Articulating a vision, creating a work plan, identifying target audiences, crafting a marketing strategy, and figuring out how to balance a budget are all important skills that musicians need to make their work live sustainably in the world. Our students have the advantage of getting a head start.
The Entrepreneurial Grant program empowers students to execute their unique programmatic ideas, by arming them with seed funding and a cadre of advisors to support them along the way. This program is not necessarily about funding “the next big thing,” it’s about enabling students to build skills and networks so that the next time they have a great idea (and there certainly will be a next time) they will also have the toolkit to realize it.
As you browse the project profiles below, you will find that our students are not only creating new opportunities for audiences to engage with and appreciate music, but new pathways for their own careers.
For more information and to start the application process, contact Eva Heinstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants must be enrolled full-time at NEC in order to be eligible for an EM grant. Entrepreneurial Student Grants are competitive and applications are reviewed twice yearly. Each applicant must complete every step of the Application Process (see below) and submit the online form of the grant application by 11:59pm according to the following timeline for Fall 2015.