YoungArts Foundation Invites Applications for 2016 Young Artists Prize

13 Jun

The National YoungArts Foundation provides emerging artists (ages 15-18 or grades 10-12) with opportunities to work with renowned mentors, access to significant scholarships, national recognition, and other opportunities  to help ensure that the nation’s most outstanding young artists are encouraged to pursue a career in the arts.

To that end, YoungArts is accepting applications for its 2016 cycle. Support is offered in ten artistic disciplines: cinematic arts, dance, design, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing.

To date, YoungArts has honored more than 17,000 young artists with over $6 million in monetary awards; facilitated in excess of $150 million in college scholarship opportunities; and enabled its participants to work with master teachers who are among the most distinguished artists in the world, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jacques d’Amboise, Plácido Domingo, Bill T. Jones, Quincy Jones, and Martin Scorsese. In addition, YoungArts serves as the exclusive nominating agency for the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, the country’s highest honor for young artists.

The program selects up to seven hundred winners per year from students across the country.  Winners will receive grants of up to $10,000 each and have the opportunity to attend YoungArts programs, and partake in workshops, interdisciplinary activities, performances, and master classes with internationally renowned artists.

Application materials must be received no later than October 16, 2015. Applicants will receive notification of their status via email by no later than the end of November and written confirmation by the end of December.

Applicants must be citizens or legal residents of the United States or  its territories, and be between the ages of 15 and 18 on December 1, 2015, or in grades 10-12. International students who are studying in the U.S. on a student visa are eligible to apply.  YoungArts reserves the right to extend eligibility on a case-by-case basis, provided the applicant’s nineteenth birthday falls within ninety days before or after the designated guidelines.

Visit the YoungArts Foundation for complete program guidelines and application instructions.


Deadline: October 16, 2015

Award: Up to $10,000 and participation in the YoungArts Programs

Eligibility:  Must be between 15-18 years old on December 1, 2015 or in grades 10-12.  International students on a student visa are eligible to apply.

Previous winners are not eligible.

Acceptable disciplines are: Cinematic Arts, Dance, Design Arts, Jazz, Music, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts, Voice, and Writing.  Applicants can apply for more than one discipline.

$35 application fee (non-refundable)


Bernard B. Jacobs Internship Program

21 May

The Bernard B. Jacobs Internship Program at New Dramatists offers a unique opportunity to learn the “ins and outs” of a professional, non-profit arts organization in New York City. As essential members of the New Dramatists team, the interns provide administrative, maintenance, clerical, and creative support, alongside our dedicated staff, in service to our resident playwrights.

Internships are available for undergraduate or graduate study at post secondary institutions.  Ideal for those studying play-writing, arts administration, directing, and stage management.

Internships are full and part-time and include a stipend.

Examples of potential projects  and tasks interns may perform are:

  • Stage manage readings for writers and alumni—from one-to-two day readings to extended, week-long work sessions;
  • Welcoming artists, VIP’s, and the general public to New Dramatists, provide information about our library and resident writers’ work;
  • Assist staff as needed with the admissions process;
  •  Provide administrative assistance to the casting department;
  • Support the extended retreat processes in the fall (PlayTime) and spring (Composer-Librettist Studio);
  •  Work with development staff on special events, research, mailings, and processing donations, including: annual appeal to donors and the Nocturnal Commissions event (fall); help plan and coordinate Annual Spring Luncheon (spring); and assist with annual report preparation (summer);
  • Assist in writing and editing monthly bulletins;
  • Take and distribute notes for staff meetings; and
  • Support the annual audit process

Applications deadlines for the 2015-2016 season are as follows:

Fall: July 10, 2015;  Spring: October 16, 2015;  Summer: March 11, 2016.  

See website for full details.

Good Luck!

If you need assistance with finding a scholarship or grant for you or your organization contact:

LaWanda at 586.697.0119 (9 a.m -8 p.m EST)


National Museum of Women in the Arts Internships

19 May

The idea for the National Museum of Women in the Arts grew from a simple, obvious, but rarely asked question:  Where are all the women artists?

The following unpaid internships are available for Fall 2015.

  • Development Events Internship
  • Director’s Office Internship
  • Educational & Digital Engagement Internship
  • Finance Internship
  • Fundraising Data Management Internship
  • Library and Research Center Internship
  • Membership Internship
  • Publications & Communications/Marketing Internship

Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average and may apply for up to three internships per season.The application deadline in June 15 and must be submitted via the online form.  Visit the NMWA website for more information:

Summer is Just Around the Corner!

13 May

Nobody knows that better than the kids who are counting down the days until the last school bell.  Here’s a word of advice to those returning to school in September as high school seniors with plans for college.

  • Start researching scholarships now for your college freshman year. Some programs may take up to a year before they make a final determination.
  • Carefully read the eligibility requirements and application instructions CAREFULLY. For example, residency status may have to be met for some scholarships if you plan to attend school out of state.
  • Many scholarships require that their applicants have a volunteer record or support a worthy cause. There are even scholarships for young people ambitious enough to start their own business.

Keep in mind that scholarships can be based on financial need, academic scores, honors, ethnicity, physical attributes or disabilities, or organizational affiliations, such as military service.

Remember to keep a record of your volunteer and community service time, also any clubs or Society’s where you are an active member.

Good Luck!

BEA National Scholarships in Broadcasting & Electronic Media 2016 -2017

6 May

The Broadcast Education Association is the premiere international academic media organization, driving insights, excellence in media production, and career advancement for educators, students, and professionals. BEA administers scholarships annually, to honor broadcasters and the entire electronic media profession. The BEA Founders Awards are for students enrolled in a BEA 2-Year/Small College member institution or graduates of these programs now enrolled in a BEA 4-Year Institution. All other scholarships are awarded to juniors, seniors and graduate students at BEA Member institutions.

Several awards are available for the 2016 -2017 academic year ranging from $5,000 to 1,500.

Visit their website for more information.

Scholarship Summary:

Several BEA scholarships are available for Full-time degree work.

Scholarships must be used exclusively for tuition, student fees, university bookstore course purchases, dormitory and related items eligible to be charged to a student’s official campus account.

The applicant should be able to show substantial evidence of superior academic performance and potential to be an outstanding electronic media professional.

To verify if your campus is a member or call (202) 602-0587.

Deadline: October 13, 2015

For help finding a scholarship or grant for you or your organization contact:

LaWanda 9am – 8pm(EST)

Phoenix Society for Burn Victims Accepting Applications for 2015-16 Phoenix Education Grant

29 Apr

The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors is the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to using peer support, education, and advocacy to empower those affected by a burn injury. For more than thirty-five years the society has partnered with survivors, families, healthcare professionals, burn centers, and the fire industry to support recovery, improve the quality of burn care, and prevent burn injury.

The society is accepting applications for its 2015-16 Phoenix Education Grant program. Through the annual program, the society provides scholarships of up to $4,000 to burn survivors who are attending college or a technical school.

To be eligible, applicants must be a burn survivor; a high school graduate currently enrolled in a college, university, or trade school; and able to demonstrate academic achievement (as shown by grades and scores on standardized tests) or ability in a trade or craft.

For complete program guidelines, information about past recipients, and application instructions, visit the Phoenix Society website.

For help with finding scholarships and grants for you or your organization contact: LaWanda at 586.697.0119 or

Fleishhacker Foundation Invites Applications From Bay Area Arts Organizations

2 Apr

The Fleishhacker Foundation is accepting applications from arts organizations residing and offering programming in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Through its Small Arts Grants program, the foundation will award grants of up to $10,000 in support of programs in a range of disciplines, including dance, film and media arts, interdisciplinary arts, music, theater, and visual arts. Grants may be used for artists’ fees for creative time; production costs for performances or films; exhibition/installation costs for visual, media, or interdisciplinary arts; and/or projects that aid the organization’s overall artistic development.

Organizations with annual budgets between $100,000 and $750,000 that are based in and offer programming in the greater San Francisco Bay Area are eligible to apply.

See the Fleishhacker Foundation website for program guidelines and application instructions.

Grant Summary:

Deadline: July 15, 2015

Award: $1,000 to $10,000

Purpose: Support of artistic efforts in dance, visual, film and media arts, interdisciplinary arts, music, and theater. Covers artists’ fees for creative time, production costs, exhibitions and more.

George Adams

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