Applications now open!
If you are a Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, or Parkland County resident who has completed grade seven, or higher, you may apply for a scholarship to cover your FULL Artstrek program fee. Scholarships are funded by the Horizon Stagelighters Society.
What is Artstrek?
Artstrek is a week-long residential summer theatre program for teens. It is run by Theatre Alberta and held at Red Deer College. It focuses on exploring the components of theatre and production. Artstrek students learn about acting, voice, movement, directing, sound, music, lighting, design, and more.
Artstrek Program Dates & Age Categories
EXPLORATION I - JULY 7-12 - For enthusiastic theatre lovers who are 12 to 14 years old.
EXPLORATION II - JULY 14-19 - For 15 and 16 year olds with a keen interest in theatre and a dedication to
increasing their knowledge and skill level.
EXPLORATION III - JULY 21-27 - For 17 and 18 year olds who have demonstrated a commitment to theatre practice and education.
2019 Play of Study: Les Misérables
Set in post-revolution France, this epic tale explores themes of justice, sacrifice, compassion, and redemption. With powerful music and unforgettable songs like Do You Hear The People Sing? and I Dreamed A Dream, Les Misérables is one of the most iconic and celebrated musicals in modern theatre history.
How to Apply for a Scholarship
Step 1 - Register for Artstrek online at theatrealberta.com/artstrek (Registration Opens on April 1).
On page iv (6. Fee Payment) of the application form, select ‘YES’ to indicate you are receiving sponsorship funding from an organization in your community. Fill in Horizon Stage’s name and address (below) and the sponsorship amount of $675 if you are applying for Exploration I or II OR $725 if you are applying for Exploration III. You will have to pay your own $50 administration fee.
*If your scholarship application is not successful you will be responsible for paying your full Artstrek registration fees to Theatre Alberta.
Step 2 - Submit a scholarship application letter to Horizon Stage that includes:
• details about your experiences in theatre studies and/or theatre production
• your plans for future involvement in theatre
• how attending Artstrek will help you accomplish your goals
• your full address and contact information
Factors such as academic excellence and financial need will also be taken into account. Letters of reference are a part of the Artstrek application process, but they do not need to be sent to Horizon Stage.
Submit your Horizon Stage scholarship application letter to:
Attn: Karen Smutt
315 Jespersen Avenue
Spruce Grove AB T7X 3E8
All scholarship application letters must be received by Wednesday, May 1 at 4:30 p.m.