The Saint Louis Chapter of NSAL has established a fund to support young artists from the ages of 14 through 30. The Artist Support funds are for private study, for specific training, or for special needs relating to the applicant's field of artistic endeavor, including art, dance, drama, literature, music, and musical theater. The funds may not be used for high school or college tuition.
The applicant may receive up to $1,000 in any one year. Subsequent requests should be accompanied by evidence of continuing artistic development. No applicant shall receive more than a total of $2,000. Awards will be given on the basis of artistic merit and financial need, and applicants must demonstrate exceptional talent and promise of future success.
There is no deadline, and applications are reviewed upon receipt. Please send the application by email to the Artist Support Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must include a cover letter, documentation of age, a resume, two letters of recommendation, and samples of creative work. Supporting materials that are Word documents or pdf files may be sent as attachments to the email. Large files (over 5 MB, individually or in total) should not be sent by email, but should be mailed on a flash drive to Artist Support Chair, P.O. Box 50101, Clayton, MO 63105. Please make sure to include a copy of your application letter with the flash drive. The application must be submitted at least two months before the financial aid is needed.