What do I need to submit?
We want to see the best version of you. All you have to do is submit the TWO required videos and another option of your choice. Details will Sing and dance! Perform a monologue and sing a song! Play drums and recite a spoken word piece. Whatever makes you happy. Just submit two separate videos of yourself fulfilling the requirement on each video. You may submit a third video...it's up to you!
Are there video requirements for each category?
Videos should not run longer than 90 seconds. If using a phone to film, make sure to film yourself with the camera held horizontally. Please film them in a well lit area where we can see your face. If dancing or playing an instrument please make sure that we can see your entire body or instrument if it covers your body. Please do not submit anything profane or vulgar.
Can I perform something acapella?
We'd prefer you perform with a track if an accompanist is not available. Please choose something in a key that is comfortable for you.
Do I need to perform in a specific style?
No, perform whatever you do best. We just want to get to know your artistry.
Can I submit something original?
Dancers and Musicians are allowed to submit original works. Singers and Actors must submit something from a published work.
I don't have a headshot or résumé, what do I do?
We just want to see you. Upload any current picture of yourself you like. It should represent who are you right now. The picture should be from the last thirty days.
If you don't have a resume, feel free to type on a sheet of paper that you have no stage experience. If you've done anything at all, even if it was in church or when you were a toddler, feel free to add all of that in.
When is the last day to submit?
All videos must be submitted by March 1, 2024 at 11:59pm.
How many people are accepted into the program?
ASI is designed to cater to individuals. We spend a lot of time giving each student one on one attention. We like to get our know our participants well. It creates a strong sense of trust among those involved so we only take a max of 16 participants each year.
When will I know if I made it?
All accepted students will be notified of their acceptance on/around April 1, 2024. A 20% deposit will have to be made by April 15th to hold your spot in the program. Failure to do so will result in your spot being given to someone else.
I'm ready to submit, what do I do now?
To upload your auditions, click here.
- When does ASI begin?
ASI will run Monday - Friday, June 24 - July 14, 2024, from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. These hours will be adjusted to extend slightly during their final week.
- What is the cost of the ArtsCentric Summer Institute?
The total cost of the three week in-person intensive is $950.
- What is included in the cost of tuition?
The tuition covers the student rate and includes a professional headshot, ASI t-shirt, one-on-one coaching, and valuable resources/materials that can be used for future auditions/performances. Artists will also be given the chance to showcase their talent for local college professors and department heads, as well as, casting directors in theatre, television and film. This is an invaluable experience to our participants that is not done anywhere else in Baltimore.
- Are scholarships available?
Scholarships will be examined on a case by case basis. Please email us at education@ArtsCentric.org for further details.
- Are payment plans available?
Payments plans are available and may be setup by emailing education@ArtsCentric.org.
- How do I get into ASI? What are the eligibility requirements?
ASI is open to teens and young adults ages 14 - 22 years of age. All must audition.
- What happens in a typical day at ASI?
ASI combines a core set of studio and master classes taught by professionals with regional, national/international tour, and Broadway credits.
Classes are divided into small groups and focus on acting, dancing, singing, and auditioning & performance skills. Each day will culminate in rehearsal for the musical to be performed at the conclusion of the institute.
- Will lunch be provided by ASI?
No, students will still have a lunch break but we will not be providing lunch. We advise students to bring their lunches. We shy away from students leaving campus during the day. However, we do recommend each student bring a large water bottle to keep with them throughout the day.
- Will there be a parent meeting for general information?
We will hold a parent meeting during the first day of the intensive, Monday, June 24, 2024 at 8:45 a.m. We ask that all parents attend this important meeting as you will have the opportunity to meet our staff, ask questions and address any concerns. A virtual option will be provided for those unable to attend in person.
- Where will ASI be held?
ASI will be held at ArtsCentric located at 2600 N. Howard St in Baltimore, MD.
- May I visit and observe classes?
We ask that parents not visit during classes as we have found it to be a distraction to the students. You will have an opportunity to see what your child has been working on at their performances.
- Will there be a virtual viewing option for final performances?
Unfortunately, there will be no virtual viewing options for performances.