MS Arts Audition Boot Camp Application 2021


2021 MS Arts Audition Boot Camp Application

Middle School Arts Audition Boot Camp is a free, two-week arts program for New York City Department of Education public school students entering grade 8 in September 2021.This intensive program to be held virtually, is administered by the NYCDOE Office of Arts and Special Projects in collaboration with a group of five leading cultural organizations of New York City.  Our goal is to provide equity and access in preparation to screened NYCDOE arts-based high schools/programs for up to 300 middle school students.  

Middle School Arts Audition Boot camp meets online, daily, August 2 - 13, 2021 (Monday through Friday) from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Admitted students must commit to full participation for the entire program.  Attendance is mandatory and unexcused absences will result in dismissal from the program.  Students will not be excused for vacations, participation in other art programs, or to participate in any other school-based activity.

To apply for MS Arts Audition Boot Camp eligible students must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Students must be entering 8th grade in the Fall of 2021
  2. Priority given to students currently attending a NYCDOE public school
  3. Students must be Title I eligible or attending a Title I school.
  4. Students cannot attend MS Arts Audition Boot Camp if attending Summer Arts Institute (SAI) 2021.(Students can apply to both programs but cannot attend both programs in the same year.)

Admission to the MS Arts Audition Boot Camp is by this online application due May 7, 2021 followed by an online audition due June 11, 2021.  After completion of this online application, we will send you a link to upload your online audition.  

Before you begin this online application:

  1. Download the Online Application Instructions, program details and studio descriptions here: FINAL Online Instructions 2021
  2. Prepare your Student Personal Statement as directed in the application instructions.

Please make sure to answer all questions, or the application will not register as complete.  If incomplete you will not receive instructions to upload your audition.  Only completed applications along with audition submissions will be considered.