THE CHICAGO ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS SELECTS FINALISTS FOR THE LUMINARTS SPEECH CONTEST ON APRIL 13, 2016
CHICAGO – The Chicago Academy for the Arts has selected 9 student finalists to give personal speeches at the Union League Club of Chicago (65 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604) as part of the Luminarts Speech Contest on April 13, 2016. Students are eligible to win 3 cash prizes totaling $500. Each student is supported in developing a 500-700 word speech exploring the theme: “Why There's a Future in the Arts -- Artists as Agents of Change.”
Through the generous support of the Luminarts Cultural Foundation, The Academy is providing students with a great opportunity to advocate for what they do and love, and have their voice heard within a national dialogue of art world movers and shakers.
The Luminarts Speech Contest empowers students to develop writing and persuasion skills and gives them the chance to develop narratives that can be the foundation for college essays, scholarships, and artist statements to come.
About the Chicago Academy for the Arts
Established in 1981, the Chicago Academy for the Arts is a nationally recognized, internationally influential independent high school acclaimed for its successful academic model and intellectually savvy graduates. Designated a National School of Distinction by the John F. Kennedy Center, The Academy offers a rich, interwoven, and stimulating curriculum comprised of rigorous courses, workshops, and practicums that encourage complex creation and problem solving through both collaboration and self-motivated learning. The Chicago Academy for the Arts transforms emerging artists through a curriculum and culture which connect intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity to impart skills to lead and collaborate across diverse communities.