Youth Provides the Joy of Music!

The Carthage Council on the Arts offers the ONLY music scholarship each year for Carthage High School and Sarcoxie High School graduating students. The monies provided are for those eligible students to further their education as music educators or performance artists.

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$10.00 Level

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Your gift of $10 or more will make an impact. Every donation of any size increases our project's momentum and takes us closer to our goal.

$25.00 Level

4 Supporters

Your donation puts us $25 closer to our goal! Please consider sharing our project on your social media channels to help add to our momentum.

$50.00 Level

4 Supporters

Your generous donation puts us $50 closer to our goal! Please plan on returning to this page to check our project’s progress as we near our deadline.

$100.00 Level

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Your generous donation puts us $100 closer to our goal! Please plan on returning to this page to check our project’s progress as we near our deadline.

Project Overview

Our project goal this Give Carthage Day is to raise $3,000 to fund the next two years of scholarships. Our present scholarships are $500 each. Should this modest goal be exceeded, we would add additional awards for the next two years.

In light of the financial pressures caused by the COVID outbreak, the Council decided to concentrate on this Give Carthage fundraising event as being the single source to provide the funding for these scholarships. All funds raised will be specifically earmarked for scholarships.

Your past contributions have resulted in helping many remarkable musical artists and educators pursue their education in colleges and universities right here in the four-state area.


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About Carthage Council on the Arts

Carthage Council on Arts is a nonprofit organization supporting the performing and visual arts in Carthage, Missouri. Some of the projects supported include Summer Concerts in Central Park, Art.A.Fair Carthage on the Historic Carthage Square, Summer Camp Scholarships for artCentral, Art Feeds Carthage, the Carthage chapter of Music Clubs of America, and Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre on Historic Route 66.

CCA was organized in 1981 to serve the Carthage community by providing free access to art exhibits and classes, music and theater performances, and related cultural experiences utilizing area venues to present events. These events are tailored for adults and children with an occasional focus on senior adults. In 2018, CCA presented forty-five public programs including performances in collaboration with six area arts organizations. An estimated attendance count for all CCA events was 3,600 (in a community of approximately 14,000). In addition, each year CCA provides college scholarships to two area high school students (one from Carthage High School and one from Sarcoxie High School) and provides matching funds to another local arts organization that provides an additional Carthage High School student college scholarship.

The purpose of the CCA shall be charitable, educational, cultural and civic, including the promotion, encouragement and development of all of the Performing and Fine Arts; encouragement and development of the cultural and educational activities of the City of Carthage, Missouri, and the surrounding area; and the cultivation and advancement of community and public interest, appreciation and participation in or with reference to such objectives." (From Carthage Council of the Arts By-laws.)


Carthage Council on the Arts

Carthage, Missouri