The Huntington Arts Council is proud to announce one visual arts scholarship and two dance scholarship opportunities for 2021.
The Joan Aboff Memorial Art Scholarship, 2021
The Joan Aboff Memorial Art Scholarship is a competitive visual arts scholarship for painting and drawing majors to Usdan; Summer Camp for the Arts. 11th and 12th grade students residing in the town of Huntington may apply. The scholarship is valued at $4550.00. The scholarship is funded by the Aboff family.
This award is being given in honor of the late Joan Aboff. Ms. Aboff was a strong supporter of local arts organizations and was very involved with her community. She volunteered frequently with the Huntington Arts Council and the Art League of Long Island. We appreciate her passion and dedication for the arts.
The deadline to apply for this scholarship was February 22, 2021.
Congratulations to Anneliese Perfetti of Half Hollow Hills High School East on receiving the award for The Joan Aboff Memorial Art Scholarship 2021!
Rea Jacobs Scholarship for Dance 2021
Application Due Date – May 3rd, 2021
The Rea Jacobs Scholarship for Dance is a competitive scholarship for Nassau and Suffolk High School Graduating Seniors who are pursuing a four year college degree with a major or minor in Dance. The scholarship is funded by the Long Island Dance Consortium and the Jacobs Family. One award of $1000 will be given in 2021.
*The winner will be invited to perform with member companies of the Long Island Dance Consortium in “Kaleidoscope of Dance I and II” at the Summer Arts Festival in Heckscher Park in 2021.
About Rea Jacobs
Rea Jacobs dedicated over 60 years of her life to working in and supporting the arts in all its forms. She was well known and respected for directing innovative theatre productions and creating and producing the Performing Arts Series on Long Island and in Middletown, NY where she was the Director of the Orange County Arts Council. She was also the creator and director of the International Jewish Arts Festival, the largest of its kind in the world, which ran joyously for 19 years in Commack, NY. She served as the Long Island Dance Consortium’s Festival Coordinator and dedicated the last 12 years of her life to helping to create and direct LIDC’s “Celebration of Dance” performances as well as performances at the Huntington Arts Council’s Summer Arts Festival at Heckscher Park. It is a great honor for her family to be a part of this scholarship in order to continue her support of the consortium and young artists and to help her legacy live on.
About the Long Island Dance Consortium
Long Island Dance Consortium consists of members of the Long Island dance community committed to provide education, develop awareness and increase understanding of all forms of dance in order to expand and cultivate the dance audience on Long Island. Members include dance companies, dance professionals, dance advocates, dance studios and Arts Councils. LIDC is an IRS 501© 3 non-profit organization. www.longislanddance.org
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Sandi Bloomberg Scholarship for Dance 2021
Application Due Date – May 3rd, 2021
The Sandi Bloomberg Scholarship for Dance is a competitive scholarship for Suffolk & Nassau High School Graduating Seniors who are considering furthering their education in dance, but not necessarily in an accredited program. One award of $1,000 will be given in 2021. This scholarship is funded by Sandi Bloomberg.
*The winner will be invited to perform with member companies of the Long Island Dance Consortium at the Huntington Summer Arts Festival in Heckscher Park in 2021.
About Sandi Bloomberg
Sandi Bloomberg has had a distinguished career in the arts, especially in dance. For 25 years she owned and served as Artistic Director of the North Shore Studio of Dance in Huntington Station. She has been director/choreographer of her own company, the North Shore Dance Theatre, a not-for-profit company featured annually at the Huntington Summer Arts Festival in Heckscher Park, as well as many Long Island schools and libraries. She is also founder of The Red Hot Mamas, a senior troupe of tap dancers ages 60 to 87 who perform all over Long Island.
Ms. Bloomberg is a former Radio City Rockette, who holds a B.A. degree in English and Theater Arts from Adelphi University, and has recently had her poetry and short stories published in several literary magazines. She has six published children’s books which she reads in schools and libraries. She brings the stories to life engaging the young readers in creative movement.
She continues to help the Huntington Arts Council to keep the arts alive in Huntington, and fosters an appreciation of the arts in the young people of the community.