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ADA – The Chickasaw Arts Academy is accepting applications for the 2022 summer session. This unique academy emphasizes Chickasaw and other Southeastern First American cultures and tribal aesthetics through fine art and the performing arts. Applications are available at

Applications must be submitted by May 25. Eligibility requires entrants to be between the ages of 8 and 18 prior to July 9, Chickasaw or dependent on a Chickasaw citizen or former entrant.

The Chickasaw Arts Academy is an intensive exploration of diverse artistic fields, career-preparatory programming, and student-focused skills development. Participants gain experience in 2D and 3D visual arts, culinary arts, musical theatre, dance, vocal music, instrumental music and composition, photography, theater technology, video production, fashion and props design, costume design, special effects and makeup, and much more. .

For the 2022 summer session, students are split into the following programs to accommodate specific ages and skill levels:

• Beginning of artistic rotation – STAR – (8-10 years). Orientation for students, parents and teachers is July 9th. The academy begins on July 11 and lasts until July 15. The week-long experience will conclude with an arts gala showcasing student work and a showcase of performing arts on Friday, July 15 at East Central University, located at 1100 E. 14th St. Academy for this age group are held during the day. Accommodation and transportation are not provided.

• Intermediate (11-13 years old) and Majors (14-18 years old). Orientation for students, parents and teachers is July 16th. The academy begins on July 18 and lasts until July 22. The summer session will end on Friday July 22 with an artistic gala to share the work of the students with works of visual art, culinary creations and a showcase. incorporating all disciplines of the performing arts into a final production at ECU. Transportation is not provided. Intermediate academy sessions take place during the day. 14-18 year olds can spend the night on campus. Accommodation is provided for students between the ages of 14 and 18. To attend the academy of majors, students must be 14 years old by July 16.

Attendance at the academy’s summer session is a prerequisite for the fall session, spring session, and any additional Chickasaw Arts Academy sessions.

If accepted, students must be ready to commit to the full term. Students should have age-appropriate communication skills based on standard teacher training. To better meet the needs of students, please disclose any relevant developmental and/or behavioral conditions so that accommodations or arrangements can be made prior to the academy. For more information, contact the Chickasaw Nation Arts and Humanities Office at 580-272-5520 or email [email protected]