Huntsville Festival of the Arts is committed to providing free or low-cost educational opportunities to our community. We offer diverse workshops facilitated by professional artists and educators, our annual scholarship program, and a number of mentorship & volunteer opportunities that facilitate learning.
- Since 1997, we have directly engaged over 10,000 students in arts education opportunities
- We Budget approximately $8,000.00 each year to support arts education
- We have awarded scholarships for further training to 45 senior performing artists
- We proudly award a $1,000 scholarship for Visual Arts to a Huntsville High School student each year.
- We have welcomed over 4,000 students to the theatre to enjoy upcoming musicals in order to immerse them into the world of musical theatre.
CURRENT EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:
HfA PA DAY CAMP – NOVEMBER 28TH – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
HfA DRAMA PROGRAM FOR GRADES JK TO 8 – COMING JANUARY 2020 – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
TPAN – TEEN PERFORMING ARTS NIGHTS (SEPTEMBER to APRIL) – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
HUNTSVILLE FESTIVAL OF MUSIC – COMING APRIL 2-5, 2020
PAST EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:
HfA PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS
Every year, Huntsville Festival of the Arts awards scholarships to financially support students who are planning on studying the arts in a post secondary institution. Total awards totaling up to $3,000 may be granted to candidates residing in the greater Huntsville and Lake of Bays area. Individual candidates may be awarded up to $1000.
In 2019, recipients included Anna Temple (studying trumpet at the University of Western), Jack Gaughan (studying jazz at Humber College) and Shaman Johann (studying Musical Theatre at Randolph Academy. Congratulations to these talented young people! To read more about them CLICK HERE
2020 APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE SPRING
KAREEN BURNS HFA SCHOLARSHIP
HfA is proud to support a visual arts student through the Kareen Burns HFA scholarship administered through Huntsville High School. The 2019 award went to Keelan Smith who is studying digital arts at Sheridan College.
This award is in honour of Kareen Burns who was a past HfA Board member and valued member of the Huntsville Community. Her spirit of creativity, imagination and ingenuity continues to make a positive impact on our community.
OTHER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
-Nate the Great (Theatre for Young Audiences)
-Audition Workshop & Voice (with Sarah Vanasse)
-Water Colour Painting (with Catherine Luce)