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Arts Immersion Program

Shadowbox Arts Immersion Program
The Arts Immersion Program (AIP) is a 10-day educational intensive that studies the life of the working artist. 

Students are enrolled in master classes in vocal, acting, dance, and music performance and attend workshops in arts administration, marketing, and professionalism. The program culminates with the production and performance of a full-length sketch comedy and music show. 

Designed to teach resilience, perseverance, the mastery of fears, and the exchange of critical and constructive feedback, AIP gives aspiring artistic professionals an honest, humbling insight into what it truly takes to be a metaperformer. 

Students will be required to fill out an application and will audition in all four disciplines in order to be considered for the program. 

Application deadline is Saturday, May 6th.

Initial auditions will be taken through video submission.

Callback auditions will be Saturday, May 20th, 2023 at Shadowbox Live, 503 S. Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
Audition materials will be made available once the application is received.
The Arts Immersion Program 2023 runs Monday, June 12th - Friday, June 23rd, 2023. Classes and Workshops are held Mondays - Fridays, starting at 10am. 

The final day of the program is an all-day commitment, in order to rehearse and prepare for the public showcase performance that evening (Friday, June 23rd, 7:00pm).

Students accepted into the Arts Immersion Program MUST commit to the full schedule of classes and workshops.

The Akins Fund
The Arts Immersion Program tuition and fees are graciously covered by The Akins Fund, an arts education scholarship program sponsored by the American Electric Power Foundation. The Akins Fund was established to honor the contributions of Nick Akins—musician, community advocate, and Executive Chairman of AEP—to the performing arts in Greater Columbus.  

The SBX Page Program
Recipients of The Akins Fund are also enrolled in The SBX Page Program, an opportunity for students to help produce the Shadowbox Live experience as house ushers, server assistants, and behind-the-scenes support. SBX Pages typically complete these required service hours during the holiday season.

For more information on how you can play a role in The Shadowbox Academy's fundraising efforts, contact us here.

Applications are now closed. Please email education @ with questions.