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Students will be requested to provide the following:


  • NAME: As it should appear in print

  • GRADE: Junior or Senior


  • PHONE: Best number for texts and phone calls

  • ADDRESS: Best snail mail address to receive information

  • HIGH SCHOOL: Even if the student is being nominated by an after school program, we want to know which high school the student attends. 


  • NAME: First and Last Names

  • EMAIL: Emails need to accept messages from outside of the school server 

You will have a minimum of 500 characters and a maximum of 1500 characters with spaces (approx. 300 words) to answer each prompt.


In your opinion, what does it mean to be an artist?

We are not interested in how others have defined what it means to be an artist. This question is designed to help you develop and explain YOUR PERSONAL UNDERSTANDING of what it means to be an artist.

PLUS, you need to answer TWO PROMPTS out of the five below. 


We are using these questions to learn about who you are as an artist. Your answers, included in your online application, will help us to best understand how you think and what you are trying to explore artistically.

YOUR WORK: Tell us about the pieces you submitted and why you think they reflect who you are as an artist. Why did you choose these pieces? What do you want people to see/feel/understand as a result of interacting with your work?

VISUAL ARTS STUDENTS: You will have an opportunity to share your Artistic Statement.

BEGINNINGS AND TURNING POINTS: How did you get started in your art form? And/or describe an experience you had that helped you to develop a passion for what you do. What was it about that experience that was impactful?

BREADTH AND DEPTH: Beyond your specialty, are you involved in other aspects of your art form? What else do you do in this art form? What do you want us to know about your involvement in this art form?

BEYOND YOUR ART FORM: Tell us about how your work in your art form has influenced the other artistic parts of your life.

THE FUTURE: Looking ahead, what do you want to do as an artist? Generally, what kind of impact do you want to have on the world? Specifically, what kind of work do you want to do in the future?

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