The SAVVY Musician in Action announces tuition scholarships

The SAVVY Musician in Action announces tuition scholarships

Fifty full tuition scholarships will be awarded for 2016 workshop; priority round deadline is Jan. 26.

The SAVVY Musician in Action, hosted by the University of South Carolina, is the world’s leading experiential entrepreneurship workshop empowering artists to maximize income and impact. Since 2013, SAVVY has attracted 180 participants from 30 states and five countries, representing music/arts students, faculty, working professionals, educators and administrators. Understanding that short-term financial concerns are sometimes a barrier to individuals who could benefit most from SAVVY, workshop organizers have introduced a new initiative to offer 50 full tuition scholarships in 2016, awarded on a competitive basis.

SAVVY attendees pitch arts-based business ideas, vote on favorites, form teams, develop business, financial, and marketing skills, and design a venture from the ground up, competing for awards. Throughout the process, participants develop invaluable, transferable success skills applicable to a wide range of arts careers and environments. Coached by world-class faculty, participants work collaboratively in an environment that fosters community, big ideas and getting things done. SAVVY can prove pivotal for participants hoping to boost a career, earn more money, expand reach, or transform an organization.

The scholarship application requires participants to answer two questions, prepare a one-minute video, and pay a one-time $25 application fee.

The top 50 applicants will be awarded a full tuition scholarship ($725 value) to attend the 2016 SAVVY Musician in Action workshop, June 7-12. Applicants have two opportunities to submit: Priority round deadline is Jan. 26 and second-round deadline is March 1. Applicants are asked to submit only once; double submissions will be eliminated from the competition.

Scholarship application details can be found online. All accepted participants are responsible for a $250 meal/supply fee, housing and transportation.

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Via: USC School of Music