Released: September 1, 2010
Lincoln, Neb. ?- The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts is seeking applications for the 14th annual Nebraska Young Artist Awards.
The Nebraska Young Artist Awards annually recognize 11th grade students from Nebraska who are gifted and talented in the areas of visual art, dance, music, theatre, and film and new media. These students exemplify the pinnacles of creativity in one of the fine and performing arts.
To be recognized, students must submit an application, a letter of recommendation from a teacher or private instructor, and submit a sample of their work. Full instructions and the application are available on our Young Artist Award web-page, by calling Kathe Andersen at (402) 472-9355, or by e-mailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must be postmarked by Friday, December 10, 2010.
The applications will be judged by UNL Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts faculty, and the winning students will be invited to a special day of recognition on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Honored students will take tours of the arts facilities, attend classes, meet faculty and college students, and have lunch. Their parents will also be invited, and they will also take tours, as well as receive information on careers in the arts and college curriculum. The day will conclude with an awards ceremony at Sheldon Museum of Art.
Students selected to participate in the Nebraska Young Artist Awards will also be asked to nominate the teacher who provided them with the greatest amount of mentoring and support in the development of their special talents.