Thursday, December 30, 2010

Summer Arts Institute 2011


The 2011 Summer Arts Institute will take place from July 5 through July 29 at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens. The film studio will run an extra two weeks and close on August 12.

- The application and program information will be made available for download at this site during the first week of January. Click here to join the Summer Arts Institute mailing list and receive the 2011 program application when it becomes available.

-Application Deadline: All applications must be received by 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 18.

-Auditions will be held Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts.
-Summer Arts Institute is open to New York City Department of Education public school students entering grades 8 through 12 in Fall 2011. Only students currently enrolled in or planning to attend a New York City Department of Education public school for the 2011-12 school year may apply.
The Summer Arts Institute is a tuition-free, intensive, four-week arts program for New York City public school students entering grades 8-12, held at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School in Astoria, Queens.

Students major in dance, theater, vocal music, instrumental music, visual art, film or photography. The program is designed for students at an intermediate or advanced level of study in their chosen art form.

Summer Arts Institute offers a unique opportunity for students to work with master Department of Education arts specialists, partnering cultural organizations, and guest artists. The experienced staff of teachers and artists guides students in building a portfolio or audition skills for the next level of their studies: a specialized high school, college, university or conservatory.

Summer Arts Institute focuses on three areas:
- developing students' artistic skills and creativity;
- broadening students' awareness of the arts and;
- helping students recognize and explore career options in the art and arts-related industries.

This intensive summer arts experience connects students to community and cultural resources along with access to careers and lifelong learning in the arts.

The daily schedule includes morning studio work and afternoon experiences with professional artists, on-site and off. In the morning studios, students work at developing and improving their technical skills and creative expression in their selected art form. Afternoons are dedicated to rehearsals, attending professional performances, visiting professional arts venues and exploring potential careers. The Institute culminates with a student visual art and photography exhibit and live performance for families and the local community.

Students who complete the program in good standing are eligible to receive a ½ unit of credit that may be applied towards an elective arts credit or a Regents or local diploma-major sequence upon approval from their school.

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