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The SAVVY Musician in Action

An immersive, experiential week-long workshop designed to help artists increase income and impact.

Join us for the Arts Venture Challenge
on Sunday, June 12, 2016

10:00 a.m. at Copenhaver Band Hall
(326 Sumter Street, Columbia)

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During the Arts Venture Challenge, SAVVY teams exhibit and pitch to a panel of judges for feedback and awards. Ticket includes entry into Challenge and BBQ lunch by Dupre Catering.
The Arts Venture Challenge is sponsored by Yaschik Foundation. 

This summer, invest in YOUR success

•  Maximize income while pursuing work you love
•  Increase demand for your work
•  Master business-oriented tools that allow you thrive
•  Discover the new winners in the 21st century paradigm
•  Help keep the arts relevant in today’s complex and ever-changing landscape

These issues lie at the heart of The SAVVY Musician in Action.

What you’ll experience

The SAVVY Musician in Action is an immersive, experiential laboratory designed to help musicians, performing artists, educators, and administrators generate more income and impact. Attendees pitch arts-based business ideas, vote on favorites, form teams, develop business/financial/marketing skills, design a venture from the ground up, and compete for awards. Throughout this process, they develop invaluable, transferable success skills applicable to a wide range of arts careers and environments.

SAVVY is not about passively observing lectures, but rather learning through doing. Coached by world-class faculty, participants work hard and collaboratively in a safe environment that fosters community, big ideas, and getting things done. As a bonus, enjoy the delicious, Southern cuisine!

Whether hoping to boost your career, earn more money, expand your reach, or transform an organization, SAVVY will prove pivotal. In just one week, change your life!


Register online.