To apply to Ryman Arts, fill out the form below.

Follow up by submitting two drawings by uploading them online, you will receive the upload link when you complete your application form. To see requirements and eligibility to apply to Ryman Arts, click here: Application Information.


  • Answer the following questions individually or in essay form.  : 
    Why are you applying to Ryman Arts?
    How would you benefit from the experience?
    Describe your future goals as an artist. 
    Describe your previous art education challenges or obstacles you had to overcome in pursuing your work as an artist. 

    Include anything else you would like us to know about you.

Have your essay ready, and paste it into the text box at the end of this form.

  • Email addresses for yourself, a parent or guardian, and a teacher (or other adult) who will be recommending you. After you complete the application, your teacher will receive an email from us asking for their brief written recommendation of you.
Your legal first name
The name you would like to go by in class

The full name of your High School, please no initials
What type of school do you attend?
The year that you will graduate from High School
Have you attended art classes outside of school? If so, where and when?

Have you applied to Ryman Arts before?
* While we hope to hold our classes in person, if that is not possible within public health guidelines, our classes will take place online on the same days.

The best email address to reach you
Please re-enter your email address
The best number to reach you, including the area code
Your street number and name

How to address your parent or guardian
Your parent or guardian's first name
Your parent or guardian's last name
Enter the email address of the Parent or Guardian you listed above
Please re-enter the email address of the Parent or Guardian you listed above

The name of the teacher who will be recommending you
Enter the email address of the Teacher who will be submitting a recommendation for you
Please re-enter your Teacher's email address

Your application essay. The essay should be 500 words or less, describing your reasons for applying to the program and how you intend to benefit from the experience.