Welcome to the Spotlight Academy!
Designed for young artists, parents and educators, the Spotlight Academy is comprised of numerous episodes that focus on subjects related to applying for the Spotlight program as well as advice for anyone considering a career in the arts, both on- or offstage. The videos provide a deep dive into the program’s seven categories and discuss curated topics featuring alumni and experts in the field.
Spotlight Academy Webisodes
- Audition Video Dos and Don'ts
- Career in the Arts
- Financial Aid for College
- College for Music Students
- Tips on Building Confidence
- Fitting In and Standing Out
- Five Tips for Teens to Make Networking Fun!
- Youth America Grand Prix: The world's largest student ballet competition
- En Avant Foundation: A foundation in New York for specialized ballet coaching with master teachers
- Prix de Lausanne: International competition for young dancers
- USA International Ballet Competition: Dance competition held every 4 years
- The Joffrey Academy of Dance
- Boston Ballet School
- Houston Ballet Academy
- The Rock School for Dance Pre-Professional Training Programs
- School of American Ballet Winter & Summer Programs
- Pacfic Northwest Ballet Summer Auditions
- American Ballet Theatre Summer Programs
- San Francisco Ballet School & Education Programs
- Washington Ballet Summer Programs
- Classical Singer: Online/print publication for classical singers
- LA Opera: Opportunities to sing on stage
- Majoring In Music: Helps guide students through majoring, choosing and participating in music schools
- Grammy in the Schools: Programs for students
Applying to College
- CSSSA Foundation: Bridge to College highlights options and opportunities for students as they consider college and careers.
- College Circuit: Guiding high school students and their parents through the complex process of college admissions
- GetAcceptd: Everything you need to apply to competitions and schools
- Unified Audition Schedule
- Affordable Colleges Online: Find top online colleges and universities with quality degree programs in multiple arts disciplines.
- Art Schools Guide: Find an arts school near you
- Young Arts Foundation: Identifies and supports the next generation of artists with scholarships and development
- Scholastic Art and Writing Awards: Scholarships for creative young artists and writers.
- Coca Cola Scholarships: Achievement-based scholarships awarded to graduating high school seniors each year.
- Art Program Scholarships: Painting, photography, design and illustration, as well as culinary, musical or literary artistic forms.
- Financial Resources for Musicians: Financial Resources for Future Musicians: Scholarships, Tips and Money Management Secrets
- CTG Emerging Artists: Center Theatre Group opportunities for students
- College to Career Acting: Comprehensive approach to acting career from high school beyond
- Backstage: Resource for actors
- Master Talent Teachers: Great articles and interviews
- Amy Jo Berman: Inspiration and great discussions
- California State Summer School for the Arts : A four week summer program for talented high school students in California.
- Aspen Music Festival: The premier classical music festival, presenting more than 300 musical events during its eight-week summer season
Blogs and other great sites
- WriteGirl: WriteGirl is a creative writing and mentoring organization that promotes creativity, critical thinking and leadership skills to empower teen girls.
- Artzray: On-line talent community of young artists who want to explore professional and creative opportunities in the arts.
- New York's Theatre History: Broadway: Fun stuff about Broadway
Wet Canvas: Online Visual Arts Community
- Internet Public Library: Extensive online resources for Performing and Visual Arts
- LIFE photo archive hosted by Google: Photographs from the LIFE Magazine archives, hosted by Google
- Arts Journal: Daily arts news online from more than 100 publications
- Otis College of Art and Design: Art School and Summer Program
- California College of the Arts: Pre college summer scholarships
- Art Center College of Design: Saturday High and Summer Program
- Resources and Tools for Art Students: Education and Skill Development
- Ultimate Guide to Art Careers: Career paths in the arts