Women Take the Lead at Los Angeles Dance Festival

Marshall Ayers Beyond, College, Dance, Events, Opportunities, Performing Arts, Performing Arts, Student Resources

The 2016 Los Angeles Dance Festival is April 14 – 23 LA. Two simple letters bring a light to the eye of dreamers. This is the city built by people with dreams that had the nerve, persistence and guts to make their vision a reality. Dance in LA has the same DNA of dreams. This is where the new art form …

Five Reasons All Artists Should Vote

Marshall Ayers Beyond, Career Advice, College, Getting Started, High School, Opportunities, Sponsors, Student Resources

Are you an artist, performer or part of the creative work force? Do you vote? Election season is here and unfortunately you may hear artist friends saying, “I don’t vote. What difference does it make?” Or maybe you’ve found yourself wondering if your voice matters, if your vote matters. I believe every single voice matters and it’s up to us …

CSSSA College Connection Visits Cornish College of the Arts

Marshall Ayers Acting, College, Conservatory, Performing Arts, Performing Arts, Student Resources

Pablo Lopez has found his college fit at Cornish. Life is very rarely a straight line from point A to point B, but more often a zig-zag path that weaves in and out of one’s sight-line. Nothing could be truer than for Pablo Lopez, currently attending Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. After attending University of California Davis …

CSSSA College Connection Visits Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Marshall Ayers College, Drawing & Painting, Getting Into College, High School, Sponsors, Student Resources, Summer Program, Visual Arts, Visual Arts

Meet Chuck Chuck Alston attended California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) in 2013 and studied painting. He is currently a freshman at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) in Philadelphia. Growing up in Richmond, CA in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chuck knew from a very young age that art was part of his identity and …

CSSSA People – Pablo Lopez

Heidi Kershaw Acting, College, Conservatory, High School, Performing Arts, Performing Arts, Playwriting, Sponsors, Summer Program

“Being an artist is such a lucky thing to be.” Meet Pablo! Pablo Lopez attended the California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) Theater program in 2012. As a high school student, he didn’t know what to expect from the experience, but he was open to whatever was going to happen that summer. He admits, “Little did I know …

Why Study Music Instead of Business? Ask TVK

Steve O'Bryan Career Advice, College, Conservatory, Liberal Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Performing Arts, Student Resources

The age old question of “Why music? Why not study business and get paid?” is answered by the one and only Drew Alexander Forde. Drew is ThatViolaKid, aka, TVK. Drew and Artzray are collaborating to try and answer a bunch of questions that he and other young artists get asked all the time. That’s how this series “Ask TVK” was …

London for Artists on 5 Pounds a Day

Jacqueline Abelson Career Advice, College, Getting Started, Opportunities, Student Resources, Study Abroad

The Lonely Londoner’s Arts & Culture Guide – London for Artists – Part 3 Let’s face it, for every artist living it up in London or in any big city, there is always the dilemma of bright lights versus small budget. How do you satisfy your artistic appetite when confronted with a limited budget? For playwrights, you want live theatrical …