Poetry Out Loud – National Finals

Join us as state champions from high schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico compete for the Poetry Out Loud national title!
Enjoy this live, one-time only WEBCAST of the Poetry Out Loud semifinals on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 and and the national finals on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

Congressional Art Competition – The Changing Realities in Which We Live


Artwork Submission Due Tuesday, April 23, 2019 @ 04:00

St. Croix participants, please drop off Artwork to the Office of Congresswoman Plaskett on 60 King Street, Frederiksted St. Thomas/St. John participants, please drop off Artwork to the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts (VICA), directly across from the Fort Christian Museum in the Francois Building.

Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge

The National Endowment for the Arts and the American Theatre Wing are looking for emerging songwriting stars for the Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge. This national competition is open to high school students who have a passion for writing songs that could be part of a musical theater production. Musical theater encompasses a wide range of musical styles including hip-hop, rock, R&B, country, jazz, and more.

This year marks the second national competition with applications accepted now until April 30, 2019 at midnight ET. So send in your song today.  Apply Here

2019 Poetry Out Loud-Territorial Finals

On March 9, 2019 the Virgin Islands Council on the Art’s held it’s 12th annual Poetry Out Loud Competition. These are the winners from left to right; Mahlana Graham (territorial champion), Anika Hahnfeld (2nd place) and Angelica Sterling (3rd place). Mahlana will advance to the National Finals in Washington D.C. to represent the Virgin Islands.


Haystack is an international, non-profit, studio program in the arts, offering six
one- and two-week studio workshop sessions to craft-makers and visual artists
of all skill levels, led by prominent faculty artists. Haystack also offers a residency program, conferences, a visiting artist series, spring and fall workshops specifically for Maine residents, and workshop series and mentorship programs for Maine high school students.
MARCH 1 is the Deadline for Open Studio Residency and Scholarship Applications

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