Arts Leadership Program
Special Opportunity Grants
The intent of the Special Opportunity Grant is to further the professional development of all students currently enrolled in the Arts Leadership Certificate Program by providing support for specific opportunities that relate to a student’s career goals and ALP course-work.
Acceptable opportunities for this type of grant include:
- Seminars – students can apply to attend seminars on topics in areas including arts management, development, music technology, and performance/outreach. These seminars must not be on performance, music theory, or music history alone. They must put your musical learning in a larger context. Accordingly, typical master classes, summer festivals, or musicology and theory symposia are currently not eligible for funding.
- Apprenticeships – students can apply to shadow performers, composers, or other figures in the music world who could be deemed as “arts leaders." These individuals should have diverse careers that relate directly to a student’s career interests. Again, such apprenticeships must not be simply a week of lessons, or a week of watching a world-class performer give standard recitals to traditional audiences. These must be people who are creating new audiences, reaching new listeners, and thinking outside the box. Such apprenticeships must be carefully planned and should involve observing the mentor in a number of contrasting roles and situations. Please see the ALP Assistant Director if you would like to explore this option.
Opportunities that do not conform to the above categories will not be funded. Our list of Ideas for non-local internships and special opportunities may give you some additional ideas.
In order to request approval for funding for a specific opportunity, you must fill out all sections of the Special Opportunity Grant Application and Expense Sheet and submit it to the ALP office. Approval must be sought BEFORE the special opportunity you wish to have funded is undertaken. If approval is granted a signed, approved copy of the form will be returned to you. You must resubmit the completed form to the ALP office after you have completed the opportunity so that payment can be processed. Be sure to include all original receipts.
When filling out the Expense Sheet be sure to itemize each expense.
|EXPENSE ESTIMATE||ACTUAL EXPENSES|
|Expected Date||Description||Amount||Date||Description*||Actual Amount|
|a) 5/10/07||Airline ticket (leave 5/10/07 return 5/13/07)||435.00||a) 5/10/07||same||435.00|
|b) 5/11/07 to 5/15/07||Lodging||315.00||b) 5/11/07 to 5/15/07||same||292.00|
(*write "same" if it corresponds to estimate column)
If you need more rows to itemize your expenses simply attach another Expense Sheet. Be sure to label it “Page 2”, and include your name, and signature.
The grant may reimburse students for Room, Tuition, Travel Costs, and Conference/Seminar Fees. Board (meals) are to be covered by the student. We may also reimburse for other related expenses, but will evaluate them on a case-by-case basis.
Students may be reimbursed for up to $1500.00.
If you have questions regarding the completion of these forms, or for additional copies, please contact the ALP office.