The Chickasaw Summer Arts Academy is a two-week exploration into the world of fine arts for students ages eight-18. The 2013 academy, themed "Spirit of a Nation," will take place July 15-27 on the campus of East Central University in Ada.

The disciplines to be taught include vocal music, theatre, theatre technology, dance, creative writing, visual arts in 2-D and 3-D, music composition, photography, textile design, cultural arts and video production.

There are opportunities for instructors to teach interdisciplinary sections. Classes include three levels of instruction. Level one is a fine arts rotation for younger students who will gain daily experience in six art disciplines. Level two is an intermediate, multidisciplinary design encompassing arts that relate closely to one another. Level three is offered to older students who have been accepted into one major discipline of study.

All art professionals are encouraged to apply and are asked to submit a letter of interest to CSAA, the Chickasaw Nation Division of Arts and Humanities, Post Office Box 1548, Ada, Okla. 74821 or fax to (580) 272-5525. The letter of interest must include the following: area of expertise, desired teaching level (one, two or three), a brief description of training and experience, short description of curriculum contents and estimated budget and a paragraph describing your teaching philosophy. In addition, please submit your resume or vita and example of your artwork, film, literary work, musical composition, general photography and/or photographs from your stage productions.

All letters must be received by Friday.

To ask questions, contact the co-directors of CSAA, Laura Stewart at or Frieda Clark at, or by phone at (580) 272-5520.