Applicants will present a sample of their prepared work at the Review Session. Depending on the art form, the applicant will either submit samples of their writing with their application, or bring a portfolio of work to the Review Session, present a DVD, or do a short performance at the review session as detailed below.
- For Literary Arts Applicants: With this application, submit up to 10 pages of original poetry, prose, or song lyrics with your name and the date each piece was written at the top of each page, typed and double-spaced. Bring a copy of these pieces to the Review Session to read aloud and discuss with the panel. Songwriters may choose to either read their pieces aloud or perform them with musical accompaniment provided or arranged by the artist.
- For Visual Arts and Artisan Craft Applicants: Bring five examples of your work created within the past two years to the Review Session. They must be original, signed and dated. If your work is large, fragile, or difficult to transport you can bring photographic work samples to share with the jurors. Please try to bring at least one original.
- For Music Applicants: You will present a live, three to five minute piece of music at the Review Session. Credit the source of your performed work. A piano may not be available. If you are a pianist, or require an accompanist, please bring a CD or DVD version of your work sample or the accompaniment to the Review Session.
- For Media Arts Applicants: You will present a three to five minute DVD sample of your original work at the Review Session. Work samples must have been created within the last two years. (Media arts include video, audio, and computer imagery.) A DVD projector and screen will be available at the review site.
- For Dance Applicants: Bring a five-minute DVD of you dancing in a very small group or as a soloist, or come prepared to dance in front of the panel. Work samples must have been created within the past two years. A DVD projector and screen will be available at the review site. Credit the source of your performed work.
- For Theater Arts Applicants: You will present up to three minutes each of two live, highly contrasting pieces of work at the Review Session. (For example, you may present one comedic piece of up to three minutes and one serious piece of up to three minutes.) Credit the source of your performed work.
Footnote for Visual, Literary, and Media Arts: The work that you present at the Review Session must be original. It cannot be copied from a published source or from work created by other artists, unless you have purposely and creatively modified or reinterpreted the original work, using your own vision or style. If another artist’s work served as a source for an original student work, that artist’s work must be credited.