Student Opportunities

NAEA – National Art Honor Society and National Junior Art Honor Society

Submissions are OPEN for Bow Seat’s True Blue Fellowship!

The True Blue Fellowship is an evolution of Bow Seat’s Fellowship Grant Program. The Fellowship offers peer-mentorship, capacity building, and funding of up to $2,500 USD to youth who are developing projects that address ocean, waterways, and/or climate issues through a creative arts lens. One of the biggest changes from the Fellowship Grant Program is that the creative arts must serve as the primary method of awareness and/or action in the project.

The Fellowship is free to enter and open to individuals, classes, groups, or clubs worldwide, ages 13-24. Submit by September 1st at 11:59pm EDT. 

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Posted June 18, 2024

National PTA’s Reflections Program – Explore the Arts and Express Yourself

The 2021–2022 Reflections theme is Show Your Voice! 

Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.

Students participate in the appropriate division for their grade: Primary (Pre-K – Grade 2), Intermediate (Grades 3-5), Middle School (Grades 6-8), High School (Grades 9-12), Special Artist (All grades welcome). Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter in the Special Artist Division or grade division most closely aligned to their functional abilities.*

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2023

Massart youth programs – Virtual classes for students in grades 7-12.
For students in Grades 9-12, the Portfolio Development program helps students increase both the inventive and expressive portions of their artistic portfolio. A variety of courses are offered in both fine art and design, ranging from Observational Drawing to Comic Book Art to Fashion Design. Students may participate in one or multiple courses. Students develop skills and work habits in their studio(s) of choice, building confidence in their artistic development. Prior experience is not necessary: Students from a variety of backgrounds are welcome, and students ultimately gain a better sense of their strengths as an artist. The Portfolio Development program offers insight into building a portfolio for higher education and the art school admissions process through presentations with Admissions during the semester. One-on-one portfolio reviews with an Admissions Counselor are encouraged as well.