IDEALS Program

The IDEALS program (Inspiring and Developing Emerging Artists for Lifelong Success) was created to provide opportunities for motivated, artistically talented students with economic barriers to success. Through grant-funded scholarships, students who participate in the program are mentored by successful MCA undergraduates to hone their skills through MCA’s youth programs and receive other support to open pathways to college and career opportunities in the visual arts.

Applications for the program are accepted year round. Click here to apply.

For additional information about the IDEALS program, contact IDEALS Grant Coordinator, Ashley Walker, at or 901-272-5140.


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