Cue the spotlight! This year, we’re helping put students center stage at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) by sponsoring awards at KCACTF’s eight regional festivals.
Founded in 1969, KCACTF is a national program that brings students together with peers and professionals to celebrate college theater in the United States. With workshops, discussions, scholarships, awards, and competitions, each festival creates ample opportunities for students to develop their creative and technical skills, showcase their best productions, and receive constructive feedback from professionals.“The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival provides a fantastic opportunity to showcase the diverse, emerging talent from around the country,” said Frank Brault, product marketing manager at Vectorworks. “We wholeheartedly enjoy seeing the innovation and perspective young designers bring to the table.”
As part of our sponsorship, we are donating a professional Vectorworks Spotlight license to one winner of the Design, Technology, and Management (DTM) category at each of the eight regional festivals. Entries are evaluated on quality, effectiveness, originality, and visual presentation techniques.
“KCACTF honors excellence and offers student artists individual recognition through awards and scholarships. At its core, it provides opportunities for participants to develop cutting-edge skills and learn current best practices,” said National KCACTF DTM Chair Rafael Jaen. “To do this effectively, we rely on industry-leading sponsors, such as Vectorworks. The company's sponsorship will help the Design, Technology, and Management students expand their design approaches and achieve higher levels of professionalism.”
This year, the eight regional festivals will run between January 3 and March 4. You can learn more about each festival here, including how to enter your work before the curtain closes on this opportunity. Be sure to also check out our Vectorworks Design Scholarship to see how else we’re helping students fund their visions.