EMPOWER 2019 Conference Scholarship




For almost twenty 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, 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 and 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 2019 EMPOWER Creative Leadership Conference on March 23 and 24.

Complimentary Conference Registration Fee Waiver


An EMPOWER scholarship is a fee waiver for a general EMPOWER registration. Recipients will be able to attend all general sessions, keynote sessions, workshops, mentorship sessions, and other activities open to participants during the conference. Individuals receiving scholarships are responsible for their own expenses (rooms, meals, transportation, etc.). Fee waivers are provided courtesy of our sponsor Sony Pictures Asian Resource Community.


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 note, past recipients of the EMPOWER Conference Scholarship are allowed to apply again, but priority will go towards first time recipients.


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


The deadline for scholarship applications is 11:59pm on Friday, March 1, 2019. 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 March 8, 2017. We regret that many people who are otherwise eligible may not receive scholarships.


Please complete the following application by Friday March 8 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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