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What is Acceptd?
Acceptd is the largest performing and visual arts network in the world. You can apply to and be discovered by colleges and universities, festivals, scholarships, and competitions. Our mission is to connect you with opportunities that will help you achieve your dreams.
How does it work?
Acceptd hosts all your digital media in one place. Your digital portfolio will have your headshot, media samples, and resume information saved and ready to be sent out to programs instantly. This makes applying to programs and organizations really easy: just find where you want to apply and send them your saved media! We also provide you with resources to help you decide where to apply and how to create your digital portfolio. Parts of your digital portfolio can then be incorporated into your discoverable profile, the first program of its kind to let programs around the world discover you.
What’s a discoverable profile?
A discoverable profile is exactly what it sounds like: a profile that helps you get discovered. Our partners have very specific needs for their programs, and they use the Acceptd network to discover applicants. You may not know it, but one of our hundreds of partners is looking for somebody with exactly your skill set right this second. If your profile isn’t discoverable, they won’t discover you.
Who will see my profile?
Anything you submit through Acceptd is sent directly to the program’s faculty and staff. All administrators have protected usernames and passwords to access your submissions, too, so everything is safe and secure. When you make your profile discoverable, you choose the media you want Acceptd partners to see, and they won’t see anything else. We value your privacy, safety, and security. Your information and content is kept private from public viewing.
Is there a fee?
It’s completely free to join the Acceptd network and build your discoverable portfolio. We understand that pursuing the arts is expensive, and we want to help you out as much as we can. Some programs require an application fee when you send your materials, but there’s no cost at all to join the Acceptd network.
Application fee waivers are available for applicants that qualify. Contact us for a fee waiver request.