Music to Life, a national nonprofit founded by Noel Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul & Mary) and his daughter, Liz, is seeking talented musicians with ideas for making sustainable change in their communities for the second online Musician Changemaker Accelerator Academy (MCA) scheduled to start in August.
The Accelerator Academy is a 7-month incubator and training opportunity that empowers musicians to develop entrepreneurial approaches to their social change work. Led by experts in the fields of social justice, nonprofit work, business leadership and arts industry, the Accelerator is designed to be a transformative experience for each musician, sparking their capacity to support themselves while being effective change agents for communities-in-need. Integral to this work is an equity lens that anchors engagement and program development around the core values of inclusion, cultural and socioeconomic sensitivity, and respect for all approaches and points of view. Musician participants come away with a concrete plan for their community change idea, local partner connections, program development skills and funding to execute their projects. Learn more about the MCA's curriculum and FAQ's here.
Looking for Musician Changemakers:
We are inviting applications from talented musicians, practicing in all genres, with ideas for making sustainable change in their communities. Participating musicians will receive cash and services worth $7500 including:
- a $500 participation stipend
- weekly instructional training in program and grants development
- networking sessions with like-minded entrepreneurial artists and thought leaders
- 30+ hours of intensive 1:1 coaching
- $2,500 matching seed funding to launch a program pilot in partnership with a local organization
Candidates will be selected based on their musical talent and their enterprising idea for a music-driven social change program in their community. Application Deadline Extended! Submit by midnight ET on Wednesday, July 12, 2023.
Please note: Given Music to Life’s commitment to racial justice, equity and inclusion, we strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and those who identify with or are members of historically marginalized or underrepresented communities.
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