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Ross Creek provides professional direction and focus to help you realize your inner artist through both individual discipline work and collaboration with other young artists. The Academies are an immersive program, while demanding, provides a competition-free environment. An exceptional faculty works closely with each student, stressing individual growth while encouraging achievement and cooperation.
The Academy encourages students to realise their dreams and gain the skills to do so while also making new friends from across Canada and the US who love the arts. All the academy programs run concurrently to encourage cross-disciplinary exchange and inspiration.
The goal of the Academy is to provide students 14–18 years old with an intensive hands-on experience in the arts in an environment that emphasizes creativity and innovation while using constructive critiques by professional artist mentors to assist in artistic growth. Students enrol in one discipline as their core activity with focused collaboration projects across all disciplines to create original multidisciplinary work.
Students have the opportunity to immerse themselves completely in the arts during the Summer Academy and the key to success in the program is to challenge yourself and bring open-minded and energetic participation. Instructors expect to work with students of differing levels of experience. They ask for dedication to each student’s personal development in their chosen program in a nurturing atmosphere. To ensure each student’s success, and so the faculty can ensure the best way of working with you, we ask for an application letter sent via email or fax and interview and one creative piece, described below, from each academy applicant.
Creative Admission Piece
Once you have submitted your online application, please send us a postcard sized project (can be written, filmed, printed, original artwork, etc) that explains your idea of collaboration. There are no right or wrong ways to approach this, and it has no bearing on whether you are accepted. We ask for this so we can have an idea of your ideas and ways of working before we meet you. You can mail it to Academy Entrance Project, RCCA, Box 190, Canning, NS, B0P 1H0
The Academy ends with an Open House from 3:30 p.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. on the final Friday afternoon. The Open House features the original work of all academy students, both collaborative and individual. Parents and friends are invited to celebrate many of the finished works and works-in-progress that the academy students have created during the two weeks. Please sign our guest book, explore the professional gallery then help yourself to coffee or tea until the students invite you to be seated.
Academy program fees
Overnight students: $1100 + HST
Materials Fee: $75 + HST
Optional Bus Service from International Airport, Halifax, Dartmouth: $30 + HST each way
NEW DISCOUNTS FOR EARLY BIRDS!
- 15% Early Bird for camp fees if you pay in full by November 10.
- 10% if you pay in full by December 10
- 5% if you pay in full by January 15
- 10% if you bring a friend who has never been!
- 5% for camp fees for multiple children in the same immediate family or multiple camps
- 5% for families with family memberships
Click here to see the Academy Prep List
Click here to see our faculty
Click here to register
Click here to see the general schedule of the Academies
Click here to see our policies
Click here for a bursary form
Click here to request a Printable registration form.