I. THE HARC
HARC Awards is a Creative Arts competition open to emerging
American Creative Artists from all art disciplines including:
Fine Arts (Painting, Sculpture); Visual Arts (Photography,
Video/Film, Multi-Media); Music (Orchestral/Instrumental,
Opera/Musical Theatre, Song & Words);
Literature (Short Story, Play, Poetry); Dance (Choreography).
The HARC Foundation grants Cash Awards and, as possible, arranges presentations of Award Recipients and their winning works of art in a public exhibition,
screening, concert performance, reading or production. HARC
is limited in the number of art discipline awards granted
each year. As a result, “calls for entries” are
placed with appropriate media to announce the art disciplines
selected for the coming calendar year. Complete details about each Award will be provided at that time.
Three or more judges are recruited to judge each Art
Discipline category. One HARC Board of Directors judge, one
HARC Awards Sponsoring Patron judge and at least one but not
more than three professional celebrity judge(s) representing
the category being judged.
The HARC Awards Program is open to sponsorship by individuals
and corporations interested in helping The Foundation discover,
recognize, nurture, promote and support emerging American Creative
Artists. HARC is dedicated to helping emerging Creative Artists
by providing solutions to their needs through The HARC Awards Program
which will benefit their livelihood and encourage achievement of
their artistic potential.
AWARDS ENTRY REQUIREMENTS & SPECIFICATIONS
AWARDS OFFICIAL RULES
AWARDS OFFICIAL APPLICATION (DOWNLOADABLE PDF)
HARC AWARDS RECIPIENTS
THE CAT AWARDS (Creative Arts Therapy)
The CAT Awards are granted to qualified Creative Artists
who wish to become Licensed Creative Arts Therapists (Art Therapists,
Music Therapists, Dance Therapists) and who will commit to
working with abused, neglected and traumatized children upon
Currently, The HARC Foundation grants Cash Awards of
$2,500 each year to CAT Award Recipients. Awards are based
on available resources which may increase or limit the amount
or number of awards made in a given year.
must provide the following: 1) a representation of their
creative talent; 2) an essay that describes their reason
for pursuing a Creative Arts Therapy career; 3) a statement
of financial need; and,
4) a document proving acceptance into an accredited Graduate
Program in Clinical Art Therapy, Music Therapy or Dance/Movement
Therapy. (See CAT Awards Entry Requirements)
more judges are recruited to select CAT Award recipients. One
HARC Board of Directors judge, one HARC Awards Sponsoring Patron
judge and at least one but not more than three professional
Creative Arts Therapy judge(s). University Graduate Program
Department Chairs/Directors may also be contacted for additional
information about an applicant.
The CAT Awards
Program is open to sponsorship by individuals and corporations
interested in using the Creative Arts as a therapeutic science
in the rehabilitation of abused and neglected children. The
objective is to use the art disciplines “in” therapy,
not “as” therapy.
AWARDS OFFICIAL RULES
AWARDS OFFICIAL APPLICATION (Downloadable PDF)
CAT AWARD RECIPIENTS
The Trumpet Awards are special recognition awards granted to Creative Artists who have made outstanding contributions to the Arts and to the Community. Awards are presented periodically by The HARC Foundation as determined appropriate by The Board of Directors. Applications are not accepted for consideration.