This event is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts Research Labs program under their priority area for arts, entrepreneurship, and innovation. We're absolutely thrilled to be able to work with our research partner the New World Symphony, to talk with you about our research looking at the New World Symphony's Blue Program.
The NEA's Research Lab program was established to build a long-term, multi-year research program to bring together researchers with cultural partners to focus on major themes of arts and wellbeing, the arts impact on education, and learning, and arts, entrepreneurship, and innovation. As part of our multi-year research agenda, we are convening this summit to bring together musicians, leaders, educators, philanthropists, and researchers in order to surface the current and emerging issues.
Challenges, opportunities and best practices, preparing and supporting orchestral musicians for the career realities of today and tomorrow. During a time of massive change in both our field and in the world. We are grateful for our partnership with the New World Symphony, who are model builders and leaders and innovation.
Together, we are mutually interested in how to prepare young artists to develop sustainable careers in the performing arts and the role of entrepreneurial leadership and community engagement training towards this end. Today we will be giving you an overview of our first study of New World Symphony's Blue program and projects the entrepreneurship and leadership training at the New World Symphony.
Our goals today are to share our methods to explore the tensions and questions that have emerged in our study and to spark a conversation. We see presentations like this as a way of sharing our findings with the broader field, to inform our interpretations, to guide our further inquiry. We'll be running this presentation for about 45 minutes, leaving space for questions, and following that we will move into breakouts and discussions to explore what role research can play in building a fearless future for musicians.
Our background and overview for this study is to start with an introduction to our study with the New World Symphony, the United States preeminent orchestral training academy. Young musicians typically post-collegiate come for up to three years of a stipend and fellowship experience over the period of a 35 week season.
They're provided with housing and access to new world facilities, primarily focused on elite orchestral audition preparation. And the New World Symphony has been very successful at this reporting, an 85 to 90% success rate. You've just heard from the fellows that the current programming goes well beyond orchestra training to now including much more focus on community engagement, audience development, and entrepreneurial leadership blue projects.
As an educational institution, the New World Symphony sits in this productive space for professional development and leadership training, distinct from a degree granting organization that focuses on music performance and conservatories. It places a high value on entrepreneurship and leadership training, where these entrepreneurship leadership programs count for about 20% of fellows stipended time.
And all 87 of the fellows are engaged in at least one project, in one form or another. The New World Symphony views itself as a laboratory. The goal is to create new models for musicians, to bring value to communities priority on multiple forms of innovation at various levels of the organization, an investment in the fellows and their futures as much as the future of the field itself.
New World Symphony Blue program stands, build, learn, understand, and experiment. It's a new program blending leadership and entrepreneurship training with hands-on experimentation. It was founded in 2018 on the knowledge that the orchestral landscape is rapidly changing. Traditional performance career models are changing, and now it has been running for seven years.