Two State 4-H Arts Groups are formed every year to give 4-H youth the opportunity to develop their artistic and leadership skills. They then have the opportunity for real-world applications of these skills at the Summer Academy and Fall Forum.
4-H Drama Company creates a stage performance involving acting, song and dance in the five days leading up to the Summer Academy. Show content is a collaborative effort between company members and their director. Each Drama Company member contributes ideas for the show and works with the group to problem solve issues on the set and in the script.
4-H Art Team creates artwork around the theme of the Summer Academy as well as designing and organizing the Summer Academy Art Exhibit, reception and guided exhibit tours. The team members also teach seminars and train to be peer leaders for county and regional events including Fall Forum. The 4-H Art Team is led by a professional artist who teaches team members artistic techniques using a variety of mediums.
Click here to view the 2023 Wisconsin 4-H Drama Company Show from Summer Academy!
Applications for State Art Teams will be available soon in 4HOnline. You can apply via the events tab in 4HOnline (if you need help applying in 4HOnline, check this page for a guide). Applications open October 15, 2023 and close January 16, 2024. Please review the position descriptions on the side for more information on application requirements.
Needs-based scholarships are available for youth who participate in Statewide Educational Experiences. Scholarships require an application that is submitted to the state office. For more information on these scholarships and to apply, please visit the Scholarship page on our website.
This program is supported by the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation. For more information please go to www.Wis4HFoundation.org.