Calling All High School Artists

YoloArts is calling all Yolo County high school artists for the 31st session of the California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA). CSSSA offers a rigorous pre-professional training program in the visual and performing arts of dance,music and theater, creative writing, animation, and film for talented artists of high school age. Each summer only 500 students are selected from a statewide competitive admissions process.

Through the years, Yolo County has been well represented at CSSSA with high school art scholars. Past student participants have commented on this summer school experience in the development of a personal style and gaining confidence in artistic expression.

CSSSA provides a training ground for future artists who wish to pursue careers in the arts and entertainment industries in California and was created by the California Legislature in 1987 as a state agency funded through a unique public-private partnership. Its purpose is to provide a training ground for future artists who wish to pursue careers in the arts and entertainment industries in California.

The 31st session will run from July 8 through August 4 at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Valencia, an accredited degree-granting institution of higher learning established by Walt Disney in 1961. Students completing the four-week program are named California Arts Scholars. Financial aid is offered for applicants and nearly forty percent of students attending have had tuition fees paid all or in part by the CSSSA Foundation.
The on-line application at www.csssa.org must be completed by February 28.
YoloArts works with the CSSSA to promote the arts scholar program and hosts an annual recognition event for the students selected to participate in the program.

For more information contact Jenna Hans, arts education coordinator at jhans@yoloarts.org.