Owensboro Public Schools has announced the dates for the 2021 Summer Institute for Young Artists. The camp’s theme will be “Superheroes” and will run from 8:45 a.m. until 3 p.m. everyday from June 1 through June 11 at Owensboro High School.
The cost of attendance will be $150 for any student entering fourth through ninth grade. The camp is open to any students in that age range and not limited to Owensboro Public Schools students. The tuition covers lunch each day, a t-shirt, any materials students will need.
The deadline to apply is May 14. Space is limited to 120 students this year for compliance with COVID guidelines, but may increase based on recommendations from the local health department. Masking, distancing, etc. are all part of the requirements during the camp.
First-year SIYA students will need to complete a teacher recommendation form in order to identify first-year students who will benefit the most from the SIYA camp. Many art forms can be attempted without previous training (theatre, dance, choir and visual art) and some require a minimum of one to two years of experience (band and orchestra).
Students will have the option to select one “major” and one “elective” to study throughout the camp. The majors are band, choir, orchestra, visual art, drama and dance. Electives include dance, drawing, drama, ceramics and digital music.
Acceptance letters will be sent out May 17, 2021.
Scholarship opportunities are available to OPS students who need financial assistance. Those wishing to explore scholarship opportunities can contact Tom Stites at Central Office at 270-686-1000.