Arts Education


CNY Arts engages with educators, school administrators, teaching artists and students from grade school to college to provide opportunities for arts education in our communities, schools and universities across central New York. 

Young Artists Scholarship Program

The purpose of the program is to support young people in grades 7-12 in their artistic development by giving some financial assistance in Advanced or Ongoing Study or Summer Intensive Programs for young, gifted students who are already in training, and to benefit beginning students by increasing their exposure.


Support for Teaching Artists Regional Training Program



STAR Training is a pilot program for Teaching Artists in central NY. STAR Training Teaching Artists are artist-educators looking to deepen their practice and enhance the marketability of their work through professional development, networking, and developing a Central NY Teaching Artist Sharing Network.



Dasher's Magical Gift



With Dasher's Magical Gift, CNY Arts continues its 36-year long tradition of providing an educational and affordable production filled with colorful characters, ample doses of humor, and holiday magic for students and schools throughout Central New York.



Arts in Higher Education Consortium

The Consortium's mission is to: Enhance academics in the arts through the exchange of information and cross-pollination of ideas; Support arts faculty by fostering regional planning and collaboration; and Work in conjunction to strengthen opportunities for arts students to learn and work in the region both during and after graduation.



Michael Harms Theater Festival

The Michael Harms Theater Festival, presented in partnership with Cayuga Community College, fosters greater interest in theater by students and teachers in our area high schools. The Festival offers high quality workshops for students, led by talented, educated working professional in many different theater disciplines ranging from acting, dance auditioning, scenic painting, special effects makeup and many more. The Festival ends with an awards ceremony, celebrating the work presented by the students. 


Below is a list of scholarships for young artists. This list was provided by Outside Scholarships, an organization created to give college-bound students an easily accessible database of known outside scholarships. 

Arts scholarships