The Launch Grant supports creative, innovative projects developed by Peabody Conservatory third-year undergraduate and first-year master’s students in the course Pitching Your Creative Idea each spring. Grantees are selected each year to receive up to $5000 in funding as well as mentorship and promotional support from the LAUNCHPad office.
To be eligible, applicants should be undergraduate or master’s students currently enrolled in Pitching Your Creative Idea. Students are recommended for the Launch Grant based on their final class project and can then opt-in or opt-out of the final grant application process.
Instructors of Pitching Your Creative Idea nominate up to five students in each section to advance to the preliminary round of review. A panel of artists and arts professionals will review the applications and select semi-finalists. A smaller panel, including Dean Bronstein, will select the finalists. After the finalists have the opportunity to pitch their projects live, grant winners will be announced.
Required Application Materials
The application includes the following elements:
Allowable Expenses include:
Unallowable Expenses include:
The grant period is 12 months from the announcement of the Launch Grant winners. During this time, grantees will submit 3 report forms and participate in at least 1 meeting with LAUNCHPad staff to receive mentorship and discuss promotional strategies.
For questions about the Launch Grant, email email@example.com.
If you received a Launch Grant, please fill out the forms below throughout your project.