Hilltown Arts Alive is sponsoring a grant of $1,000 for study in the arts and music to an applicant currently in high school or college, to be used in an organized program of summer study in the fine arts and music.

Hilltown Arts Alive is a certified non-profit organization with a mission to promote the arts and music in the Hilltowns of western Massachusetts.

The applicant will be required to submit an essay about the intended program and the school, program, or recognized artist supervising the program. Emphasis will be on programs within the Hilltowns, such as Snow Farm, the Conway School of Landscape Design, the Greenwood Music Camp, and similar programs.

Proceeds from the silent auction at the Hilltown Arts Festival will fund the grant.

Applications should be brief, one or two pages, and should describe the applicant’s interest in the program, and a little bit about themselves and their interest and experience in the arts and music.

Portfolios can be included (copies only), and if for an internship with an individual artist or musician, the application should be accompanied by a letter of reference from that person.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee of Hilltown Arts Alive members, and the successful applicant will be asked to give a brief report of their experience of the study at its completion.

Applications should be mailed to Hilltown Arts Alive, P.O. Box 33, Worthington, MA 01098. Deadline is July 26.

Applicants can meet with HAA members at the silent auction on fair day, Saturday, July 12.