Governor’s School for the Arts Application Period Opens


Governor’s School of the Arts Application Period Opens

Posted 8:01 am on Tuesday, November 8, 2022


The Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts is accepting applications for the Class of 2023 through January 8, 2023. The program, a tuition-free, three-week immersive arts education experience, opens doors to a variety of scholarship opportunities and will celebrate its 36th next year in the summer.

Each summer, the GSA welcomes talented high school students from across the Commonwealth for an immersive, tuition-free three-week residential program on a college campus. During this program, student artists engage in studies in nine disciplines: Architecture + Design, Creative Writing, Dance, Theatre, Film + Photography, Instrumental Music, Musical Theatre, Visual Arts and Vocal Music. Recent funding from the Kentucky Department of Education allowed the GSA to grow from 256 students to over 500 students.

Since 1987, nearly 7,250 junior and senior high school students have descended on a college campus to immerse themselves in an intensive arts environment, with interdisciplinary learning, performances and talks by special guest artists, and the opportunity to access a life-changing college. Scholarships.

Acceptance into the GSA program is competitive. Applicants are scored on their creative potential and passion and the application does not request GPA or SAT/ACT scores; there is a $30 registration fee for the GSA Summer Program, which is waived for students receiving a free or reduced lunch.

To guide students, families, and educators through the application process, the GSA will host a series of informational webinars. All webinars are free, but registration is required. each session will also be recorded and made available afterwards. To view upcoming and past webinars, visit


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