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Texas Commission Seeks Young Masters: Grant Program Could Give $5000 to 8th Grade Art Stars

2008 Young Masters with Leslie Blanton, Anita Perry, and Billye Proctor Shaw.

The Texas Commission the Arts is looking for promising young Texas artists for its Young Masters grant program. Students of all artistic disciplines who are in 8th-11th grade compete for the title of Young Master and grants of up to $2500 per year for two years to further their studies in their chosen arts discipline.

The grants, which are not a college scholarship, have been used by past Young Masters to attend summer programs at Juilliard, Interlochen, Alvin Ailey, Joffrey School of Ballet, LINES Contemporary Dance, Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference, Digital Media Academy, California State Summer School for the Arts, Tanglewood, Perlman Music Program, Aspen Music Festival, California Broadway Theater Project, School of the Arts Institute of Chicago, Rhode Island School of Design, and Maryland Institute College of Art.

So pry your favorite teen artist away from his or her electronic umbilical cord – the snail mail postmark deadline for applications is November 15, and remember “No juggling, unicycles, entertainers, magicians, drill team, cheerleading, competitive dance, or baton twirling!”

also by Bill Davenport
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