Nathan teaching a child rolling globeClasses, camps and workshops are available to all children and adults who are capable of safely studying circus and performing arts.  In order to make our program accessible to all families and artists, regardless of their ability to pay, The Actors Gymnasium has generous need-based scholarship and work/study barter programs. Any student may apply; scholarships range between 25% – 100% of the cost of the class. Applicants may receive one scholarship per student per session, with a maximum of two scholarships per family, per session

To Apply for a Scholarship

We require each family to submit the full application with all supplemental documents once per school year (Fall Session through Summer Session). Scholarships do not automatically carry over to the next session. Applicants wishing to renew their scholarship within the same school year are required to resubmit the application form each session.

Applications and forms are due by the end of the first week of the session for which the student is applying. However, because there are a limited number of scholarships available, applicants are encouraged to submit their paperwork as early as possible.

To apply, please submit the following:

1. Scholarship App
2. One of the following:

  • Copy of most recent 1040
  • Proof of public assistance (free lunch program, snap benefits, unemployment eligibility etc)
  • Letter explaining financial circumstances

Please return these items by the end of the first week of the new session to the Actors Gym.

Awarded scholarships remain active for two subsequent terms. After that, students must re-apply.

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To Apply to the Work-Study Barter Program

Barter students generally provide their services as artists or office assistants. Barter students work in exchange for class time. Students must work 2 hours for each week of class. To avoid incurring a charge at the end of a session, barter students must complete all owed work hours before the end of the session, unless other arrangements are made.

The Actors Gym does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status.

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