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Oregon Center for the Arts - Young Artists Institute

The Oregon Center for the Arts Young Artists Institute is a ten day summer residential program, held in Ashland, Oregon on the Southern Oregon University campus. Students receive first-class instruction by professional artists in creative writing, theater and/or fine arts through intensive hands-on workshops, mentoring, evaluation and presentation of completed works.

Date: July 8 - July 17, 2016

Ages: Grades 9-12
(Including graduating seniors)

Tuition and Fees: $995 and no application fee.  There is an additional $25 supply fee for visual arts students. 

Click here to pay online

All Tuition Assistance for 2016 has been awarded. 


Our goal: is to provide a lively, supportive environment where students can stretch their talents, discover new strengths, and challenge themselves in the company of peers who share their interests.
Come learn and create with other talented high school students who share your creative spark!

Application and Recommendation forms (fillable pdf)
The PDF application and recommendation forms can be filled out on your computer. WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS and will continue to do so as long as space remains available.

Follow these steps to complete the form:
1. Save a copy of the attached form(s) to your hard drive.
2. Enter all required fields of information.
3. Save the completed form on your hard drive.
4. Now you can print the form and submit it.

Note to Mac users: If you plan to type into the PDF forms, open them in Acrobat Reader, NOT in Mac Preview.

Please call to be added to the Young Artists Institute mailing list.
541-552-6452 or 541-552-6899

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Jackson County Cultural Coalition funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust, investing in Oregon's arts, humanities and heritage.
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