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Adult Improv Classes Diversity Scholarships

As part of our commitment to DEIA and ensuring the performing arts are accessible for all, Empire Arts Collective, in collaboration with Windhaus Improv, is excited to announce the launch of a new full ride scholarship program for our adult classes. This program is aimed at promoting equity and accessibility in the world of improvisational theater by providing access for folks from communities that have been historically marginalized and are interested in enriching their lives and finding joy through improvisation.

For each adult improv class offered by Empire Arts Collective in 2024, one slot will be held for a recipient of a diversity scholarship (additional slots may be held in the future, based on need and community response) that will cover 100% of the tuition costs associated with each class.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include:

  • Applicants who self-identify as being a member of historically disadvantaged and/or marginalized communities (BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+, disabled and/or neurodiverse, etc.)
  • Family members of application review panelists, those in a romantic relationship with panelists, and panelists themselves are not eligible for this scholarship.

To Apply: Please complete this Google form (https://forms.gle/quZ36gxBHJBHgjRy6) The form must be completed in full by no later than 2 weeks prior to the start of class. You can apply for multiple scholarships.

Deadline: The deadline to submit your application is 2 weeks prior to the start date of the class for which you are applying. See below for dates:

Intermediate Improv Class: Tuesdays, 7-9 PM, June 4th – July 9th, 2024

Basic Improv Intensive: June 8th and 9th, 2024

Basic Improv Class: Tuesdays, 7-9 PM, September 17th – October 22nd, 2024

Intermediate improv intensive: November 9th & 10th, 2024

Advanced Improv: Short Form Games Intensive: December 7th and 8th, 2024

Selection: Applicants will be chosen based on their adherence to the eligibility criteria outlined above. Applications will be reviewed by our volunteer panel composed of those who self-identify as members of marginalized/underserved communities. The applicant who is selected after this review process will be notified via email by no later than one week prior to the start of class. We will also reach out to applicants who were not selected.

Questions or Assistance: If you require assistance submitting this application, please reach out to Improv Program Director Jessilee Windhaus at jessilee@empireartscollective.com (Jessilee is not on the review panel).

Empire Arts Collective: Empire Arts Collective is a Sacramento-based performing arts nonprofit with a mission to incubate unique, inclusive performing arts opportunities that create joy and community for a variety of experience levels. EIN 81-2974146

More about EAC: https://empireartscollective.org/about/
DEIA statement: https://empireartscollective.org/about/#deia
More about our improv program: https://empireartscollective.org/improv/

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