The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) – currently celebrating its 30th anniversary – will begin taking applications for the 2017 GSA Summer Program on November 15.
During the annual Summer Program, over 200 of Kentucky’s most talented and creative high school students are invited to grow and learn together for three weeks on the campus of Centre College.
Once accepted to the program, students receive in-depth instruction in one of nine artistic disciplines: architecture + design, creative writing, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theatre, new media, visual art, and vocal music.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Residents of Kentucky who are sophomores or juniors in a Kentucky high school or home school at the time of applying. Students attending conservatories outside of the state may be considered, but the parents still must be residents of Kentucky.
The honor of experiencing GSA includes:
- Attending the program for FREE (all students receive a full scholarship for tuition, room and board)
- Opportunities to learn in a supportive community of distinguished master-teachers
- College preparation, career counseling, and the chance to meet college representatives during an exclusive GSA college fair
- Arts-related community service opportunities
- The excitement of performing/exhibiting at the Student Performance Festival at the conclusion of the program
- Serious fun!
Students are immersed in a rigorous schedule of daily seminars, master classes, lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips. While each student specializes in one art form, all students participate in structured, interdisciplinary arts experiences designed to familiarize them with the joys and challenges of specialties other than their own.
Upon completion of the summer program, students become part of the ever-growing GSA alumni network, gaining a variety of opportunities such as access to scholarships and additional funding through the Toyota Alumni Fund.