NWCT Emerging Songwriter Scholarship- Applications Now Open

NWCT Emerging Songwriter Scholarship- Applications Now Open

NWCT Emerging Songwriter Scholarship- Applications Now Open

Songwriters 16-25 are invited to apply to professionally produce their own song.

 

LITCHFIELD COUNTY, MAY 11, 2021 —  Applications are now open for the NWCT Emerging Songwriter Scholarship Program.  Young adults aged 16-25 with a passion for creating music are invited to apply.  Five applicants will be selected based on merit to participate in the program.  The deadline for applications is June 11, 2021.

 

Awardees will be given the opportunity to participate in creative writing workshops, access licensing to beats by local producers, and to record their own song in a professional setting.  The workshops will cover topics such as techniques for songwriting, resources available for marketing and distribution, and guidance from an entertainment lawyer.

 

Scholarship recipients will be selected June 15 and the program will run from June 26 – July 31.  All workshops and recording sessions will be hosted by The Outlet for the Arts, a new recording/production studio in Torrington, CT.

 

Ysanne Marshall, the Community Impact Coordinator for the NWCT Arts Council has developed the program to steer the youth to develop professional work ethics. “Showing up is sometimes more than 50% of the reason that success comes to flourish. My hope is that this experience will encourage the youth to take more control of their music careers by educating themselves and taking action.”

 

Eligible applicants can apply at: https://www.artsnwct.org/emerging-songwriter-scholarship

 

The scholarship program is made possible through funding from the CT Office of the Arts; Bridge Builders Program and matching funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.  The program is presented by the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council in partnership with the Outlet for the Arts.

 

[About the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council]

The mission of the NWCT Arts Council is to engage the public in building a strong and connected arts community that is integral to the economic development and the collective well-being of the region. Learn more at  ArtsNWCT.org

 

The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council is supported in part by the DECD/Connecticut Office of the Arts, the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area, Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation and the Connecticut Community Foundation.

 

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NWCT Emerging Songwriter Scholarship

Program Guidelines

 

Overview:

Applications are now open for the NWCT Emerging Songwriter Scholarship Program.  Young adults aged 16-25 with a passion for creating music are invited to apply.  Five applicants will be selected based on merit to participate in the program.  The deadline for applications is June 11, 2021.

 

Qualifications:  

  • The program is open to emerging songwriters aged 16-25.
  • Applicants must reside in the Arts Council’s 25 town service area.
  • Applicants must show aptitude for songwriting and work ethic.
  • Must be available to participate on both program workshop dates.

 

Scholarship Award Package:

  • 2 Group Songwriting Workshops
    • Workshop 1: Saturday June 26, 2021. 9am- 12pm  Creative writing workshop, selecting beats.  Breakfast included.
    • Workshop 2: Saturday July 10, 2021. 9am- 12pm Presentation on how to use PRO Affiliate.  Presentation from entertainment lawyer Robert Sciglimpaglia. Song presentation & group feedback.  Booking recording sessions.  Breakfast included.
  • Licenced use of 1 professionally produced backing beat.
  • One private recording session up to 4 hours to record and master the final track.

 

Timeline: 

  • May 16: Applications Open
  • June 11: Applications Close
  • June 15: Recipients will be notified.
  • June 26: Workshop 1
  • June 27- July 9: Creative Songwriting Period
  • July 10: Workshop 2
  • July 12 – July 31: Recording Sessions

 

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