Sitka Fine Arts Camp
|It is proposed that this article be deleted because of the following concern:
If you can address this concern by improving, copyediting, sourcing, renaming or merging the page, please edit this page and do so. You may remove this message if you improve the article or otherwise object to deletion for any reason. Although not required, you are encouraged to explain why you object to the deletion, either in your edit summary or on the talk page. If this template is removed, do not replace it.
The article may be deleted if this message remains in place for seven days, i.e., after 15:29, 21 April 2014 (UTC).
Please consider notifying the author/project:
Timestamp: 20140414152940 15:29, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
|Sitka Fine Arts Camp|
|Location||Sitka, Alaska, United States|
Founded in 1973, Sitka Fine Arts Camp is a multi-disciplinary arts camp featuring the dramatic arts, music, literary arts, visual arts (ceramics, painting, drawing, sculpture, mask making, photography, video production, Alaska Native arts), and dance. The camp features four separate sessions: "mini camp" (fifth grade and below), middle school camp, high school camp, and a musical theatre camp for high school and college students. Each session culminates in final performances and visual art exhibits. The camp was founded at the Sheldon Jackson College campus, moved to the University of Alaska Southeast/Mt. Edgecumbe High School campus in the 1980s, switched back to Sheldon Jackson College in the 1990s, returned to the Mt. Edgecumbe High School campus in 2006, and in 2011, after the bankruptcy of Sheldon Jackson College and the transfer of its campus to the Fine Arts Camp's parent organization, the camp returned to the SJ campus.
- In 2004, was selected by the National Endowment for the Arts as one of ten exceptional summer arts programs in the country.
- In 2004, camp executive director Roger Schmidt was awarded the 2004 Alaska Governor's Award for Arts Education.
- In 2005, was selected by the National Endowment for the Arts as one of 25 exceptional summer arts programs in the country.
- In 2007 received the Coming Up Taller Award from the President's Committee on Arts and Humanities at a ceremony with First Lady, Laura Bush at the White House.