Applications are currently closed for submissions.

Applications for the next class will be open in early 2020.

How to Apply

The application period for the 2019 CMA KixStart Artist Scholarship commences at Midnight on May 1, 2019 and concludes at 11:59 PM on May 31, 2019. All times are US Central Time. Applications received before or after this period will not be considered. The application includes:

  • Basic personal and contact information;
  • Artist Biography;
  • Publicity Photograph;
  • Video Interview;
  • Video performance of one (1) song;
  • Representation information (e.g. management, publicist, label etc.);
  • Discography of released music;
  • Listing of recent and planned touring activity;
  • Social media information and statistics;
  • Streaming presence and statistics;
  • Letters of recommendation;
  • Consent to Background Check (conducted on ten (10) finalists only);
  • Additional relevant information as specified.

Note: All applications must be completed by the artist, not the artist’s representatives. All information requested in the application must be completed. Artists may only submit one (1) application annually. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA WILL BE STRICTLY UPHELD. APPLICATIONS NOT ADHERING TO THE LETTER OF THESE SPECIFICATIONS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.