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California Institute of the Arts

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) is pleased to partner with the   California State Summer School of the Arts Foundation (CSSSAF) and the Herb Alpert Foundation to support talented CSSSA alumni who are accepted and enroll at CalArts.  CSSSA alumni who are selected for an Herb Alpert Scholarship for Emerging Young Artist Award will qualify for a CalArts matching scholarship from $10,000 to $40,000 over the course of a four year degree program.  CalArts is also pleased to offer a one-time, non-renewable award of $2,500 to CSSSA alumni who are accepted and enroll.

CSSSA alumni who are selected for an Herb Alpert Scholarship for Emerging Young Artist Award will qualify for a CalArts matching scholarship that is renewable for all four years of study at CalArts ($10,000 per year, or $2,500 per year, depending on the Herb Alpert Scholarship level awarded).

CalArts is also pleased to offer a one-time, non-renewable award of $2,500 to CSSSA alumni who are accepted and enroll at CalArts.
 
A separate scholarship application is not required.
 
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) educates artists in a learning environment founded on artmaking excellence, creative experimentation, critical reflection and the diversity of voices. To advance the exploration of new forms and expressions, CalArts urges collaboration and reciprocity among artists, artistic disciplines and cultural traditions—both on campus and in ongoing engagement with communities near and far.

As an internationally recognized school for the performing and visual arts—film, theater, art, dance, music and writing—the CalArts artistic philosophy places an emphasis on an exploration of new paths beyond conventional boundaries.

The CalArts educational philosophy is based on close collegial interaction between teachers and students—in class, in production and in one-to-one mentoring. This approach combines rigorous instruction with individualized attention, a process that empowers students to define their own personal objectives—and to develop and refine their own distinctive artistic voices. Given more creative freedom than at traditional art schools and conservatories, our students, in turn, are self-motivated, passionate, and deeply committed to their work. They are accepted into CalArts primarily on the basis of their artistic ability; once here, they produce art from day one.

See the CalArts campus and students speaking about The CalArts Experience: http://calarts.edu/about