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2016 Application Deadline is May 18th

The Watauga County Arts Council is once again offering a grant and scholarship initiative designed to promote training in the vocal arts.  In 2015 the Council developed the new funding program to encourage the art of singing in the High Country. These scholarships and grants are open to individuals of high school age, adult vocalists, vocal teachers, and schools.

The Arts Council’s scholarship award program was first developed in 1985 and for twenty years annually assisted local individuals in the pursuit of artistic training in a variety of disciplines.  In subsequent years the program continued to provide scholarships for summer arts camp participants and, in 2013, was broadened to also include applicants of any age who needed financial assistance to participate in the Arts Council’s various tuition based programs and activities.  This past year, three benefit concerts have been held to help raise funds to assist students specifically with the costs of music lessons.

In 2015 the Arts Council expanded its scholarship and grant program to include vocal music development and performance.  Using funds raised through the annual “Celebrate Singing” event which is held in the late fall of each year,  this initiative is designed to meet a need within the High Country community for the development of opportunities to support vocalists of all kinds. Applications for funding in the range of $100 to $500 will be considered.

The Arts Council will consider granting awards to individuals to attend workshops, as well as to vocal music teachers who wish to continue developing their skills, and to vocal music programs in schools to help expand or improve their offerings.

Click HERE for the Application  Form.

The application deadline is Wednesday, May 18th.


Funding for these scholarship programs is raised through special events and from designated donations.  Donations to the scholarship fund of the Arts Council are always welcomed and encouraged and can be made by clicking HERE.