Posted in GAP News, Mississippi Art News

ArtsEdge: Prized Possessions

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, this week’s featured lesson from ArtsEdge, the Kennedy Center’s educational media site, explores connections between Lewis and Clark with 5th grade Mississippi Social Studies objectives. This lesson was presented to GPSD 5th graders on Tuesday, October 18th and they loved it. Visit the lesson online or download the handouts by clicking on the links below!

Posted in GAP News, Mississippi Art News

Scholastic Art Awards

Established in 1923 by M.R. Robinson, who also founded Scholastic, Inc., The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is open to students in grades 7-12, recognizing outstanding achievement in the arts. The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Inc. is the non-profit organization that administers the event. Located in New York City, the Alliance oversees all national judging. Read more after the jump! Continue reading “Scholastic Art Awards”

Posted in GAP News, Grant Opportunities, Mississippi Art News

2012 YoungArts National Program Application

Know an artistically excellent high school seniors (2011-2012 school year) or recent graduates who will be 17 or 18 years old on December 1, 2011?

The 2012 YoungArts National Program Application is now open to students in the visual, literary and performing arts. High school juniors of any age are not eligible. Winners who have attended YoungArts Week in Miami are NOT eligible. Honorable Mention or Merit Award winners from years past are eligible to re-apply for YoungArts 2012 provided they meet all other requirements.

Click here for specific discipline requirements.

Students may apply in one or more categories including all nine disciplines. An application fee ($25 early/$35 regular) is required for each discipline/category. Ask our programs team ( about how you may qualify for fee waiver.

Winning students are eligible to receive:

  • Exclusive Presidential Scholars in the Arts nominations
  • $500,000 in total awards
  • $10,000 YoungArts Gold Awards, $5,000 YoungArts Silver Awards
  • All-expense-paid trip to Miami for YoungArts Week National Finals (January 8-15, 2012)
  • Master classes with world-renowned artists
  • A rich network of professional contacts, job postings, and career development opportunities

Registration qualifies you for our scholarship list service and access to over $3 million in scholarship opportunities to universities and colleges

For more information, contact our National Programs office at

Read more about the program and application at Blog | YoungArts.