Scholarship

Scholarship for BIPOC Event Professionals

International Live Event Association Minneapolis/St. Paul is pleased to offer a scholarship opportunity for a full year’s membership with the Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter.


What is ILEA MSP?


The International Live Events Association (ILEA) is a global community of thousands of creative event professionals whose skills, expertise, and experience power some of the most influential live events around the world.


The Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter of ILEA is a diverse group of event professionals serving the needs of the business and social community. We are dedicated to continuing the advancement of quality and professionalism while upholding the highest ethical standards within the live event industry. We promise to respect and support each other by providing professional education and opportunities for networking in an atmosphere of fun.


A unique association, ILEA connects independent/corporate/association/non-profit and educational planners and producers, venues, transportation services, catering, design, floral, rental, technical, and production suppliers all under one umbrella. As the special events industry continues to become an active force in our ever-changing economy, our members are the human voices and talent driving the local industry. You can read even more about our history and mission here.


Who is eligible?


This scholarship aims to improve access to association membership for any current or emerging talent in the live events industry. 


This year (2023) eligibility is being offered exclusively to BIPOC event professionals as ILEA MSP aims to ensure it is continuing to work on improving access and inclusion to the resources we have available within our association and to amplify perspectives and voices that typically go unrepresented in the Twin Cities events community.


What will the Scholarship Recipient Receive?


  • A one-year scholarship to the International Live Event Association (value of $350)
  • Complimentary attendance to all monthly programs, membership events, and pop-ups. (total value of approximately $440).
  • Complimentary attendance to the annual MN Star Awards 2023 (value of $95)

Total scholarship value: $885


To apply for this scholarship, please fill out the form, linked here by Saturday, January 7, 2023.