Thursday, April 01, 2010

2010 Horizon Stage Artstrek Scholarship

What is Artstrek?
Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, Artstrek is a theatre school like no other: a residential summer theatre program for teens that has been running since 1959. The program, which takes place each summer on the campus of Red Deer College, is about the exploration of theatre and the components of theatre production rather than getting a show on stage. Over the course of a week, participants explore acting, voice, movement, and directing with some of Alberta's finest theatre professionals. This year students will be unleashing their imaginations in the world of Jonathan Christenson’s Sterling award-winning Frankenstein.

Artstrek is not a talent-based program. It is for students who are enthusiastic about theatre and who will be focused on the fun of learning and exploring with their instructors and with other Artstrek participants.

When is Artstrek & Who can attend?
Theatre Exploration I runs July 4 - 10. It is for 13 - 15 year olds who have completed grade 7.
Theatre Exploration II runs July 11 - 18. It is for 16 - 18 year olds who have completed grade 10.

Do I qualify for a Horizon Stage scholarship?
If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, and have completed grade 7 or higher at a school in Spruce Grove, Stony Plain or Parkland County, you may apply for this scholarship. It can be used for either Theatre Exploration I or Theatre Exploration II. Horizon Stage offers one $400 scholarship.

How do I apply?
FIRST—Register for Artstrek through Theatre Alberta. Download your Artstrek Application form from On PAGE 10 of the application form mark “YES” to say that you are receiving funding from an organization in your community. Fill in Horizon Stage’s address and the scholarship information as listed below.
Submit your Artstrek registration and your registration fee, minus $400, to:
Theatre Alberta
3rd Floor, 11759 Groat Road
Edmonton, AB
T5M 3K6
Phone: 780-422-8162
Fax: 780-422-2663 Attn. Theatre Alberta

SECOND—Submit a scholarship application letter to Horizon Stage. Your application letter must detail your experience in theatre studies and productions, your plans for future involvement in theatre, and how attending Artstrek will help you accomplish your goals. Factors such as academic excellence and financial need will be taken into account. Letters of reference are a part of the Artstrek application process, but they do not need to be sent to Horizon Stage.
Submit your Horizon Stage Scholarship letter to:
Horizon Stage Scholarship
Attn: Kerri Gibson Loranger
315 Jespersen Ave
Spruce Grove, AB, T7X 3E8
Phone: 780-962-8995
Fax: 780-962-0616

Once the Scholarship winner is chosen Horizon Stage will submit a cheque for $400 to Theatre Alberta on their behalf. Anyone who has applied for the scholarship but is not chosen must then pay Theatre Alberta the remainder of their application fee.If you have already applied for Artstrek, and paid the full registration fee, you may still apply for this scholarship. If that is the case Horizon Stage will reimburse the winner $400 directly instead of Theatre Alberta.

Artstrek starts taking registrations on April 1, 2010, and they fill up early, so get your application to Theatre Alberta as soon aspossible. Only applicants who have successfully registered for Artstrek (not on the waiting list) will be considered for the Horizon Stage Scholarship. All application letters for the Horizon Stage scholarship must be received by May 7, 2010.

This Artstrek Scholarship is funded by the Horizon Stage Theatre Advisory Board.

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