Emerging Artists Fund
The Diana Wortham Theatre
Y.E.S. Emerging Artists Fund Scholarship
The submission deadline for the 2017 scholarship has passed.
Diana Wortham Theatre is proud to support
young performers by providing scholarships for graduating high school
seniors pursuing a career in the performing arts. A limited number of
scholarships beginning at $1,000 each will be awarded to finalists. Submission deadline for 2017 scholarships was 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2017.
The Emerging Artists Fund is an outgrowth of the Y.E.S. (Youth Education Scholarship) Fund, which was created to make it possible for underserved students to attend Diana Wortham Theatre school programming. Scholarships, made possible by private donors, cover the cost of admission and are available to students on a free or reduced lunch program. The Y.E.S. program expanded in 2015 to cover artist workshops in local schools and the Emerging Artists Fund.Who can apply for the Emerging Artists Fund?
Any student graduating from high school in 2017 may apply. Applicants must currently be permanent residents of Buncombe County, must intend to pursue a career in the performing arts, and must receive a recommendation from a teacher, instructor, or mentor. If you have a question regarding eligibility, you may call 828-210-9837.How do I apply?
To apply for a scholarship, applicants must complete an application, create an audition video, and obtain a recommendation from a teacher or mentor. Applications for 2017 are now being reviewed. Submission deadline was 5:00 p.m. January 27, 2017. Submission of an application does not guarantee an award.
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For further information contact:
Diana Wortham Theatre
2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801