Vocalists and musicians from across the East Midlands are being given the opportunity to apply to a professional development and performance programme run by 2Funky Arts and Musical Director Carol Leeming.
‘Project LIVE’ will provide guidance for 8 promising new urban artists in developing new material and raising their profile. They will learn more about the music industry from professional artists, perform as part of a high profile showcase and work towards a Bronze or Silver Arts Award.
‘Project LIVE’ focuses on artists who work in urban music styles and music of Black origin, including Soul, R&B, Jazz, Funk, Gospel, Grime and Reggae.
It will allow artists to perform for a music industry crowd, develop new business skills and knowledge of the industry. The programme hopes to increase the potential for artists to become signed, boost their income from performances, gain management and improve their networks. It’ll also help them to secure live bookings, across the region, following the course.
Singers, rappers and musicians who apply for the opportunity and are shortlisted will be interviewed by a professional panel, which includes Bizzi Dixon, Carol Leeming and DJ Yess. The 8 selected will take part in sessions at 2Funky Music Café, Leicester, between April and June 2016. Workshops will culminate in a showcase at the same venue and be followed by a period of mentoring to encourage further progression.
To apply, artists must be over 18, unsigned and from Leicester, Nottingham or Derby. The project is £50 (for working people) and free for those in receipt of job seekers allowance.
For an application form, please contact Vijay Mistry on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit 2funkyarts
The deadline for applications is 29 February 2016.