EMPOWER 2017 Conference Scholarship




For more than eighteen years, Kollaboration has contributed to the discovery, connection, and elevation of Asian American artists to improve diverse representation in media.

Kollaboration’s programming has been centered around our annual city chapter showcases featuring talent in music, dance, and comedy. Over the years, our programming has expanded to include digital content (videos, weekly KollabCast podcasts), local open mic nights, networking mixers, spotlight events, and professional development events including panels and our annual EMPOWER Creative Leadership Conference.

This year, we at Kollaboration want to ensure that driven aspiring artists and creative professionals have the opportunity to attend our conference to meet Asian America’s entertainment professionals and learn the fundamentals of success and areas of contribution in this industry.  We are opening applications to receive a scholarship to attend the EMPOWER 2017 Weekend - Kollaboration AF Comedy Night on Friday, Nov. 3, EMPOWER Creative Leadership Conference on Saturday, Nov. 4 and the closing Kollaboration STAR showcase on Sunday, Nov. 5.

Complimentary Tickets and Conference Registration Fee Waiver

A scholarship is a general EMPOWER Weekend registration fee waiver for conference attendees as well as complimentary entry to the comedy show and STAR showcase. Recipients may attend all general sessions, keynote sessions, workshops, mentorship hours and other activities open to participants during the conference. Individuals receiving scholarships are responsible for their own expenses (rooms, meals, transportation, etc.)


Kollaboration will prioritize applicants who have shown a proactive pursuit of a career in the arts, whether that is performance based or in the professional realm. If you are new to the arts and entertainment industries and want to attend EMPOWER as a gateway, be clear with your goals, vision, and motivation.


Please complete the form on the following page prior to the deadline.


The deadline for scholarship applications is 11:59pm on Friday, October 20, 2017. Completion of this application does not guarantee that you will receive a scholarship. All applicants will receive notification of acceptance or denial on or around October 21, 2017. We regret that many people who are otherwise eligible may not receive scholarships.

The Application

Please complete the following survey by October 20 to be considered for scholarship support.

Name *
Phone *
Birthdate *
LinkedIn, Digital Portfolio, IMDb, etc.
Education Level *
What area of arts/entertainment are you interested in pursuing? *
Select all that apply
Have you ever attended a Kollaboration event? *
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