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2016 Art Moves Des Plaines

The Des Plaines Arts Council (DPAC) will be announcing the next call for artists to submit applications for temporary display of public art in Des Plaines in a few weeks. Artworks will be displayed in a store front located in downtown Des Plaines.

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2017 Des Plaines Arts Council Scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Des Plaines Arts Council Youth Scholarship Program. All applications must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2017. Students who have been awarded a scholarship will be notified on or around May 1, 2017. For further information contact Donna Catlett at (847)296-1409 or Linda Traina at (847)341-4146. Thank you for your interest!

About the Des Plaines Arts Council Youth Scholarship Program

The Arts Council will be awarding scholarships in two categories. Students currently in grades 4 through 8 are eligible for a maximum of $500, while students in grades 9 through 12 are eligible for a maximum of $1000.

Since 1998 the Des Plaines Arts Council has awarded a total of approximately $60,000 in scholarships to eligible youth. These scholarships are to be used to pursue advanced study in the fine, performing or literary arts.  Eligible programs include, but are not limited to, private lessons or classes and summer music, speech, drama and visual art camps.  For high school seniors scholarships can be applied towards freshman college or specialty school tuition for any artistic major. Applicants must have a Des Plaines mailing address.

Guidelines for 2017 Des Plaines Arts Council Scholarships

Download the PDF Application here

Eligibility

  • All students applying must have a Des Plaines postal address
  • Students who have been awarded a scholarship will not be eligible two consecutive years
  • Applications will be judged in two age categories:
    • 4th through the 8th grade – up to $500
    • 9th through the 12th grade – up to $1,000
  • Scholarships are to be used for tuition to study the fine, performing or literary arts. Eligible programs include, but are not limited to, freshman college tuition, specialized training, private lessons, summer camps or special programs in any facet of the fine, performing or literary arts.
  • Scholarships must be used no later than December 31, 2017

Application

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Final selection will be made by the Des Plaines Arts Council Scholarship Committee. Selection is NOT based on financial need.
  • All scholarships are awarded on the basis of the original information submitted, see reverse side of application for details.
  • Any changes in plans after the original application is accepted may make the student ineligible.
  • All applications must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2017.

Process

An application can be picked up at the Leisure Center, Prairie Lakes, the Des Plaines Mayor’s Office and at the Library.  Printed applications are also available through the fine arts and career counseling departments of local schools, from private fine arts teachers.

Online applications are available at DPArtsCouncil.org.  Applications must be postmarked by March 31.  Call Linda Traina at (847)341-4146 or Donna Catlett at (847)274-1256 with any questions, or to have an application mailed to you. All chosen recipients will be notified on or about May 1, 2017.

Completed scholarship applications should be sent to:

Des Plaines Arts Council

AttN: Scholarships
1755 S. Wolf Road
Des Plaines, IL 60018

OR

Download, complete, and email the completed application with attachments to scholarships@dpartscouncil.org.

Remember: Applications will not be considered if any portion of the application is missing.


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