Music to Life, a national nonprofit founded by Noel Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul & Mary) and his daughter, Liz, is seeking skilled creative entrepreneurship instructors and talented musicians with ideas for making sustainable change in their communities for the online Musician Changemaker Accelerator Academy (MCA) (launching in February 2023).
The Accelerator Academy is a 8-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.
Available Positions for Instructors:
Course Instructors ($1,000 per-2 week themed session) teach and facilitate 2-week themed sessions including (each week):
- two 1.5-hour instructional meetings
- a coordinated/curated Lunch & Learn (hour-long facilitated discussion by invited guest)
- relevant readings or assignments (no more than 1-2 hours per week for participants).
Instruction takes place between February and April 2023. Instructors of each themed session will work closely with Music to Life in advance to develop a robust curriculum, goals and learning outcomes.
Lunch & Learn facilitators ($100 per hour-long session) are skilled experts who offer a facilitated exchange around a topic of interest to participants and oriented around the goals of the Accelerator: (program evaluation, branding/social media, working across differences, etc.).
There will be one Lunch & Learn per week during each of the initial 8 weeks of instruction.
Available Positions for Musicians:
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
- $2K 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. Applications due by midnight ET on Friday, October 14, 2022.