Arts Council Announces Young Creatives Grantees
Scholarship opportunities available

The Arts Council is especially proud of our growing Young Creatives Program, which offers grants for our arts organization members to provide opportunities in the arts for students with financial need. Funded through the Arts Advancement Endowment Fund, awards are made to non-profit organizations in the greater Lansing region through a competitive process, in which applications are reviewed by a community advisory panel made up of qualified arts education professionals. 

We are proud to announce this year's recipients who will provide scholarships for youth ages 5-17 to attend arts-related classes and programs as follows.  If your child loves the arts and is eligible for a scholarship, make sure to contact the organization of your choice to inquire about the application process. 

Below is the list of area organizations who received grants and a description of their summer arts activities:  

Lansing Art Gallery will provide 20 seventy-five dollar scholarships to youth ages 7-12 to attend a one-week session of summer art camp, which provides visual arts experiences focusing on creativity, technique, critique, and vocabulary. These half-day camps take place between June 23 and August 7, 2014. Activities will take place at Lansing Art Gallery located at 119 N. Washington Square in downtown Lansing.      

The MSU Community Music School will award $1,500 in financial assistance to students with need, ages 5-17 years old, to attend one of CMS's six summer music camps between June 9 and August 8, 2014. All camps take place on the MSU campus, either at CMS or at the Music and Music Practice Buildings.               

REACH Studio Art Center will provide opportunities to paint, print, draw, sculpt, make costumes and puppets, and play with clay this summer. REACH will present 12 ($75 each) scholarships to Lansing-area youth ages 6-13 to attend 1/2 or full-day week-long art camps, which will take place between June 16 and August 21, 2014 at REACH in Lansing, Michigan.         

Wharton Center's Education Institute will present five partial scholarships to students ages 9-17 to attend a Broadway-themed camp, Take it from the Top, July 28 - August 1, 2014 at Wharton Center located in East Lansing, MI. The musical theatre workshops give participants the opportunity to explore music, dance, and theatre with Broadway professionals in a safe and fun environment. Participants learn the craft of musical theatre from basic to advanced skills. Students receive guidance from professional mentors, which builds their confidence.     

The Young Creatives program provides support, resources and access to arts education to underserved youth in the Lansing area and offers a growing resource guide for youth arts opportunities. We congratulate all of the award recipients and can't wait to learn all about the youth scholarships they award. For more information regarding the Young Creatives program, visit www.lansingarts.org