Deadline Alert: Apply for 5 Minutes to Shine by NEXT Wednesday, Sept. 25. By | September 18, 2019 Apply now for 5 Minutes to Shine (5MTS) for a chance to win a FREE conference registration and travel stipend! If you've got a story to tell about audience building success or failure then we want to hear it! (Plus, you’ll get to work with a seasoned journalist who will help bring your story to life.) 5 Minutes to Shine will highlight stories of building and engaging community through the performing arts specifically featuring our “Small and Mighty” presenting organizations.