For everyone applying to college for the performing or visual arts, it probably seems like you’ve been working on it forever. Your college search most likely began over a year ago, and the process of building your resume and portfolio began even earlier. You’ve put in the work at summer intensives, camps, and festivals and you’ve spent countless hours perfecting and rehearsing your craft. You have every right to be exhausted and burnt out on the entire college application process. Read more
We received hundreds of applications for our Get Showcasd performing arts scholarship. We met dancers, actors, singers, and poets; pianists, violinists, murambaists, trumpetists, and cellists. You submitted everything from essays and personal statements, to poems, original compositions, choreography, performance videos, and images. We received submissions from 40 of the 50 states and 13 different countries. We want to not only announce the winners, but share some of the applicants’ passion by showcasing some of our favorite responses. Read more
The price of going to college has been increasing steadily for the past 50 years. In fact, for the 2012-2013 school year, the average price of a public four-year university in the US was $24,385 per year (CollegeBoard Advocacy and Policy Center)! And don’t get us started on the price of private performing arts schools and conservatories. Between room and board, activity fees, tuition, college application fees, books and travel, when you’re funding your performing arts dreams, the numbers can be pretty staggering.
We want to help you be prepared to not only follow your dreams but also fund them.