The Maroon 9 Community Enrichment Organization presents its inaugural Virtual Fine Arts Competition, to be held on Saturday April 10th from 2 PM-4 PM. The competition is open to middle and high school students who will compete in one of six fine arts categories and a total of over $1,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to winners. The competition seeks to provide youth interested in fine arts a viable outlet to display their talent, learn from professionals and win their portion of the cash prizes.
Student competitors will compete in the categories of theatre, dance, visual art, spoken word/poetry, vocal or instrumental music. Ever looking to impact the students beyond the competition, participants chosen to compete will have an opportunity to take part in a master class taught by a professional in their selected fine arts category. Applicants may apply for more than one fine arts category but can only compete in one. A maximum of 25 applicants will be selected to compete in each category.
The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 24th and selected students will be notified the following week. Once notified of their selection students will then pay the $10.00 registration fee. The required master class will convene virtually on Saturday, March 27th from Noon-1 PM. Additionally, Maroon 9 is offering a $500 scholarship for seniors attending an HBCU in pursuit of a degree in fine/performing arts. Essay submissions are accepted until Wednesday, March 31, 2021 and students must detail how participating in fine arts has impacted their life, and the personal importance of attending an HBCU. Students can submit their essay, here.
Acting With Mrs. Davis remains persistent in its resolve to bolster the community by impacting youth in fine arts. Founder and Theatre Teaching Artist ShaVonne Banks-Davis is paying it forward by donating $1000 towards the Virtual Fine Arts Competition and scholarship with proceeds received from a $10,000 grant received last year from Beyonce Carter’s BeyGOOD Foundation.
This event is the first of its kind from Maroon 9 which works to serve the greater Fort Worth community through youth enrichment programs, community events and Sickle Cell Disease awareness. Should you choose to volunteer or give a tax-deductible donation, you can do so, here.