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2019 SAVVY Overview

Starts: Saturday, June 1, 6:30 p.m.
Ends: Friday, June 7, 6:00 p.m. (followed by optional after party)
Bonus Day: Saturday, June 8, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia, SC 29208
Airport: Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE)
Car: Optional, not necessary
Parking: Garage parking available in close proximity to events/housing for additional expense
Enrollment: Capped at 75 participants—the earlier you apply, the greater your chances.
Applications due: TBD
Questions: mastermind@mozart.sc.edu

 

Fees

1.  Scholarship Application Fee (scholarship applicants only)

  • Includes: scholarship consideration
  • Due: before application is completed by scholarship applicants
  • Rates:
    • $40 if paid and application submitted by TBD
    • $75 if paid and application submitted by TBD
    • $100 if paid and application submitted by TBD
    • $125 if paid and application submitted by TBD

2.  Meals/Supplies Fee (all participants)

  • Includes: Happy Hour, 15 meals, coffee/drink service, snacks, variety of supplies needed throughout the week; Vegetarian options available at all meals
  • Due: before applying for tuition applicants; within 2 weeks of acceptance for scholarship applicants
  • Rate:
    • $350 for all participants

3.  Tuition (all participants)

  • Includes: full workshop participation
  • Due: March 1, 2019; 10% late fee
  • Rates:
    • $0 Scholarship Rate for accepted Path 2 applicants (competitive awards for qualified creative artists)
    • $975 Overachiever Rate
    • $1100 Early Bird Rate

    • $1250 Full Tuition Rate
  • Optional: Receive additional $100 off tuition coupon for submitting a 75-second maximum video (details emailed after securing spot)

3.  Housing (optional)

  • Includes: single room dorm housing with shared bath, wifi access, walking distance from all events
  • Due: March 1, 2019; 10% late fee
  • Rates:
    • $0 - do not need accommodations
    • $300 - 6 nights (June 1-7, 2019)
    • $350 - 7 nights (June 1-8, 2019)
    • $400 - 8 nights (June 1-9, 2019)

4.  Bonus Day: SAVVY-U (optional)

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Includes: full SAVVY-U participation (June 8); breakfast and lunch; 3-, 6-, and 9-month group "check-up" calls
  • Due:  March 1, 2019; 10% late fee
  • Rates:
    • $0 - do not attend
    • $175 per person
    • $300 for 2 people

Late/Cancellation policy

Late fees are assessed a 10% penalty.

Cancellations before March 1 are assessed a $100 fee to cover administrative costs and credit card transaction fees. No refunds given for cancellations after March 1 for any reason, since purchasing commitments are made by that time. If for any reason you are unable to attend, communicate with us about the possibility of sending someone in your place.

Apply now!

There are two primary paths to attending SAVVY Arts Venture Challenge. (A handful of additional slots are filled by finalists of the International SAVVY Chamber Competition.

Path 1: Arts Employee  (guaranteed acceptance)

  • For full-time employees such as arts administrators and university faculty
  • We welcome participants from individuals representing a wide variety of organization types and professional profiles
  • Guaranteed acceptance until sold out; 35 slots maximum
  • Fees: meals/supplies, tuition, housing (optional), bonus day (optional)
  • The earlier you apply, the bigger the discount

To complete the SAVVY application for Path 1, you will need:

  • Meals/supplies fee receipt number
  • Personal information (contact, background info, etc.)
  • 50-word professional bio

Path 2: Creative Artist Scholarship Program (competitive)

  • For performing/visual artists and educators of all arts disciplines and levels
  • Competitive acceptance; 35 slots maximum
  • Eligibility:
    • Independent performing/visual artists or educators (all genres)
    • Demonstrated financial need
    • No full-time position with organization that supports professional development
  • Accepted artists receive 100% tuition scholarships!
  • Fees: application fee, meals/supplies, housing (optional), bonus day (optional)
  • The earlier you apply, the less the application fee

To complete the SAVVY scholarship application for Path 2, you will need:

  • Scholarship application fee receipt number
  • Personal information (contact, background info, etc.)
  • 50-word professional bio
  • Essay: Describe why we should be most excited to work with you, what value you bring to our community, and what you’d like to take from the SAVVY experience (400-words max)
  • Video (link): Include a personal introduction (15-seconds maximum) and elevator pitch for an entrepreneurial arts-based business idea (60-seconds maximum)

Follow instructions applicable to your desired path:

Path 1: Arts Employee APPLICATION PROCESS:

  1. Pay meals/supplies fee
  2. Complete Path 1 application form
  3. Optional: submit video in exchange for $100 tuition coupon by Feb 1, 2019
  4. Pay remaining fees (tuition, housing, bonus day) by March 1, 2019
  5. Get ready to get SAVVY!

Path 2: Creative Artist Scholarship Program APPLICATION PROCESS:

  1. Pay application fee
  2. Complete Path 2 Scholarship application form
  3. Wait for results
  4. Secure spot by paying meals/supplies fee within 2 weeks of acceptance
  5. Pay remaining fees if applicable (housing, bonus day) by March 1, 2019
  6. Get ready to get SAVVY!