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The TBBCA is proud to support young artists with The Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarship. Previously named the High School Art Stars Scholarship, the program has been renamed to honor the TBBCA's former Board President, Charlie Hounchell, who passed away unexpectedly this year. The scholarship program was developed and championed by Hounchell in 2007 and has since awarded $92,500 to Bay area students who wish to pursue careers in the arts.

The scholarship program is open to rising high school juniors and seniors in Hillsborough, Pinellas or Pasco counties who excel at vocal or instrumental music, theatre, dance, visual arts or literary arts. Winners are selected based on merit and may use the award to cover tuition expenses at the university, college or professional arts training program of his or her choice.

The 2014 Application is now available! The Deadline to apply is 4:00 p.m., March 7, 2014.
Download the application forms here.

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Art Stars alumni represent some of the most talented and promising young artists and performers in the nation. They are currently attending such prestigious schools as New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Cincinatti Conservatory of Music, The Juilliard School, Carnegie Mellon University, Savannah College of Art & Design, The University of Miami and Virginia Commonwealth University's School of the Arts.

The 2013 Charlie Hounchell Art Stars are:

Dance - Sasha Alexaxndra Alvarez, Howard W. Blake High School.
Instrumental Music -
Cameron Thomas Duncan MacMillan, Seminole High School.
Literary Arts -
Nicholas Hathaway, Palm Harbor University High School.
Theatre -
Sydney Harber, Durant High School.
Vocal Music -
Adam Willard, J. W. Mitchell High School.
Visual Arts -
Autumn Berlin, Seminole High School.

Click on the links below to view their scholarship auditions or work samples on youtube.
Sasha Alvarez
Cameron MacMillan
Nicholas Hathaway
Sydney Harber
Adam Willard
Autumn Berlin

The TBBCA's High School Art Stars Program is privately funded through individual gifts and corporate sponsorships. For more information, contact Jennifer Douglas at 813-221-ARTS (2787) or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts (TBBCA) is a nonprofit organization that unites area businesses to champion arts and culture for a prosperous community through innovative partnerships and sustainable programs.  TBBCA was founded in 1989, as an outgrowth of the Cultural Affairs Council of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and was the first Florida affiliate of the National Business Committee for the Arts, a national organization established by David Rockefeller and a core group of America’s top business leaders. 

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