The Propel Arts and Entertainment Grant is designed to diversify the entertainment industry by creating a pipeline for Black and other underrepresented students into its ranks.
Grant Application Timeline:
- November 16 - Round 1 RFP Release
- November 30 - Webinar
- December 7 - Proposals Due
- December 10 - Selection Process
- December 17 - Grantee Announcements
- Jan 15 - AWARD ACCEPTANCES & FUNDING RELEASED
To be eligible for consideration for this grant, applicants must be:
- Committed to projects that are direct alignment with Propel's mission and vision.
- A Propel HBCU Partner
- Capable of supporting the proposed activities with reasonable assistance from Propel Staff and Partners.
Proposed projects must clearly demonstrate how institutions envision creating a more diverse pipeline of talent in arts and entertainment sector. Each project should ensure HBCU students have access to virtual and in-person learning experiences in film/television production, music marketing, and fashion design.
Proposals should demonstrate the following:
- Dedicated staff to accelerate progress for the Propel Arts & Entertainment project.
- A built-in method to measure impact progress toward goals quarterly, set Specific | Measurable | Attainment | Relevant | Time-bound (SMART goals/KPIs) and leverage Propel's public and private partner to ensure long-term sustainability.
- Integration and use of Apple’s ecosystem for teaching, learning and Innovation.
- Be designed to answer/solve at least one challenge question.
- Include a project-based learning experience for HBCU students.
- Use Apple Hardware to integrate technology into project.
- Max cash award amount: $200,000
- Additional Apple Hardware Toolkit: valued at $100,000 (MacBook Pros, IPads, Apple Pens, iPhones, Apple Watches)
- Duration: One Year
If selected, grantees can use funding to:
- Develop programs and products to assist in the development of the next leaders of innovation in arts and entertainment faculty and graduate fellows research projects aligned to propel initiatives.
- Develop real-world student paid-internship programs with project-based learning.
- Provide merit and need-based scholarships, and other students success resources.
- Expenses to support supplies and training for technology requests and upgrades.
- Submit Quarterly status reports
- Complete Grantee Project Workbook (IPad / Template Provided)
- Participate in 60 hours of prescheduled mentoring sessions with Industry Mentors
- Submit white papers, project products, publications and documentation
- Attend industry focused conferences and training
Project Description and Mission Alignment | 25 points
Innovation Approach | 45 points
Strategies to Address Systemic Barriers | 20
Project Oversight and Sustainability I 10