The Dick Smith young Artists Grant program is for high school juniors and seniors who are serious about developing their artistic talents. Any junior or senior who resides in Livingston County is eligible to apply for up to $500 to pursue a special extra-curricular opportunity in his or her artistic discipline. A panel of artists and art teachers selects the awardees. Livingston Arts awards grants once a year for opportunities in creative writing, dance, music, theatre, or visual arts (including film, video and computer art.)
The application deadline is the first Thursday in May 4 p.m..
Selection criteria are”
a.) artistic excellence of the student’s work,
b.) artistic excellence of the student’s work,
c.) student’s preparation in the discipline, and
d.) good academic standing. There are no need based awards.
Since June 1998, the arts council has awarded grants to young artists from tall over Livingston County. These grants have enabled them to take advantage of artistic opportunities at SUNY Geneseo, SUNY Fredonia, Eastman School of Music, Hochstein Music School, NEw York STate Summer School of the ARts, Writers & Books, Visual Studies Workshop, Alfred University, the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Syracuse University, RIT, Nazareth College, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.