Leicestershire musical artists are being the opportunity to take part in free workshops, industry masterclasses, professional recording sessions and live performances as part of Project LIVE, a free 4 month artist development programme hosted at 2Funky Music Café.
The project, supported using public funding by Arts Council England, is open to singers & rappers, aged 18+ from Leicester & Leicestershire, creating music across Black music genres and will work across musical styles such as hip-hop, soul, grime, jazz, funk, reggae and afrobeats.
The programme is led by Musical Director Lisa Millett, who has featured as a vocalist on Ministry of Sound and trained at Royal Academy of Music. Artists will receive 1-2-1 mentoring, music industry masterclasses, networking, recording sessions, performance opportunities with local festivals, radio exposure, and collaborations with a live, professional band.
2Funky Arts Director Vijay Mistry commented: “Project LIVE is the first step to a more professional music career. We have uncovered so many talented artists locally and it is always exciting to see their rapid progression. Artists become more confident and polished by the end showcase.”
Applications by artists from ethnic minority backgrounds are particularly encouraged.
DEADLINE: Monday 31 July 2023. Evening sessions will take place between September to December 2023.