Several scholarships are offered to the youth & young adults of the county. The majority of the money raised during the year from memberships & fundraising goes toward these scholarships. For more information contact the following:
Eastern Illinois University Summer Camp Scholarships
For Dance, Dramatic Arts, Creative Writing or Visual Arts scholarship applications.
Art - Students (grades 8-12) must submit portfolios of their art work to be judged
High School Theatre Boot Camp - scholarships are awarded to high school students to attend the High School Theatre Boot Camp, sponsored by the EIU School of Continuing Education and the EIU Theatre Department.
Dance scholarships -- scholarships are awarded to attend dance workshop - Contact CCAC PRESIDENT email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Creative Writing Camp - Scholarships are awarded to students to attend Creative Writing Camp. Students must submit portfolios - Contact Daiva Markelis email@example.com
The Illinois Arts Council Agency is pleased to announce the release of Fiscal Year 2014 guidelines and application materials for Artstour & Live Music and the Ethnic and Folk Arts Master/Apprentice Program.
ARTSTOUR & LIVE MUSIC
Artstour & Live Music provides support to eligible Illinois not-for-profit organizations seeking to present Illinois performing artists, companies, or groups for performances, collaborations, or short residencies held in conjunction with performances. Grant requests for fiscal year 2014 are for activities occurring between January 15 and December 31, 2014.
Examples of programs:
This is an open deadline program. Applications will be accepted through June 1, 2014 and must be submitted at least 10 weeks before activities begin.
To access the Artstour & Live Music guidelines follow this link: http://www.arts.illinois.gov/grants-programs/ArtstourLiveMusic.
The electronic application will be available through the Illinois eGrant System on Friday, November 1, 2013.
For further information about Artstour & Live Music, contact Walter Buford, Director of Performing Arts and Partners in Excellence Programs, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 312-814-4992.
ETHNIC AND FOLK ARTS MASTER/APPRENTICE PROGRAM
The Master/Apprentice Program recognize the vital role of the master artist/apprentice relationship in the preservation of the state's cultural heritage. The Master/Apprentice Program helps communities preserve their own culture by providing an opportunity for master traditional artists to pass on their skills to a qualified apprentice in a time-honored method. Past awards have supported traditional or ethnic art forms as diverse as East Indian dance, split wood baskets, Chinese drum and bell music, fish net making, Ukrainian pysanky, and Illinois fiddle traditions.
Master artists are recognized within their communities as exemplary practitioners of their traditional or ethnic art forms. Apprentices applying to this program must have prior experience in the art form. The Master Apprentice award is a fixed amount of $3,000, and is awarded to the master artist.
To access the Master/Apprentice Program guidelines and application materials follow this link: http://www.arts.illinois.gov/MAP.
Three webinars have been scheduled to assist applicants interested in applying to the Master/Apprentice Program. The webinar dates and registration links are listed below:
For further information about the Master/Apprentice Program, please contact Susan Dickson, Director of Ethnic & Folk Arts, Literature & Presenters Programs, by email: email@example.com or by phone: 312-814-6740.
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