Student  Programs

Future Choices
Competition

Shoreline Arts Alliance's Future Choices Awards provide young visual artists with scholarships and the opportunity to exhibit their work. How does this annual program encourage young artists and benefit the community?

  • 1.74 million dollars in scholarships to University of Hartford given to students

  • Nearly $3,000 in cash prizes are awarded

  • Artists have their work adjudicated by experts in the field 

  • Selected artists have their work displayed in a gallery show that is free and open to the public

Scholarships in the Arts

Since 1981, Shoreline Arts Alliance has been encouraging young performing, visual, and literary artists through Scholarships in the Arts. How does Scholarships in the Arts help young artists grow?

Scholarships in the Arts

  • Offers young artists the opportunity to present their work to professional artists for evaluation

  • Values and celebrates the artistic skills of each applicant 

  • Provides $1,000 scholarships to encourage further artistic study

  • Gives professional mentorship to Scholarship and Special Recognition award winners 

Internship / Junior Board Program

Shoreline Arts Alliance’s commitment to enrich, encourage, educate, and engage is exemplified in our Internship and Junior Board programs for high school juniors and seniors. Why are these opportunities important?

  • Interns and Junior Board members learn valuable skills in arts administration

  • Participants work on projects of their choosing and invest time into what they are passionate about

  • Mentorships with arts professionals and administrators are available

  • Students are welcomed into a safe space where they can feel free to create and collaborate

Rising Stars 
Theatre Programs

Since 2002, Shoreline Arts Alliance has been offering Shakespeare on the Shoreline and Rising Stars programs right on the Guilford Green. What makes these programs special? 

  • Rising Stars offers youth, ages 7-14, the opportunity to participate in a two-week performing arts workshop

  • Participants to gain confidence and master new skills while working with professional teaching and performing artists