17th National Conference (April 4-7)

You are invited to join us, April 4-7, 2019, for our 17th National Conference in Detroit. It’s being held at the historic Westin Book Cadillac Hotel. The city has transformed its business, dining, entertainment, sports arenas and cultural institutions into world class venues. You don’t want to miss this– everything’s filling up fast. Download your  informational brochure in PDF format right here.

As you know The National Executive Board Elections will be held. You can see the candidates here on the Events page or by clicking right here!

2019 Scholarship Submissions

The National Executive Board is pleased to announce the 2019 National Scholarship Program for talented youth in visual, literary and performing arts.

They are designed to provide opportunities and support for deserving high school seniors who will enroll in a four-year college, university or accredited institution with a focus on the arts.

All completed Scholarship applications are due on March 15, 2019. Download your complete application package right here.

Welcoming Our New Honorary Members

We’re proud to salute our new Honorary Members– Virginia Johnson— Artistic Director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, and Prof. David C. Driskell, one of the world’s leading authorities on African American Art.

We’re also graced to have the renown actress and producer, Daphne Reid. She’s  known for (among other things) The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), and Frank’s Place (1987). We are honored to be able to have them as members!

Click here to check their bios and you’ll see why…..

Supporting the Dreamers of Today to become the Stars of Tomorrow

Lady Julia The Society Inc., National President image

Message From the President-- Lady Julia A. Pollard

As the elected 7th National President (2015-Present) of The Society, Incorporated, a preeminent women’s organization focused on developing and advancing talented youth in the arts, I have been an active member of The Society for nearly three decades within the Washington, DC Chapter.

Most recently I served as National Vice-President from 2011-2015. I’m humbled by the opportunity to advance our mission and build upon all that we have achieved over the past 32 years.

The Society has provided thousands of dollars in scholarships to deserving students across the country during its existence. We present numerous scholarships, annually, to highly talented local and international students in Literary, Performing and Visual arts.

Founded in Washington, D.C., we are represented by membership that consists of hundreds of dynamic, altruistic and professional women of color with over 25 Chapters across the US.

These experienced and committed women serve as role models and mentors, providing students with the invaluable opportunity to enhance appreciation for and knowledge of the exciting dimensions of artistic expression.

My objective is to bring even more exposure to youth in the arts through education along with forging new collaborative partnerships with other organizations and corporations that have similar interests.

Collectively with local communities, partnerships with organizations and corporations, we will continue to develop youth in the arts. We look forward sharing this journey of advancing a legacy that our communities can be proud to stand with us.

...Our membership consists of hundreds of dynamic, altruistic and professional women of color. Founded 35 years ago in Washington, D.C., we now have 27 Chapters in 15 states across the US...

Let's Make A Difference-- Together!

Our mission is to educate, support, give scholarships and showcase youth who live in un- and underserved schools and communities. We fund master classes, purchase and rent instruments, pair young artists with professionals in their area of interest, and tutor on stage presence. We also give scholarships to graduating seniors who desire to continue their education in the art field of choice.

To continue– and actually increase our efforts, we are asking for your help. Your material support will assist us in increasing our services to these talented young people who might otherwise “fall through the cracks”.

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