Scholarships / Grants
AACTMAD's Scholarship Program exists to promote the enjoyment of traditional dance, music, and song by
encouraging individuals to participate in local, regional, and national activities and thereby enriching their
lives and sense of community through these experiences. These scholarships are described below:
- CDSS Group Affiliate Priority Spots
AACTMAD, as a Group Affiliate of CDSS, is entitled to CDSS Group Affiliate Priority Spots for up to two members to
attend CDSS weeklong camp or course events each year. This enables AACTMAD members to most effectively take
advantage of the resources and opportunities offered by CDSS summer programs for the benefit of our local
community. (The deadline for this is early March.)
- Membership Scholarships
These scholarships introduce non-member individuals to our community-based organization of traditional music,
dance, and song by providing benefits of a one-year AACTMAD regular membership.
- Regional Event Scholarships
These scholarships pay up to half the registration fee for attendance at regional camps or festivals featuring
traditional dance, music, or song. This encourages dancers and musicians to become active in our local community,
enhance their skills and enthusiasm for traditional music and dance, and enhance their awareness of and exposure
to opportunities at a regional level.
- National Event Scholarships
These scholarships pay up to half the registration fee for national events or activities of 3 to 7 days, such as a
camps or courses offered by the Country Dance & Song Society (CDSS) at Pinewoods, Timber Ridge, and Ogontz, or
festivals of national stature such as the New England Folk Festival. This encourages AACTMAD members to become
leaders in our local traditional dance, music, and song community and to gain exposure to and awareness of
traditional music and dance leadership at the national level.
- Event Grants
- Grants are available for project organizers willing to work with the board to define and plan events
carefully in advance.
To be eligible for Regional and National Scholarships, applicants must be AACTMAD members and must apply for
matching funds (if available). Preference will be given to young AACTMAD members, and those who have not previously
attended the camp or festival for which the Scholarship is requested. Financial need is also a consideration.
Scholarship recipients are expected to increase their participation in or volunteering at AACTMAD's sponsored
events or activities.
Please check out the Scholarship Application Forms for further instructions and submit one today!
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