Arts Express developed the Tuition Credit Plan (TCP) to make production participation affordable for ALL interested actors and theatre technicians.  TCPs are a creative approach to tuition funding and  are available for individuals that are interested in participating in the following 2017-18 Packages:  Christmas Carol/Hunchback (Total Tuition: $440), Christmas Carol/Big Fish (Total Tuition: $440), and Christmas Carol/Hunchback/Big Fish (Total Tuition: $640).  TCPs may work in combination with monies paid by you for tuition and/or a scholarship.  A TCP may consist of one or more of following components:  (1) Land a Corporate Sponsor; (2) Land an Individual Donor; (3) Obtain Silent Auction Items/Gift Certificates; (4) Provide Volunteer Hours for a Designated Project or (5) Join the Cycle 4 the Arts Team  See details in the drop downs below for more information.  Here’s an example:

EXAMPLE:  Tiny Tim wants to participate in all three Arts Express 2017-18 productions (Christmas Carol/Hunchback/Big Fish).  The total tuition for this package is $640.  Based on his family’s income, Tiny applies for a scholarship.  Arts Express approves a 50% scholarship, leaving $320 to be funded by the Cratchit family.  They decide to pay $150 and use a TCP to fund the remaining $170, with plans to Land a Corporate Sponsor for $100 and to provide Volunteer Hours for a total of 7 hours (valued at $70).  Tim lands a $100 Corporate Sponsorship from the Pantomime Theatre and completes his volunteer time by helping with the Bear Down Fridays booth at Main Gate Square.  Great job Tiny Tim!  You are now an actor in good standing with the Arts Express!

Dollar-for-Dollar Tuition Credit

Deadline: 11/30/17 (of course, Arts Express values Corporate Sponsors year-round! However, to be eligible for the 2017-18 Tuition Credit, the sponsorship must be finalized by this date)

Arts Express Corporate Sponsors can sponsor an event or the entire season (see online Corporate Sponsor Form). Hard copy forms and other instructions will be provided once TCP is finalized.

Dollar-for-Dollar Tuition Credit

Deadline: 10/31/17 (of course, Arts Express values donations year-round! However, to be eligible for the 2017-18 Tuition Credit, the donation must be received by this date)

Ask a family member or friend to donate to Arts Express and designate their donation to your tuition. Donations may be received On-Line or by Check (made out to Arts Express).

Tuition Credit Based on 50% of Retail Value of Item/Gift Certificate

Deadline: 10/31/17

The Arts Express Silent Auction will be held on November 15th at the El Tour Dedication Dinner. Items must be non-perishable. All certificates must be valid through November 2018 (or longer). Solicit items from local merchants, restaurants, etc. A Silent Auction form and instructions will be provided when TCP is finalized.

Tuition Credit Based on $10/Volunteer Hour

In order to create opportunities for all interested cast members, the tuition credit will be limited to approximately 50% of your tuition balance.

Deadline: 12/31/17 (of course, Arts Express values volunteerism year-round. However, to be eligible for the 2017-18 Tuition Credit, the volunteer hours must be completed by this date)

Designated volunteer projects will be displayed and updated regularly on the Arts Express VOLUNTEER PAGE. Click on the links to sign-up for a particular project (available on a first come, first serve basis). All volunteer hours must be signed-off by the designated project coordinator to be counted as TCP time.

    Dollar-for-Dollar Tuition Credit (Above $135 Registration Fee)

    2017 El Tour Cycle 4 The Arts Team Join in America’s Largest Perimeter Bicycling Event for Cyclists of All Ages and Abilities! November 18, 2017 The Cycle 4 the Arts El Tour team helps ARTS EXPRESS raise money to build a better community through the arts!

    Cast members may sign-up for the Cycle 4 the Arts Team or may have someone sign up on their behalf. For more information, CLICK HERE.