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Creative Connections: The Legacy Project

June 19 - July 2, 2016 - CLOSED

Cost: $1,950

Application Fee: $50

(Application fee will be applied to overall cost of program, if accepted)

How do you tap into your artist within? How does your chosen medium—acting, directing, dancing, making music, writing, creating fine art…enable you to fully express yourself? What lies beneath craft and drives your creativity? How do you learn to trust your intuition and the deepest part of your nature? How do you bring your passion and dedication to a viable career in the arts? These are just a few of the questions along with multiple methods of thinking that we will explore in this unique one-of-a-kind artist’s residency.

Creative Connections: The Legacy Project is a rare opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to expand their way of thinking, experience personal and artistic growth and engage with other “creative” in a common purpose.

Twenty students from each of three areas of concentration will spend two weeks with three master artists whose credits and human history have distinguished them as natural resources in American culture. Participants will engage in daily sessions with all three artists and meet as a collective to share ideas, and experiences, pursue projects and redefine collaboration. Learn More About Our 2016 Artists

The Legacy Project will take place from June 19 through July 2, 2016 on the beautiful campus of Western Carolina University nestled in the Smoky Mountains. Access the online application form and complete registration information here. Tuition for the full two weeks including room and board and ground transfers from and to the Asheville,NC airport is $1,950.  Applications will be received and reviewed through March 2, 2016. This unique experience is designed to share with you the methods and the legacy of mature artists who have achieved a recognized level of mastery.

(As of 3/29 - Applications and Registrations are no longer being accepted for this program)

TO APPLY, please follow the steps below.

STEP 1 – Complete the online application and payment. A $50 non-refundable application fee will be assessed. Credit card required.

STEP 2 – Within 24 hours of submitting the online application above, please EMAIL the following to Attach as a Microsoft Word file or PDF.

  1. Write a personal biographical statement describing a major event in your life--associated with significant personal happiness or an event that proved upsetting and inhibiting-either of which has effected your approach to learning, to formal schooling, to the ways in which you regard the acquisition of ideas, and techniques, and instruction.
  2. You are invited to submit or provide a link to a resume, a photo, a digital portfolio--anything of your choice that speaks to who you are, your passion, your level of training, and the focus of your creative work. (Links may be embedded at the end or your biography OR you may submit materials as a separate attachment. Please make the number of attachments as minimal as possible by combining information whenever possible.

Upon notice of acceptance, a $500 deposit will be required by March 15. The full balance will be due on May 1, 2016.


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