CLLCTVE to host “Spring Madness” and live workshops for college students amidst COVID-19 pandemic

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COVID-19 has created a global pandemic and public health crisis that is affecting college students around the world. As a response, CLLCTVE, a digital platform connecting college creatives, is launching Spring Madness, a series of workshops and competition for collegiate creatives who are practicing social distancing, yet simultaneously working to build their skills.

Founder and CEO of CLLCTVE, Kelsey Davis, hopes the company’s Spring Madness effort serves as a resource to students saying, “Creatives are always working to better themselves and their craft. This campaign seeks to do just that by providing them with ways to take their talents to the next level while off-campus or disengaged from social activities and get recognized for their talents. CLLCTVE is continually looking to develop collegiate creative talent in fresh and dynamic ways.”

Spring Madness consists of a virtual competition, along with live workshops, and is a community for creative-minded college students despite being off-campus.

Virtual Competition

Participants can enter and compete by visiting the Spring Madness webpage and submitting a one-minute video explaining what makes them a creative and how they can benefit from CLLCTVE’s platform. Contestants must also submit two examples of their work and follow CLLCTVE on Instagram. The Grand Prize winner will receive $500 and a CLLCTVE hoodie along with a feature article on the website and early access to the company’s beta platform. Contestants also have the opportunity to win a notable honor which also includes news features on the website and early access to the beta platform, along with a CLLCTVE shirt. Applications are open until Sunday, April 17, 2020. All participants must be college students based in the United States.

Art of Finesse Live Workshops

Creatives interested in honing their skills are able to tune into creative workshops via Instagram Live every Wednesday from March 25th – April 17thth. Workshops will be hosted by various creatives including artist, Natalie Lauren Sims, Ashley Williams Esq. of Unorthodox Legal, and job matching company, RippleMatch.

For more information, visit for information or contact Kelsey Davis at Davis ’19 (Newhouse) and G ’20 (Whitman) is a Rubin Family Innovation Mentor at the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars at Syracuse University.