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Nantucket Arts Council Invites 2015 Scholarship Candidates

Nantucket Arts Council scholarship applications are open now for all year-round Nantucket residents who are students from middle school grades through graduation.  Graduating seniors who are majoring in the arts may apply now for college scholarships to continue their studies at an accredited university. Awards typically range up to $2,000. Applications are due by Friday, May 15. This year’s recipients will be announced around the time of public school graduation.

Youth awards for extended study are also available, for continuing year-round middle through high school students who are enrolling in summer, afternoon or evening extra-curricular programs in the arts. Applications are due by Monday, June 1.

Nantucket Arts Council supports study in the fields of music, dance, literature, drama and the visual arts, with awards being merit based and made after considering recommendations, interviews, and examples of a candidate’s work.

Nantucket Arts Council grants support study in the fields of music, dance, literature, drama, and the visual arts. Selections for scholarships will be made based on recommendations, interviews, and examples of a candidate’s work. Decisions are based on merit.

Applications for Nantucket Arts Council scholarships are available at nantucketartscouncil.org/program/scholarships.

Founded in 1973, Nantucket Arts Council is a non-profit organization that supports and encourages a collaborative community of the visual, performing and literary arts through education, grants, scholarships and events. Nantucket Arts Council recognizes and supports artists on Nantucket through community scholarships and funding programs and stages signature annual events such as the Downtown Celebrity Concerts, a Merit Award for leadership and achievement in the arts, and Nantucket Arts Festival. The council also provides grants and programming to ensure that Nantucket’s children are afforded the opportunity to get up close and personal with performers and artists and attend productions that might otherwise be unattainable because of our location. For more on Nantucket Arts Council, visit nantucketartscouncil.org or call the office at 508-325-8588.

For information: Bill Ferrall 508-228-8535 or Alexandra LaPaglia 508-325-8588

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