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ArtsBridge Hosts FREE Performing and Visual Arts College Fair at Cobb Energy Centre on October 10

 Atlanta, GA — Do you know any college-bound students pursuing degrees in music, theatre, art, dance, visual arts, writing or graphic design?  They’ll want to make plans to attend the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s (NACAC) Atlanta Performing and Visual Arts College Fair. The event, hosted by ArtsBridge Foundation on Monday, October 10 from 5-8 pm at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, is free and open to the public.

Although a growing number of students are pursuing college degrees in performing and visual arts, few resources exist for artistically inclined students as they plan their college careers. NACAC’s Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs, offered in 22 locations throughout the country, fill that gap by providing attendees a chance to learn about educational opportunities tailored to their interests. Students get to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from colleges, universities, conservatories, studios, festivals, and other educational institutions with specialized programs in the arts. Information about financial aid, portfolio days, and audition and entrance requirements is also available.

“ArtsBridge is excited to partner with NACAC to bring this performing and visual arts college fair to Atlanta,” said Natalie Barrow, Director of Arts Education and Community Outreach, ArtsBridge Foundation. “We have a wealth of talented high school students, not only in the Atlanta area but from around the state, who will have an opportunity to meet with college representatives and learn how they can pursue a degree that matches their passion for the arts.”

For more information about the fair, including a full schedule of participating schools, fields of study for schools in attendance, pre-fair informational sessions, and registration information visit: http://www.nacacnet.org/pva. Students are encouraged to register before the event.

NACAC is an Arlington, VA-based education association of more than 15,000 primary and secondary school counselors, independent counselors, college admission and financial aid officers, enrollment managers, and organizations that work with students as they make the transition from high school to postsecondary education. The association is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice.

ArtsBridge Foundation is dedicated to providing quality arts education and community programs that engage, motivate, inspire, and elevate the next generation of artists and arts supporters. ArtsBridge provides arts education opportunities to students in grades K-12 through programs at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre including Field Trips, Master Classes, a Family Series, and the annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards – The Shuler Hensley Awards. Since inception in 2007, ArtsBridge has served more than 300,000 students and educators from 49 Georgia counties, plus students from Alabama, Tennessee, Florida and South Carolina. ArtsBridge Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. To learn more, visit artsbridgega.org.

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