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2018 SAVVY Overview

Starts: Saturday, May 19, 6:30 p.m.
Ends: Friday, May 25, 6:00 p.m. (followed by optional after party)
Bonus Day: Saturday, May 26, 10 a.m. - 6 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
Enrollment: Capped at 75 participants—the earlier you apply, the greater your chances.
Apps Due: Oct. 23, 2017; Dec. 4, 2017; Jan. 18, 2018
Payments:    Meals/Supplies Fee - due 2 weeks after acceptance notification
All other payments - due March 1, 2018
Questions: mastermind@mozart.sc.edu

Application Paths

There are three categories of competitive applications. See more details about the kinds of participants we seek here.

     •    Path 1: SAVVY Partnership in Action (SPA)
For dual application involving one arts employee and one creative artist. FULL tuition scholarship awarded to creative artist!
     •    Path 2: Solo Arts Employee
For full-time employees such as arts administrators and university faculty
     •    Path 3: Solo Artist Scholarship Program
For performing/visual artists and educators of all arts disciplines and levels. Accepted solo artists receive 80-90% tuition scholarships!

Application Process

Follow the process below as appropriate to your application path.

1)  No application fee! 

2)  Complete appropriate application form.

a)  Path 1: SAVVY Partnership in Action (SPA) application form
b)  Path 2: SAVVY Solo Arts Employee application form
c)  Path 3: SAVVY Solo Artist Scholarship application form

To complete the SAVVY application, you will need the following:
  • Personal information (contact/background info, etc.)

  • 50-word professional bio(s)

  •  ALL PATHS: Describe why we should be most excited to work with you, and what value you bring to our community (300-words max).
  •  PATH 1: Describe the SPA collaborative project that you and your partner propose to tackle. Include a project description, intended audience, important partnerships, innovations, and the value that it brings. (400-words max)?
  •  PATHS 2 and 3: Describe an important challenge you’d like to address in your professional life, and how you hope SAVVY will help. (400-words max)?

3)  Make final round video. Candidates under serious consideration will be asked to submit a 75-second video. Deadline and details will be emailed. 

4)  Pay Meals/Supplies Fee. Once notified, accepted candidates have two weeks to pay this fee and reserve their spot. 


5)  Pay remaining fees. All remaining fees (tuition, housing, bonus day) due by March 1, 2018. See below for details. Late payments subject to a 10% penalty.

6)  Get ready to get SAVVY!

Fees

Meals/Supplies Fee due two weeks after acceptance notification. All other applicable fees due March 1, 2018 or are subject to a 10% penalty.

1)  Meals/Supplies Fee (required of all participants, all paths)

  • $350
  • Covers Happy Hour, 15 meals, coffee/drink service, snacks, variety of supplies needed throughout the week
  • Vegetarian options available at all meals.

2)  Tuition (variable, based on path and submission date)


Path 1: SAVVY Partnership in Action

Application submitted before Oct 23, 2017
   • $875 Overachiever Rate for Arts Employee
   • 100% off Full Tuition ($0 total) for Creative Artist


Application submitted Oct 24 - Dec 4, 2017
   • $1000 Early Bird Rate for Arts Employee

   • 100% off Full Tuition ($0 total) for Creative Artist

Application submitted Dec 5, 2017 - Jan 18, 2018
   • $1250 Full Tuition Rate for Arts Employee
   • 100% off Full Tuition ($0 total) for Creative Artist


Path 2: Solo Arts Employee

Application submitted before Oct 23, 2017
   • $875 Overachiever Rate for Arts Employee

Application submitted Oct 24 - Dec 4, 2017
   • $1000 Early Bird Rate for Arts Employee


Application submitted Dec 5, 2017 - Jan 18, 2018
   • $1250 Full Tuition Rate for Arts Employee

Path 3: Solo Artist Scholarship Program

Application submitted before Oct 23, 2017
   • 90% off Full Tuition ($125 total)

Application submitted Oct 24 - Dec 4, 2017
   • 85% off Full Tuition ($187.50 total)

Application submitted Dec 5, 2017 - Jan 18, 2018
   • 80% off Full Tuition ($250 total)

3)  Housing. (optional)

  • Details soon

4)  Bonus Day: SAVVY-U (optional)

  • $0 - do not attend
  • $175 per person
  • $300 for 2 people
  • 
Includes full participation (May 25); breakfast and lunch, 3-, 6-, and 9-month group "check-up" calls

Cancellation policy

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.