UA-PTC and Argenta Community Theater create PACT Scholarship for unique hands-on stagecraft experience
UA-PTC and The Argenta Community Theater are pleased to announce a new partnership, the PACT Scholarship, that will give students the ability to receive college credit for working and learning set design, stage management, and audio and technical work.
The scholarship offers students hands-on, real-life experience in working within a professional stage production environment at the Argenta Community Theater (ACT), while enhancing their academic efforts as students enrolled at UA-PTC’s Center for Humanities and Arts.
“We are very excited to be working with UA – Pulaski Tech to bring this unique opportunity for education and the arts to Central Arkansas,” said Vince Insalaco, co-founder and Artistic Director at Argenta Community Theater. “The Argenta area has quickly become a thriving arts district and this partnership will only enhance the future for anyone considering a future in the arts. The PACT name is a combination of ‘Pulaski Tech’ and the ‘Argenta Community Theater,’ and together we are creating a pact that’s a win-win for education, arts and the community,” he added.
Up to four scholarships per year will be awarded annually in the amount of $1000 per semester, per student, which is equally funded between ACT and the UA-PTC Foundation. The scholarship may be awarded for up to four semesters. Student must be at least 18 years of age and must have at least a 2.5 cumulative G.P.A in order to apply for the scholarship. Students must also maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher to be eligible for renewal. All recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours at UA-PTC to maintain eligibility. Applicants for the scholarship will also be asked to participate in a qualifying interview process. The schedule will be determined by the ACT supervisor and the production schedule. Other requirements will apply.
Shelia Glasscock, UA-PTC Theater Instructor will oversee the partnership for UA-PTC. Sara Cooke with The Argenta Community Theater will be responsible for supervising students on-site and will oversee scheduling and work assignments. Sara may assign students to work within departments at ACT, and students will be expected to take direction from department supervisors.
Scholarship interviews for the Spring 2018 semester will be conducted in January 2018. Those interested in applying should contact Sheila Glasscock at [email protected] or at (501) 812-2830.
About Argenta Community Theater
The Argenta Community Theater (ACT) is a non-profit organization committed to serving the community through education and advancement of the performing arts. Through its facilities, ACT also seeks to strengthen cooperation among non-profits within the community. For more information, visit www.argentacommunitytheater.org. Phone: (501) 680-0539