Arts Schools Network Summer Programs And College Fair

Seattle, WA--As part of the Arts Schools Network 2015 Conference, local students can attend a free summer programs and college fair at the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center on Oct. 21, 4 pm to 7 pm. Representatives from 25 summer programs and arts colleges will be on hand to answer questions about audition process, portfolio reviews, and applications. Information on scholarships and financial aid will be available.

Arts Schools Network is a non-profit association founded in 1981, dedicated to providing leaders in arts schools with quality resources, support, and networking opportunities. The 2015 conference will bring more than 300 educators and administrators for grades K-12 to Seattle, WA, to discuss arts and technology. This is the first time that the conference has been held in Northwest. The majority of the conference sessions will be held at the Cornish Playhouse and surrounding venues on the Seattle Center campus. The educators will tour local area schools with strong arts programs including Spruce Street School, Adams Elementary School, Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, Tacoma School of the Arts, Washington Middle School, and host Cornish College of the Arts.

In addition, 100+ students from Idaho Arts Charter School, Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Seattle Academy, and Orange County School of the Arts will be in attendance. They will participate in a number of student workshops taught by Seattle artists and Cornish faculty as well as touring the EMP and other nearby arts facilities. The students will perform for the conference attendees on Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Cornish Playhouse.

Keynote speakers for the conference will be Monica Ponce de Leon, Dean and Eliel Saarinen Collegiate Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning of University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and Jeff Poulin, Arts Education Program Director, for Americans for the Arts.