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Applications for the 2021 Ambassador Program

are now closed.

The 2021 Emberlight Ambassadors will be announced soon.

What you'll receive:


with leading arts and business professionals


to be used on college or scholarship applications


of Emberlight during the 2021 Festival


of seminars and workshops throughout the summer


by an Emberlight photographer


upon competition of all 2021 obligations

Individuals accepted into the Ambassador Program will be given a schedule of rehearsals, seminars, and meetings throughout the summer.  Emberlight will work with each Ambassador to develop this schedule along with other summer commitments (jobs, family vacations, etc.) but availability is expected throughout the

2021 Emberlight Festival (August 26 to September 5).

Ambassadors will be mentored by Miles Mykkanen.

Commitments will include master classes with Emberlight's visiting guest artists,

seminars with established community leaders, team building excursions,

and rehearsals for potential performances in the 2021 festival.  


Each Ambassador is expected to fulfill 25 hours of volunteer service during the Festival.

Volunteer hours may include ushering at performances,

assisting directors and designers, or representing Emberlight at events.

Upon completion of the program, Ambassadors will receive a letter of recommendation written by an Emberlight representative, a certificate of completion,

and a $150 grant to offset future college application fees.

Important Dates

February 15: Applications open


April 30: Final application deadline

May 24: Public announcement of 2021 Ambassadors

July 2: Opening of Art in the Park

July - August: Select days of seminars and meetings

with the 2021 Ambassador Advisors

August 26 – September 5: 2021 Emberlight Festival

September 5: Final Emberlight performance featuring the 2021 Ambassadors

Application Process

1.  Prepare a 60-90 second video on your cell phone explaining why you want to be a 2021 Ambassador, write a 250-500 work essay detailing what you hope to gain as an Ambassador, and take a fun selfie.  If you have any unique talents you'd like the panel to know about, there is a section to submit an additional video or images of your work.  Having these things saved on your computer will make the application much easier to complete in one sitting.  You can view the application here.

2.  Submit your online application.

3.  An Emberlight representative will notify Ambassadors in mid-May of acceptance and go over their specific schedule for the summer.

4.  Submit your registration payment and sign your letter of agreement to secure your spot in the program.

Please note: Failure to complete the agreed curriculum, obligations, and volunteer hours may result in forfeiture of your registration fee and will disqualify you from receiving the $150 Grant.

Registration Fee

Upon acceptance to the program: $75 

Ambassadors will receive a $150 Grant after completing the program.

Terms and Conditions

  • All transportation, meals, and lodging are the responsibility of the Ambassador.

  • Applicants do not need to be artists to apply.  We look forward to welcoming any talented young person to the program.

  • Individuals must be 16 – 22 years old on June 1, 2021.  We may consider extraordinary applicants outside this window.  Younger applicants will be encouraged to apply in the future.

  • The Emberlight Festival reserves the right to revoke acceptance at any time if an Ambassador is deemed offensive, unprofessional, doesn't meet our quality standards, or goes against Theatre North's Code of Conduct.