To apply for financial aid, you must complete and submit the following by April 15th.
- The online financial aid application.
- A copy of your most recent tax return(s) or W2 form(s).
- A resume of any and all theatre and film experience from educational to professional.
- One reference letter from a teacher or professional artist who is familiar with your work (should speak of past experiences or achievements as well as potential for further growth).
- A video/portfolio submission (outlined below).
You must submit your video/portfolio as well as the online application.
Portfolio Submissions — Mail to St. Stephen’s Episcopal School; Attn. Texas Arts Project; 6500 St. Stephen’s Drive; Austin, TX 78746.
Video Submissions — Upload to youtube and email the link to email@example.com
TAP JUNIOR Include one or more of the following, with each portion under two minutes in length (1) A dance combination from a recital (2) A floor combination typically done in one of your dance classes (3) An acting monologue from a play or musical (4) A song performance from musical theatre literature. Use an accompaniment tape or a live accompanist. A capella is strongly discouraged.
TAP SENIOR & ADVANCED ACTING MAJORS Present two contrasting monologues, each between one and two minutes in length. Selected pieces should reflect differing characters and/or styles in order to demonstrate the range of talent. Your monologue selections should be characters from published plays. We are looking for evidence of a true understanding of both the character and full context of the monologue. We are looking for naturalness and honesty. Please, no costumes or clips from previous performances.
TAP SENIOR & ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATRE MAJORS Include two of the following three options: (1) two contrasting songs from musical theatre literature. Be sure one song is up-tempo and the other is a ballad. Additionally, one must have been written before 1965, and the other after 1965. Songs must be performed with a piano accompanist or an accompaniment tape. No a capella. We are looking for natural and honest performers. Please, no costume and no clips from previous performances. (2) One contemporary monologue between one and two minutes in length. Your monologue selections should be characters from published plays. We are looking for evidence of a true understanding of both the character and full context of the monologue. We are looking for naturalness and honesty. Please, no costumes or clips from previous performances. (3) Either a one-minute floor combination of any dance style or a recently taped solo, no more than two minutes in length.
FILMMAKING MAJORS Include one of the following (1) A compete film project under 5 minutes in length (2) A treatment for a film idea. A treatment is a “written pitch” for a project. The treatment should be 1 – 5 pages typed in prose form.
How Financial Aid Works
Financial Aid is awarded without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnic origin, religion, sex, disability or sexual orientation.
The total amount of Financial Aid as well as the distribution of financial aid will be based upon determination of financial need and of potential talent determined by application, interview and/or audition as identified by the Director of the Texas Arts Project consistent with the projected availability of funds.
The cost of tuition does not include transportation to and from the camp and personal expenses, therefore these fees would not be covered through financial assistance. Texas Arts Project can only reward up to 50% tuition to qualified applicants.
All Financial Aid is awarded on an annual basis. Most will be awarded 1 month prior to the commencement date for each Texas Arts Project summer session.
Financial Aid may be awarded subject to the following conditions:
- Financial Aid is subject to the availability of funds and an open position in the camp session; and Financial Aid awarded for any given session is valid for that session only.
- ALL FINANCIAL AID is terminal and therefore ALL FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS must reapply each year.
- All applications for financial assistance will be considered on a first application submitted basis.
- ALL FINANCIAL AID may be subject to cancellation at any time at the direction of the Texas Arts Project Director based on but not necessarily limited to poor performance, poor class/rehearsal attendance, disruptive behavioral problems, and lack of demonstrated motivation.
- All Financial Aid recipients must certify that the financial information submitted in the application is true and correct to their best belief; and furthermore, that if any substantial financial change occurs that might impact their eligibility for their assistance, that they will promptly notify the Texas Arts Project Director of such changes.