I have an affinity for the arts and I enjoy working with the artists I admire, and I have a long history of being a social butterfly.
So when I was recently introduced to a scholarship program offered by the U.S. government, I knew I had to apply.
I’ve been reading about scholarship in general and the U of T scholarship in particular, and in particular I’ve discovered the following scholarship programs.
I think the reason that I was intrigued was that they are all based on the same basic concept: the art and literature are important, and if you have the right tools, you can make them meaningful.
The program I chose is called the Art of Scholarship and is run by a team of artists, writers, academics and researchers.
They’ve partnered with a U.K. agency, Arts and Culture, to create the program and hope to launch it in 2018.
I wanted to talk about why I chose them.
Arts and Cultural is the brainchild of a team at Arts & Culture, led by Paul Houghton, a former executive at the British Broadcasting Corporation.
The agency, whose name comes from the number of letters in the acronym BABC, has the mission of inspiring young people to explore the world around them and inspire the next generation of creative artists.
Its goal is to help young people reach their potential through a wide range of art, including photography, film, graphic design, theatre, and design.
“The arts are essential to the creative life,” says Houghtons.
“They are the gateway to creativity.
They are the lifeblood of a society, the creative power of the nation.”
The agency has partnered with the U-T to create a scholarship, which is expected to launch in 2018, that will offer up to six scholarships to students who are pursuing the arts.
For the most part, the scholarships are designed for artists of all levels.
For a beginner or someone with limited resources, there are two scholarships.
For artists who have already received a degree, there is a second scholarship, and for artists with a degree but little experience or who are still in school, there’s a third scholarship.
“There are a lot of ways to go through the application process,” says Paul.
“You have to think carefully about who you are and how you plan on getting a scholarship.
I hope that this will help you think through who you’re applying to, and that the scholarship you receive is what you’re looking for.
I’m also looking for students who want to pursue a lifelong interest in the arts, and the way they get there is by applying for scholarships.”
To get the right scholarship, the program’s members are required to attend two interviews at Arts and Communication and a two-week residency at the U, and they also have to submit a cover letter, resume, two essays, a portfolio of work and a list of their personal and professional interests.
Artists are encouraged to submit as much work as they can, but a minimum of 30 per cent of the artists selected will be chosen.
There’s also a requirement that students must take the Artistic Excellence and Achievement Test, which involves a quiz and a set of questions.
They can’t be given an A or an F, and some students have scored well but failed to pass.
Arts & Cultural has also partnered with U of C, Toronto, University of Ottawa and the University of Waterloo to run a series of seminars.
Each of these programs has a focus on different areas of the arts: photography, graphic arts, theatre and dance, music, photography, writing and communication.
“If you want to be a writer, you need to have some background in that field,” says Artistic Education Director, and former Arts & Content manager, Peter Kowalski.
“For visual artists, we have a very specific focus on painting.
We have a program that’s for artists who are interested in painting and drawing and painting, and a program for artists that are interested with a certain language or with a particular medium, so they’re also interested in different kinds of media.”
Students are also required to complete a portfolio.
“We really wanted to make sure that we were taking advantage of the different perspectives that students have and we were able to do that through these workshops,” says Kowalskis.
“It really shows the breadth of their expertise, the breadth and depth of their knowledge.”
For students in the creative arts, the most important thing to look out for is the quality of the work they do.
“Artists need to be very creative, and we have these different types of work that’s very difficult to get,” says Arts & Communication Director, Sarah Bieler.
“Some of these people can’t draw.
Some of them can’t paint.
But most of them have the ability to do the work that we are looking for.”
For example, one of the most common types of art is photography, and Kowalyk