Creative Talent and Music Awards

 

Committed to supporting young women with a talent and interest in the fine and performing arts, Hollins is pleased to offer Creative Talent and Music Awards (CTMA) to students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of creative writing, dance, studio art, theatre, or music. Students are encouraged to apply for consideration. Recipients receive a four-year renewable scholarship of up to $2,000.

Scholarship application deadline is February 1, 2022.


Steps to apply for Creative Talent and Music Awards

  1. Apply for admission to Hollins from our website or the Common Application
  2. Complete the scholarship application by the deadline of February 1.
  3. Craft and submit your written response of 400-500 words; discuss the following:
    • Prompt: In what way has your creative talent shaped you?
    • Your response should be sent via email (see Step 4 below) through the Material Collection Form that will be sent via email.

4.  Submit your portfolio materials

    • Each CTMA category has specific portfolio guidelines. Please review the guidelines for your chosen category carefully, Contact us with questions at huadm@hollins.edu. Your portfolio materials will be submitted  using the Material Collection Form that will be sent via email.

CTMA applications will be accepted in the following areas:

Creative Writing

  • Option 1: Poetry – submit three original poems
  • Option 2: Prose – one piece of nonfiction or fiction, up to five-pages in length, double-spaced
  • Option 3: Combination – one poem and one short prose piece. Total submission cannot exceed four pages, double-spaced.

Dance

Video submission of a solo audition routine via YouTube link*

  • Routine should not be longer than three minutes in length
  • Routine can be choreographed to showcase any dance genre

Studio Art

Digital portfolio of 10 pieces

  • Images will be submitted as a collection by uploading images into a provided template

Theatre

Video submissions to be provided via YouTube link*

  • Option 1: Performance – two contrasting monologues of up to one minute in length each. Musical theatre performance can also be submitted.
  • Option 2: Theatre Design – Submission of up to 10 images or a YouTube video recording of up to two minutes in length
  • Option 3: Playwriting – Option of a written piece of up to 10 pages or YouTube video of up to two minutes in length

Music

Video submissions to be provided via YouTube link*

Those with exceptional talent in instrumental and vocal music are invited to apply.

  • Up to two performances; each piece should not be longer than three minutes.
  • Vocal and instrumental submissions are welcome as well as original compositions.

*YouTube links should be “public” or “unlisted” – links listed as “private” are not able to be viewed