Artstrek Scholarships Available

Summer Theatre Camp for Teens in Red Deer

Artstrek is a week-long residential summer theatre program for teenagers. It is run by Theatre Alberta and held at Red Deer College.
Artstrek focuses on exploring the components of theatre and production. Students learn about acting, voice, movement, directing, sound, music, lighting, design, and more.

If you have completed grade seven or higher at a school in Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, or Parkland County, you may apply for a scholarship to cover your FULL Artstrek program fee. Students who are home-schooled and live in any of the three communities may also apply. These scholarships are funded by the Horizon Stagelighters Society and the Theatre Advisory Board.

Artstrek Program dates & Age Categories

Exploration I (July 8-13)
For enthusiastic theatre lovers who are 12 to 14 years old.

Exploration II (July 15-20)
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 22-28)
For 17 and 18 yearolds who have demonstrated a commitment to theatre practice and education.

How to Apply for a Horizon Stage Artstrek SCHOLARSHIP:

Register for Artstrek online at

(Registration Opens at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3)

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 and the sponsorship amount of $625 if you are applying for Exploration I or II OR $675 if you are applying for Exploration III.

You will have to pay your own $40 administration fee. 
*If your scholarship application is not successful you will be responsible for paying your Artstrek registration fees to Theatre Alberta.

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:

Horizon Stage
Attn: Karen Smutt
315 Jespersen Avenue
Spruce Grove AB  T7X 3E8

Phone: 780-962-8995
Fax: 780-962-2526

All scholarship application letters must be received by Tuesday, May 1 at 4:30 p.m.

2018 Artstrek Play of Study: MACBETH

This compelling play explores the dangers of uninhibited ambition and its consequences. Macbeth is, at first, a hero – renowned for his service to his king and country. When he hears a prophecy that declares that he will one day become king a fatal fire is lit within him. The flames are stoked by the manipulative Lady Macbeth who is determined that nothing will impede their path to greatness. Together, they cut a bloody path through anything and anyone that stands in their way. 


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