Summer Camp 2021

Enrollment Now Open!

Ignite your creative voice! At American Stage, we provide a quality performing arts education in a positive and empowering environment giving young people the tools to be fearless, focused, and flexible on stage and in life. Studying theatre does not only help students become accomplished and confident performers and communicators, it also strengthens creative, intellectual, and emotional growth.

All experience levels are welcome! We believe in fostering an accessible environment that encourages a sense of belonging, curiosity, and collaboration. Our teaching artist staff consists of working theatre professionals who have a passion for teaching, and are trained in key methodologies, cultural competency, and inclusion.

Basics

  • Summer Camp is located at Admiral Farragut Academy – 501 Park St N St. Petersburg, FL 33710
  • Summer Camp meets Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm.
  • Pre-care, after-care and lunch is available for an added fee. (Lunch is included for Sponsor-A-Student Financial Aid Recipients) Dietary options available – details included in Welcome Email.
  • Pre-Care meets from 8am-9am and After-Care meets from 3pm-5pm.
  • Each camp culminates in a final sharing on the last day of the session beginning at 5pm.
  • The most current COVID-19 safety procedures will be implemented, and required of family and guests attending. Final Sharings will also be recorded so students can share with family members who choose not to attend for safety reasons.
  • Classrooms are broken down into three age levels:
    • Rising Grades K-2 (Students in grades K-2 groups must be at least 5 years of age.)
    • Rising Grades 3-5
    • Rising Grades 6-12

Pricing

  • 1 week-long sessions are $225, 2 week-long sessions are $450
  • Lunch is available for $30 per week. Dietary options available – details to come. (Lunch is included for Sponsor A Student Financial Aid Recipients)
  • A 10% discount is available for Military family members and Teachers (with ID). Call the Education Department to apply this discount – 727-823-1600 x212 or x213.
  • A $25 off, per session discount is available for an additional sibling enrolled in the same session dates.
  • Supervised extended care is available before and after camp. Pre-care service (8am-9am) is $40 per week and after-care (3pm-5pm) is $70 per week. Daily rates are also available for extended care.
  • Financial Aid applications are available for those in need until April 23, 2021

Si hablas Español y quieres más información sobre los programas de teatro de American Stage, por favor envíanos un email a education@americanstage.org o llamanos al (727) 823-1600, extensión 212 

Summer Camp Policies and FAQs
&
COVID-19 Health & Safety Plan, June 2021

Summer Camp (Grades K-2)

Session 1 | Comedy Kidz – SOLD OUT

Comedy Session

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Dates: June 21-June 25
Time: 9am-3pm
Price: $225

We’re Zany to the Max! Discover your comedic voice in this week-long series filled with hilarious hijinks, fun games and bold characters. 

In this session students will:

  • Discover how to make bold acting choices using your voice and body
  • Create dynamic and expressive characters
  • Explore rhythm and comedic timing
  • Learn how laughter brings an audience together

Who should attend: This session is designed for students who are in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade. It is an awesome class for students who enjoy imaginative play and silly characters.

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Session 2 | Hip Hop Songs for Kids

Musical Workshop

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Dates: June 28-July 2
Time: 9am-3pm
Price: $225

In this week-long series, we’ll explore the heart beat of music: hip-hop. Lyrics and sound filled with rhythm and rhyme that make you want to move! Your child will discover the fun and the history of this beloved genre.

In this session students will:

  • Understand the functions of rhyme, tempo and rhythm in music.
  • Explore the music-making process using a variety of percussion instruments.
  • Discover how to make bold acting choices using your voice and body
  • Create dynamic and expressive characters
  • Develop your own creative expression through vocal choices and dance moves

Who should attend: This session is designed for students who are in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade. It is an awesome class for students who enjoy music, movement, and self-expression.

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Session 3 | Muppet Mayhem

Creative Play Session

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Dates: July 5-July 9
Time: 9am-3pm
Price: $225

“It’s time to start the music. It’s time to light the lights…” This week-long session is filled with classic Jim Henson characters, like Kermit, Miss Piggy and the amazing Gonzo. Create your own puppets inspired by the world and music of The Muppets!

In this session students will:

  • Discover how to make bold acting choices using your voice and body
  • Create dynamic and expressive characters
  • Construct and characterize a puppet 
  • Develop puppeteering techniques to display creative expression from the puppet
  • Work as an ensemble to develop a story told by your own unique muppets  

Who should attend: This session is designed for students who are in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade. It is an awesome class for students who enjoy arts and crafts, imagining fictional and fantastic worlds, and playing pretend.

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Session 4 | Disney Cinemagic 

Disney Music Session

Dates: July 12-July 16
Time: 9am-3pm
Price: $225

There’s no telling “How Far (we’ll) Go” in this “Whole New World” of Disney music! Be ready to “Let It Go” and sing your heart out to some of your favorite Disney classics and new favorite hits. This one-week musical exploration explores the themes and songs of several Disney movies that bring us all together and remind us that “Dreams do come true!”

In this session students will:

  • Explore vocal expression
  • Develop a performance that enlivens these classic Disney characters with a new unique spin
  • Discover how to make bold acting choices using their voice and body
  • Create dynamic and expressive characters
  • Work as an ensemble to develop a story told by your own unique muppets  

Who should attend: This session is designed for students who are in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade. It is an awesome class for students who love Disney movies and music, are eager to sing and love to do expressive movement. 

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Session 5 | Around the World: Dance & Shout 

Dance & Movement Session

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Dates: July 19-July 23
Time: 9am-3pm
Price: $225

In this epic week-long dance party, we will celebrate rich traditions and cultural histories of countries around the world through music and movement. Students will learn a variety of dance and physical expression from around the world, and discover where many of our modern dance styles originated.

In this session students will:

  • Create movement pieces that are dynamic and inclusive of many different styles of dance
  • Learn more about various cultures in the world and their creative traditions  
  • Work as an ensemble 
  • Discover how to make bold acting choices using their voice and body
  • Create dynamic and expressive characters

Who should attend: This session is designed for students who are in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade. It is an awesome class for students who enjoy discovering more about traditions around the globe and love to express themselves through dance. 

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Session 6 | Super-Detectives – SOLD OUT

Adventure & Mystery Session

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Dates: July 26-July 30
Time: 9am-3pm
Price: $225

Super-hero crime busters unite! Will the mystery be solved in time? Who will save the world from the evil master-mind? In this week-long session, discover your inner super-sleuth and work together to save the world!

In this session students will:

  • Collaborate as an ensemble to solve mysteries 
  • Discover how to make bold acting choices using your voice and body
  • Create dynamic and expressive characters
  • Develop a story where each character has an integral part to play in solving mystery
  • Explore their own creative voice and visions

Who should attend: This session is designed for students who are in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade. It is an awesome class for students who enjoy problem solving, teamwork, dramatic fictional worlds, and heightened characters.

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Session 7 | Story-Makers: Journey through Space – SOLD OUT

Playwriting & Performance

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Dates: August 2-August 6
Time: 9am-3pm
Price: $225

One small step for kids, one giant leap of imagination. Explore the deepest parts of space and your creative mind in this week-long story making session. Students will learn about various parts of space exploration, all while discovering your creative voice through collaborative theatre and character-play.

In this session students will:

  • Collaborate as an ensemble to devise a story inspired by space
  • Develop an ensemble culture and learn the importance of commitment to a collaborative process.
  • Discover how to make bold acting choices using your voice and body
  • Create dynamic and expressive characters
  • Explore your creative voice and visions for the story

Who should attend: This session is designed for students who are in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade. It is an awesome class for students who enjoy adventure, thinking big, creative play, and telling stories.

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Summer Camp (Grades 3-5)

Session 1 | Laugh-a-palooza – SOLD OUT

Comedy Session

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Dates: June 21-June 25
Time: 9am-3pm
Price: $225

Learn through laughter! Students will explore genres of comedy like satire, word play, character-based, and physical comedy. Guaranteed to be hilarious, boost confidence, and fun for all levels of experience.

In this session students will:

  • Explore rhythm and comedic timing
  • Understand the basic structure of a joke
  • Learn how laughter brings an audience together
  • Discover how to make bold acting choices using your voice and body
  • Create dynamic and expressive characters

Who should attend: This session is designed for students who are third through fifth grade. It is an awesome class for students who enjoy comedy, bold characters, and teamwork.

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Session 2 | Hit Songs from HAMILTON – SOLD OUT

Musical Intensive

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Dates: June 28-July 2
Time: 9am-3pm
Price: $225

“Angelica, Eliza, AND PEGGY!” The life and times of Alexander Hamilton come alive through the world-changing musical, Hamilton. Students will celebrate the phenomenal music and message of this theatrical masterpiece, and perform select songs.

In this session students will:

  • Explore the themes of independence, legacy and honor.
  • Develop storytelling techniques using your voice, body and movement. 
  • Discover and hone an ear for musical rhythm, tempo and timing. 
  • Explore the music making process using a variety of percussion instruments.
  • Collaborate to make bold acting choices using your voice and body

Who should attend:  This session is designed for students who are in 3rd through 5th grade. It is an awesome class for students who enjoy singing and creating music with your voice and instruments, and expressing themselves through movement. 

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Session 3 | Creative Puppetry: Creepy Creatures – SOLD OUT

Creative Play Session

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Dates: July 5-July 9
Time: 9am-3pm
Price: $225

Unleash your creativity and imagination in this session exploring puppetry arts and mysterious creatures. Students will discover the magic behind the scenes of puppetry performance, and create a performance with their very own fuzzy friends.

In this session students will:

  • Learn about popular puppetry artists and programs like Jim Henson and the Sesame Workshop.
  • Create your own puppets using found materials.
  • Explore storytelling through puppetry.
  • Learn puppetry basics like hand motions, movement & stillness and lip sync.
  • Collaborate to make bold acting choices using your voice and body

Who should attend: This session is designed for students who are in 3rd through 5th grade. It is an awesome class for students who enjoy arts and crafts, imagining fictional and fantastic worlds, and playing pretend.

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Session 4 | Disney Duos – SOLD OUT

Disney Music Session

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Dates: July 12-July 16
Time: 9am-3pm
Price: $225

From Timon & Puumba to Lilo & Stitch to Chip & Dale…it takes two! This week-long session celebrates some of your favorite Disney pairings and focuses on collaboration, comedic timing, vocal technique, and friendship. 

In this session students will:

  • Explore comedy through movement, voice and partnerwork.
  • Create scenes and stories inspired by popular Disney characters. 
  • Learn the importance of collaboration in the creative process. 
  • Discover new storytelling techniques like tableaux, physical comedy and commedia dell’arte.
  • Collaborate to make bold acting choices using their voice and body

Who should attend: This session is designed for students who are in 3rd through 5th grade. It is an awesome class for students who love Disney movies and music, are eager to sing and like to emulate their favorite characters.

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Session 5 | Superhero Stomp: Heroic Movement & Fight Choreography – SOLD OUT

Dance & Movement Session

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Dates: July 19-July 25
Time: 9am-3pm
Price: $225

Boom! Crash! Pow! Have you ever wondered how some of your favorite fight scenes and stage combat moments come together? Get behind the scenes in this week-long intensive, that will explore safe forms of stage combat and “making it look real”!

In this session students will:

  • Develop safe stage combat fundamentals 
  • Create movement pieces that are dynamic and action-oriented
  • Work as an ensemble to create group movement pieces
  • Discover how to make bold acting choices using your voice and body
  • Create dynamic and expressive characters

Who should attend: This session is designed for students who are in 3rd through 5th grade. It is an awesome class for students who love to creatively express themselves through movement and who are interested in bringing action and adventure onto the stage. 

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Session 6 | Mysteries Unraveled: Enola & Sherlock

Adventure & Mystery Session

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Dates: July 26-July 30
Time: 9am-3pm
Price: $225

Unleash your inner detective and dive into a week long mystery-solving session. This session will put curious future sleuths to the test! Young actors will explore suspenseful scene-work, and learn the elements and secrets of the mystery-theatre genre. 

In this session students will:

  • Explore storytelling through the mystery genre. 
  • Learn a reverse narrative story structure needed for “whodunit” storytelling. 
  • Collaborate with peers to re-enact dramatic moments.
  • Create both dramatic and comedic characters.
  • Discover how to make bold acting choices using your voice and body

Who should attend: This session is designed for students who are in 3rd through 5th grade. It is an awesome class for students who love peculiar worlds and creative play, as well as creating bold and dramatic characters

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Session 7 | Playmaking: Galaxy Star Battles –  SOLD OUT

Playwriting & Performance Session

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Dates: August 2-August 6
Time: 9am-3pm
Price: $225

Worlds collide in this interstellar series unlocking a galaxy far far away. Collaborate to craft fictional fantasy-theatre, fueled with adventure, inspired by the mysteries of our universe, and brought to life by brave storytellers.

In this session students will:

  • Collaborate as an ensemble to devise a story inspired by outer space
  • Develop and ensemble culture and demonstrate personal responsibility and commitment to a collaborative process.
  • Discover how to make bold acting choices using your voice and body
  • Create dynamic and expressive characters
  • Explore your own creative voice and visions for the story

Who should attend: This session is designed for students who are in 3rd through 5th grade. It is an awesome class for students who enjoy adventure, thinking big, creative play, and science fiction.

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Summer Camp (Grades 6-12)

Session 1 | Sketch Writing & Performance – SOLD OUT

Comedy Session

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Dates: June 21-June 25
Time: 9am-3pm
Price: $225

Dive into the world of sketch comedy writing and performance! Students will discover their comedic voice in the collaborative environment of the “writer’s room” and perform in a collection of sketches written by your peers.

In this session students will:

  • Shape your own unique voice as a comedy writer.
  • Learn and identify a variety of sketch comedy scene styles. 
  • Work collaboratively to develop original scene-work.
  • Experience the sketch writing process from conception to performance.
  • Identify the elements of “game” and “pattern” in comedy.
  • Demonstrate the importance of ensemble work and group mind when performing comedy

Who should attend: This session is designed for students who are in 6th through 12th grade.  It is awesome for students who crack up at “Saturday Night Live” or “All That.”  Budding writers and those who are looking to collaborate creatively will find this session to be a breath of fresh of air. 

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Session 2 | Best of Lin-Manuel Miranda – SOLD OUT

Musical  Intensive

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Dates: June 28-July 2
Time: 9am-3pm
Price: $225

Beyond Hamilton, Lin Manuel created and contributed to a collection of musicals, songs and poignant stories. This week-long session celebrates some of our favorite pieces by this fantastic modern composer and wordsmith, and gives young artists the opportunity to learn and grow by bringing his hits to life.

In this session students will:

  • Discover “deep-cuts” from Miranda like music from Bring It On: The Musical and the musical Working
  • Analyze and Connect the themes from some of Miranda’s most popular songs. 
  • Collaborate to create your own Miranda-styled musical piece.
  • Discover and hone your ear for musical rhythm, tempo and timing. 
  • Explore the music-making process using a variety of percussion instruments.
  • Identify the elements of musical performance that make an audience lean in.

Who should attend: This session is designed for students in 6th through 12th grade. Students who love musical theatre or are looking for a musical performance experience will love this session! It is an awesome class for someone who may or may not have memorized the entire Hamilton soundtrack and is counting down the days until In the Heights is released in theatres.

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Session 3 | Musical Improv 

Creative Play Session

Space Now Available!!!

Dates: July 5-July 9
Time: 9am-3pm
Price: $225

Discover the joy of musical improv! In this week-long intensive, students will work with American Stage Improv directors and performers to learn the magic of creating impromptu musicals that make an audience laugh, cry, dance and sing along. (A “good” singing voice is not required)

In this session students will:

  • Develop your comedic voice through rhythm and rhyme.
  • Explore improv scene work and character development. 
  • Learn improvised narrative story structure, and explore other genres of improv performance formats.
  • Develop an ear for musical song structure.
  • Create bold and dynamic characters.
  • Identify and demonstrate the elements of “game” and “pattern” in comedy.

Who should attend: This session is designed for students who are in 6th through 12th grade.  It is awesome for students who enjoy collaboration, song-writing, dramedies, bold characters, and love musical theatre. If you sing to your pets at home, this session is for you.

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Session 4 | Dark Disney: Villains & Anti-Heroes 

Disney Music Session

Another session added!

Dates: July 12-July 16
Time: 9am-3pm
Price: $225

From Maleficent to Ursula and the meanest antagonists in between, discover the voice of the villain. Explore their back stories and recreate iconic moments from your favorite films to answer the question, “What would happen if they made a different choice?”

In this session students will:

  • Discover learn about the narrative arc of the anti-hero
  • Learn the stories behind some of Disney’s most popular characters. 
  • Use improvisation to develop new endings to villains stories. 
  • Explore narrative structure and first person storytelling.
  • Create bold and dynamic characters with a clear and surprising point of view

Who should attend: This session is designed for students who are in 6th through 12th grade.  It is awesome for students who enjoy character analysis, exercise empathy, and typically wonder why the villain in the story is so cruel.

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Session 5 | Musical Theatre: Power Dance Moves – SOLD OUT

Dance & Movement Session

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Dates: July 19-July 23
Time: 9am-3pm
Price: $225

One of our most popular sessions returns! Explore a variety of musical theatre numbers and movement styles at all levels. Learn how to pop in an audition, command focus on stage, and flow with an ensemble to tell a strong story through movement.

In this session students will:

  • Explore a variety of contemporary dance styles
  • Hone your movement technique
  • Create a story and embody characters through physical expression
  • Discover your own unique movement style and what will make them shine on stage and in the audition room
  • Develop confidence in their creative physical expression

Who should attend: This session is designed for students who are in 6th through 12th grade.  It is awesome for students who enjoy dance and movement, or would like to develop more confidence in this area of your performance skillset. While prior dance experience is beneficial, it is not required.

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Session 6&7 | Speak Out: Creating Our Future – SOLD OUT

2 week Devised Playwriting & Performance Session

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Dates: July 26-August 6
Time: 9am-3pm
Price: $450

You are the future. Your stories, thoughts, ideas, experiences and visions make a difference. Through exploring a variety of playwriting and devising exercises, young artists in this session craft a theatrical piece that speaks to our world now. You will gain writing, collaboration, and devising skills while empowering your own unique voice. 

In this session students will:

  • Explore a variety of devising, improvising, and writing techniques to create a meaningful story
  • Discover the genre of theatre for social change
  • Elevate your own creative voice 
  • Develop a piece of theater they feel is important for our community to experience
  • Participate in creating and maintaining a collaborative and cohesive ensemble 
  • Demonstrate accountability and commitment to a collective goal

Who should attend: This session is designed for students who are in 6th through 12th grade.  It is awesome for students who enjoy creating and writing poignant stories, and believe that strong storytelling can ignite and inspire an audience.  Students who are eager to express your voice and point of view will feel empowered by the opportunity to create a piece of theater that is unique to this class and the ensemble that they build.

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*To Purchase Lunch with your Camp Session,  select “Education Full Price + Lunch” at checkout. This will add one week of lunch. To purchase your second week of lunch click here. 

Financial Aid through our Sponsor-A-Student Program

Thank you for your interest in American Stage’s Summer Camp Financial Aid program!

EVERY child should have access to a high quality arts education. Seeing theatre, and participating in theatre-making empowers us to be bolder, wiser, and more compassionate on stage and in lifeOur SPONSOR-A-STUDENT program provides financial support for young people to experience theatre and playmaking across our programs. At little to no cost, children and teens have the opportunity to attend Summer Programs

Para más información sobre la solicitud de ayuda financiera en Español, por favor envíanos un email a education@americanstage.org o llamanos al (727) 823-1600, extensión 212.

Applying for Sponsor A Student is easy!

  • The deadline to apply for financial aid for Summer 2021 is April 23rd, 2021.
  • After completing an online application, you will receive an email confirming receipt.
  • At the end of May 2021, you will hear from us (via the email you provided on your application) to confirm if you have received a Sponsor A Student financial aid package. This email will also include next steps on enrolling and preparing for the session.

Important Reminders:

Every Sponsor A Student application requires support materials be uploaded or mailed. Applications cannot be processed until we receive both support materials. Required support materials are:

1. Select One of Following Options:
Statement of Interest: A brief (1/2 – 1 page) letter or video (30-60 seconds) from your student answering the following questions:
– Why do you want to attend the program?
– What do you hope to gain or learn through our programs?
– What do you think you can bring or give to this program?
OR
– A sample of the student’s artistic work (a piece of writing, poetry, drawing, video of a performance, a song they like to sing, a joke they enjoy telling, etc.). Photos and scans of original documents are great. Please note that the artistic piece can be a work in progress and does not need to be polished. Our main goal is to the see the student exercising their creative expression.
OR
– A letter/statement of recommendation from the student’s teacher about why they see them an excellent fit for this program.

2. Select one of the following to prove your annual income (Please blur or black out your social security number before including):
– Your most recent household tax returns (2019 or 2020)
-4 Pay Stubs
-Letter from your employer
-Disability Insurance
-Unemployment Documentation

Tips for a great application:

  • Be specific. We want to get to know you and your student! The more information you provide, the better! When describing your family’s need in the application, provide as many details as possible (Why are you applying for financial aid, what is your current financial situation, etc.), so that we can award aid accordingly.
  • Be prompt. Be sure to submit your application on time! Late applications will likely not be processed.
  • Be precise. Be sure to complete each section of the application as accurately as possible.

Other Community Sponsored Funding Support Opportunities

Creative Pinellas Arts Summer Camp Grant

The Creative Pinellas Arts Summer Camp Grant was created to make it possible for young people in Pinellas County to have high quality arts and cultural experiences at Pinellas County area summer camps.

For more information or if you are having problems enrolling online, contact the Education Department at 727-823-1600 x 212 or education@americanstage.org.