshops, lectures and coaching from some of magic’s finest instructors – and be guided in making their mark at the next FISM continental events.
On signing the agreement, Eric Eswin, International President of FISM, said: “FISM is proud to be actively encouraging the development of youth in magic with IMX. This exciting project not only introduces FISM to the next generation of performers, but provides much needed support and training for those young magicians with aspirations of one day making the World Championships of Magic. It is an ideal way to help both FISM and IMX continue to grow the art of magic.”
Craig Mitchell, director of IMX, is excited about the possibilities: “IMX provides a fantastic new international platform for young magicians to develop and elevate the art of magic. The recognition by FISM not only underlines this success but paves the way for our future stars to be a part of something truly unique …”
Further details can be found online at www.imxlasvegas.com