Scholarships / Grants
AACTMAD's Scholarships & Grants Program exists to promote the enjoyment of traditional dance, music, and song by encouraging
individuals to participate in local, regional, and national activities and thereby enriching their lives and sense of community through
these experiences. These scholarships and grants are described below:
- CDSS Group Affiliate Priority Spots
AACTMAD, as a Group Affiliate of CDSS, is entitled to CDSS Group Affiliate Priority Spots for up to two members to attend CDSS
weeklong camp or course events each year. This enables AACTMAD members to most effectively take advantage of the resources and
opportunities offered by CDSS summer programs for the benefit of our local community. (The deadline for this is early March.)
- Membership Scholarships
These scholarships introduce non-member individuals to our community-based organization of traditional music, dance, and song by
providing benefits of a one-year AACTMAD regular membership.
- Individual Grants
These grants promote the enjoyment of traditional dance, music, and song by our local community by encouraging and enabling
individuals’ participation in local, regional, and national activities and thereby enriching their lives and sense of community
through attending ongoing traditional dance, music, or song events. Individual Grants pay a portion of registration fees for
attendance at local, regional, or national traditional dance, music, or song events, weekends, camps, or festivals. In return,
Individual Grant recipients enrich our local dance community with their enhanced skills and enthusiasm for traditional music, song,
and dance through specific actions and activities that they describe in their Individual Grant Proposal. A second goal is to encourage
AACTMAD members to become leaders in our traditional dance, music, and song community and to gain exposure to and awareness of
traditional music and dance leadership opportunities on a regional and national level. Successful proposals will be specific,
measurable, achievable, realistic, and time bound. Applicants must be AACTMAD members. Preference will be given for attendance at
events that provide matching funds through the event’s own grant or scholarship program for which recipients must also apply.
Preference will be given to young AACTMAD members and to those who have not previously attended the camp or festival for which the
Individual Grant is requested. Financial need is also a consideration.
- Event Grants
- Funds are available from the AACTMAD Board to enable project organizers clearly define and carefully plan events and
activities consistent with AACTMAD’s mission. Contact a member of the Scholarship & Grants Committee or the AACTMAD Board for details.
Please check out the Scholarship Application Forms for further instructions and submit one today!
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