In addition to the information below, review the Applicant Guide for your artform(s) of interest at this link. You can also access an applicant FAQ here and additional applicant resources here. Contact us with questions at [email protected]. Educators and organizations can request a customized virtual GSA info session via this link.
Virtual Info Session: GSA 101!
An overview of GSA’s summer program and the application process. Click here to view a recording of this webinar. Recorded on October 1, 2020.
Virtual Info Session: What’s an Applicant Guide?!
An overview of these important documents and how applicants can use them to submit the strongest application possible. Click here to view a recording of this webinar. Recorded on October 15, 2020.
Virtual Info Session: GSA Application Walk-through!
A step-by-step review of what it’s like to complete a GSA application. Click here to view a recording of this webinar. Recorded on October 29, 2020.
November through December – Virtual Info Sessions: Meet Your Adjudicators!
Dates/times listed below
Conversations with adjudicators in each art form about what they’re looking for in GSA applicants. Q&A included; each session will be recorded and made available here afterward. FREE, BUT REGISTRATION REQUIRED VIA LINKS BELOW.
December 17th – Virtual Info Session: Open Q&A!
4:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. CT
A final opportunity to ask questions via webinar (but remember you can contact GSA anytime at [email protected]). Click here to view a recording of this session.
January 10th, 2021 - GSA 2021 Application due by 11:59 p.m.
Applicants are encouraged to upload their applications before this date; GSA offices will not be staffed over the weekend and we will not be accessible to answer questions after January 8th.
February 19th - GSA 2021 Finalists Announced
All applicants will be notified of whether they have advanced to the final round of adjudication.
March 19th & 20th - Final Round Auditions & Reviews
All Finalists will attend an in-person audition/review if health guidelines allow; if auditions must shift to a virtual model, more information will be sent to applicants. If in-person auditions take place, finalists will only need to attend one day. Friday auditions run from noon to 6 p.m. Eastern; Saturday auditions run 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern.
Friday, April 16th - Announcement of GSA 2021 Accepted Students and Alternates
All Finalists will be notified of whether they have been accepted into the summer program. A list of alternates will also be announced.
June 27th – 17th: GSA 2021 Summer Program at the University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)