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.
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:
Please be aware that Launch Grants are taxable income. If you are on Peabody payroll, 25% or more may be withheld for taxes.
For degree recitals, research, and capstone projects, grant funding is available only for requests that go above and beyond academic/degree requirements. For example, funding is available for specified equipment and collaborative, travel, or other production expenses that clearly exceed departmental requirements. Funding is not available to compensate yourself for any components required or expected as part of your degree requirements such as planning, organizing, rehearsing, or creating the project.
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 protected].
If you received a Launch Grant, please fill out the forms below throughout your project.