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The SAVVY Musician in Action announces tuition scholarships

50 full tuition scholarships will be awarded for 2016 workshop

The SAVVY Musician in Action is the world’s leading experiential entrepreneurship workshop empowering artists to maximize income and impact. Since 2013 SAVVY has impacted 180 participants from 30 states and five countries, representing music/arts students, faculty, working professionals, educators and administrators.

The Scholarships

Understanding that short-term financial concerns are sometimes a barrier to individuals who could benefit most from SAVVY, a new initiative has been introduced to offer 50 full tuition scholarships in 2016, awarded on a competitive basis.

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 Mar. 1. Applicants are asked to submit only once; double submissions will be eliminated from the competition.
More information on scholarship application details can be found at here.  All accepted participants are responsible for a $250 meal/supply fee, housing and transportation.

The Diverse, Powerhouse Community

Because so much of the SAVVY experience is interactive and team-oriented, it is essential that we engage vibrant, pro-active participants. As a result, attendees become part of an incredible network.

Artists and organizations often seek inspiration from others who look a lot like them. Flute players study with flute teachers; dancers attend dance festivals; orchestras examine other orchestras as role models. While this discipline-specific approach makes sense from a certain perspective, the richest conversations and solutions emerge when diverse populations engage. SAVVY intentionally accepts a highly diverse roster of participants to create our powerhouse community.

The SAVVY Musician in Action

Hosted by the University of South Carolina, the 2016 SAVVY Musician in Action takes place in Columbia, S.C. on June 7-12.  

During the workshop, attendees pitch arts-based business ideas, vote on favorites, then form teams, develop business, financial, 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. Whether hoping to boost a career, earn more money, expand reach, or transform an organization, SAVVY can prove pivotal.

For more information visit: sc.edu/music/savvy or email: mastermind@mozart.sc.edu