Â If you are having trouble affording a ticket to Beltania, we have several ways that you can receive free or discounted admission.
1. Join the Staff
While staff members may elect to purchase admission or other items, staff positions qualify for either a partial or full admission ticket to Beltania and lodging in the Staff Cabin may also be available. Setup and teardown crews can get 50% off and those working 6-12 hours a day as full staff members can get up to 100% off their admission. Click thisÂ VOLUNTEERÂ pageÂ or use the link at the top of this page to learn more. While some jobs require significant physical strength and ability, many jobs are low-impact and can be done by people of all ages and ability/disability status.
2.Â Register Early!
For the best ticket prices, register in January. Ticket prices go up on Feb 1, March 22, and May 1! Â Also, if you are over age 60 you qualify for a reduced price Senior admission.
3.Â Â Apply for a Scholarship by January 15.
In very limited situations we may still offer scholarships with or without requiring a work-trade to accommodate for equal accessibility or other unusual situations. Extraordinary circumstances may be present for which we would encourage you to makeÂ a scholarship request. Generally, scholarships are given due to medical hardship or other circumstances outside one’s control. We do not give a scholarship more than once to any person. Living Earth has set aside $500 in scholarship funds for 2017.
While everything is on a case by case basis, we do have come guidelines. Scholarships are ordinarilyÂ 25-75% of admissionÂ and while we can scholarship single beds in cabins or yurts, we cannot scholarship entire cabins or cabin rooms nor can we scholarship meal plans. If you receive a scholarship and are interested in cabin lodging, leftover beds or rooms may be awarded at the last minute if they are available but that can in no way be guaranteed.
DEADLINE: January 15
HOW TO SUBMIT A SCHOLARSHIP REQUEST:Â Â Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your name and the name(s) of those for whom you are also requesting a scholarship or who are in your party
What you wish to purchase
How much you can afford to pay and the amount of a scholarship you are requesting
Why a scholarship is needed and why you’d like to attend Beltania
Your contact info (email and phone)
The Beltania Director teamÂ will confidentially review your request. Awards are made on a first-come-first-served basis until Jan 15.
We have not publicized scholarships for the past couple years. In the past,Â when we have awarded even partial scholarships, those guests have tended not to show up at all. Several hours of valuable volunteer time gets wasted on someone who doesn’t even come. If our scholarship program is to continue, we ask all recipients show up to the festival or let us know before Jan. 15 if you change your mind about comingÂ so that we can award the scholarship to another applicant.