Creating Teen Theatre: Young, Gifted and Black

Marshall Ayers Acting, Creative Writing, High School, Improvisation, Performing Arts, Playwriting, Production

Young, Gifted & Black (YGB) is a theater troupe that is a part of the Teens N’ Theatre programming at the Rose Theatre in Omaha, Nebraska. I’m Olivia Jones and I’m a Teaching Artist at The Rose. As an arts administrator and former performer with Walt Disney World, the arts are in my DNA. I moved 2,000 miles away from …

Meet Kadenze: The Future of Creative Learning

Marshall Ayers 3D (Gaming & Printing), Animation, College, Digital Media, High School, Music, Performing Arts, Student Resources, Visual Arts

Kadenze is a purpose-built online learning platform for the arts and creative technology. It pairs world-class instructors with a beautiful and innovative digital platform that’s built to support arts-based curriculum and deliver the best possible online experience. Two members of the Kadenze team shared their own creative journeys with Artzray and why creativity is at the heart of all their …

Arts Career Pipeline: Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship

Marshall Ayers Arts Resources, High School, Opportunities, Student Resources

The Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship (AQF) is Awarded to California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) Alum What happens when a high school artist has learning experiences that build one on top of another? A pipeline to a career in the arts begins. In 2013 Erin Stoodley was a high school sophomore and attended the CSSSA in Creative Writing. Through …

Arts for LA Joins LA Youth Vote

Marshall Ayers Beyond, College, Events, High School, Opportunities, Sponsors, Student Resources

Arts for LA partners with the LA Youth Vote campaign.  Student voices matter! High school students and young people have the power to ignite change and impact elections. Are you ready to express your voice and vote? I believe every single voice matters and it’s up to us to use that voice to create the society we want to see. …

USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance Student Profile Madison Vomastek

Samantha Jacobs Artist Profiles, College, Dance, Dance, High School, Performing Arts, Performing Arts, Student Resources

USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance Spring Dance Performance April 28 and 29 Los Angeles is known as one of the arts capitals of the U.S., but for a long time, one of LA’s most prominent schools did not feature a dance department. That all changed in 2012 when Glorya Kaufman founded the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. The school …

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 …

Take the Stress Out of Your Visual Art College Search

Elaine Pelz Getting Into College, High School, Student Resources, Visual Arts

Sometimes the college search process can feel like you are lost in a giant maze. How do you stay focused and know which path to take when you can’t get a birds eye view of all the possibilities? The word disconcerting comes to mind. Finding a good college match requires studying numerous options, answering countless questions, and making thoughtful choices. …

Ten Ways to Know a Quality Teen Arts Program

Marshall Ayers High School, Parent/Educator, Performing Arts, Student Resources, Summer Program, Visual Arts

How do you gauge the quality of a teen arts program? Teen arts programs seem to be everywhere these days from your local community center to after school camps, but how do you know which programs will be the best for you? What questions should you ask before signing up? I’m Glenna Avila, Wallis Annenberg Director of Youth Programs and …

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 …