ARTS NC STATE celebrates amazing, creative NC State students—all non-arts major—who create and perform art in music, dance and theatre. The ARTS NC STATE Performing Arts Awards highlight a few of these extraordinary performing artists.
The Performing Arts Awards, specifically named The Creative Artist Award and The Performing Artist Award were first awarded during the 2010-2011 academic year. The awards are administered and funded by ARTS NC STATE and were originally made possible from a generous grant from the NC State Foundation, Inc.
The Creative Artist Award
The ARTS NC STATE Creative Artist Award recognizes original work in music, dance and theatre created by NC State students.
A committee of music, dance and theatre faculty annually reviews submissions of original work in the fields of music, dance and theatre.
Each winning creative artist(s) receives $500, and the selected work(s) will be performed in the following academic year by the appropriate ARTS NC STATE performing arts program.
Who is eligible to apply for the Creative Artist Award?
The award is open to any currently enrolled, full-time NC State student. A group submission will only be accepted if all students in the group are currently enrolled, full-time NC State students. Entrants are not required to enroll/participate in the arts programs at NC State.
How are Creative Artist Award winners selected?
A committee of music, dance and theatre faculty annually reviews submissions of original work in the fields of music, dance and theatre, and chooses the artists who best exemplify the award(s) for Creative Artist. Read about past award winners >
How many Creative Artist Awards are given each year?
The Creative Artist Award is intended to honor one student each in music, dance and theatre, but the judges retain the right to award multiple winners in a single area or to make no award at all.
What do winners of the Creative Artist Award receive?
Each winning creative artist(s) receives $500 along with recognition in the following year’s ARTS NC STATE playbill. The selected work(s) will be performed in the following academic year by the appropriate ARTS NC STATE performing arts program.
A corresponding $1,000 grant is given to the appropriate program or department to assist in the production of the selected work by the Music Department, Dance Program and/or University Theatre.
What happens if a group submission wins?
If one or more artists submit an original work as group, the $500 will be split between members of the group.
How will winners be notified?
Winners will be notified by email and posted on ncsu.edu/arts.
How do I apply for the Creative Artist Award?
- Submissions must be accompanied by the Creative Artist Award Entry Form (Word document).
- See additional entry rules below for specific department requirements.
- Submissions (CD, manuscripts, etc.) will not be returned to entrant.
- Limit one entry per student or group per academic year.
Additional Entry Rules for Specific Departments:
Students wishing to apply in the field of music must submit an original written score for one of the ensembles of the department: solo piano, solo voice, voice and piano, mixed choir, mixed choir and piano, men’s choir, men’s choir and piano, women’s choir, women’s choir and piano, wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, jazz combo, orchestra, Pipes & Drums.
Any other combinations of instruments must be cleared in advance by contacting the Director of the Music Department. The Director’s written permission must be included with your submission. No recordings are required though MIDI realizations but may be included if desired.
Upon notification of winning, award recipient must produce individual parts of the winning work by advance date given or prize will be forfeited.
Students wishing to apply for the Creative Artist Award in the field of dance must submit the
- A DVD of the work in progress or completed work to be considered either from original work developed in a Dance Program Class, Company, or independently (including samples of movement vocabulary, themes and any developed materials),
- A two-page narrative/project proposal outlining concept and plans for development and staging of the proposed choreographic work.
Students wishing to submit original theatrical works must present three
copies of the typewritten
manuscript to be read by a committee of theatre professionals. Please submit manuscript on 8.5" x 11" paper, 1.5 to double spacing, 11 point Times New Roman font.
Any genre, theme or content is acceptable. The submission may either be an one‐act or full‐length play. University Theatre will work with the winner to determine presentation timing and mode.
Acceptance of the award gives University Theatre first reading/production rights and winner must be willing to work with the Director and University Theatre staff in adapting work.
The ARTS NC STATE Performing Artist Award honors outstanding student performers in music, dance and theatre.
Recipients of the Performing Artist Award are chosen by adjudicating faculty. The winning performing artist(s) will receive $500 and acknowledgement in the following year’s ARTS NC STATE playbills.
Who is eligible for a Performing Artist Award?
The students who will be considered for this award are any current full-time NC State student enrolled in a music, dance or theatre course and/or involved in a Music Department, Dance Program or University Theatre production or performance.
How are Performing Artist Award winners selected?
Faculty in each performing arts area (music, dance and theatre) will choose the artist who best exemplifies the performance of the year. Read about past award winners >
How many Performing Artist Awards are given each year?
It is intended that the Performing Artist Award honor one student each in music, dance and theatre, but the judges retain the right to award multiple winners in a single area or to make no award at all.
How will winners be notified?
Winners will be notified via email and announced on ncsu.edu/arts.