Applications will open soon for the summer 2021 session of the Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA), and the first virtual information session on how to apply will be at 4:30 p.m. ET on Oct. 1.

Registration for the Oct. 1 GSA information session is required in advance.

The program is open to Kentucky high school sophomores and juniors. It’s tuition-free and offers free room and board while participants take seminars in nine artistic disciplines: architecture and design, creative writing, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theater, new media, visual art and vocal music. 

For details, go to the Governor’s School for the Arts website. You also can follow GSA on Facebook and Instagram.

Guides for applying will be posted online Oct. 14, and applications will be accepted Nov. 4-Jan. 10. More virtual information sessions will be held throughout December.

Accepted students and alternates will be announced April 16, and GSA will take place June 27-July 17 at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

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