A Residential Camp for Artistically Motivated Students Completing Grades 9-12. 

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 July 14 - 21, 2019                                                               Click Here to Start an Application!

Who is Young Artists Institute for? 

The Young Artists Institute is for highly artistically-motivated high school students who are completing grades 9-12 who can benefit from artistic exploration beyond the standard school curriculum. If you love to write, draw, paint, write or recite poetry this program is for you! Students who attend the Young Artists Institute are drawn to the arts and want to be surrounded by peers with similar interests in a supportive environment. If you think you might be a candidate for the Young Artists Institute but are not sure, give us a call. Young Artists Institute is a competitive program with limited spots so apply early.

What is Young Artists Institute?

The Young Artists Institute is a week-long summer residential program, held in Ashland, Oregon, on the Southern Oregon University campus. Students receive first-class instruction by professional artists in creative writing, poetry, theater, and visual arts through intensive hands-on workshops, mentoring, evaluation, and presentation of completed works. During the program accomplished artists will mentor students, supporting them to discover their own sources of inspiration and help them deepen their craft. In addition, students will learn to effectively collaborate with artists from other disciplines to create unique joint artistic projects.

Our goal is to provide a lively, supportive environment where students can stretch their talents, discover new strengths, and challenge themselves in the company of peers who share their interests. Come learn and create with other talented high school students who share your creative spark! 

How Do I Apply for Young Artists Institute? 

Start an application. Our deadline is May 3, 2019. All application materials must be completed by May 3rd, 2019 for consideration. 

2019 Artist-in-Residence: Richard Blanco

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The Young Artists Institute is supported, in part, by the Oregon Cultural Trust. When you make a donation in support of any SOU Pre-College Youth Programs don't forget to double your impact FOR FREE by making a matching donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust.

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