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 a pot of money 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 Maria Finkelmeier, EM Program Manager.