Youth Development Through Hip-Hop
The Museum of Pop Culture is proud to partner with Arts Corps and Grammy Award-winning duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to offer a three-week intensive called The Residency focusing on creative hip-hop songwriting, performance techniques, and beat production.
The Residency seeks aspiring teen hip-hop artists who want to get paid to learn from—and work alongside—professional teaching artists and a virtual who’s who from Seattle’s vast hip-hop and creative arts community.
All participants will record an EP of original music at a professional studio, and put on a final performance inside of MoPOP’s Sky Church.
DATE AND TIME
July 31–August 23, 2017; 10:00am–4:00pm; MoPOP and the VERA Project.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
Youth ages 16-19 with an established desire to pursue hip-hop and music as a career must apply online and meet all criteria in order to be considered.
ALL PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE:
- Fully-funded three-week instruction
- $500 stipend upon completion of the program
- Complimentary bus tokens
- Daily lunch provided
The Residency is designed exclusively for rising teen artists from the greater Seattle area who meet the King County low-income verification. Aiming to directly address the access barriers many underserved youth and families face when asked to choose between paying for an experiential learning opportunity beyond their means and getting a summer job this residency is an opportunity to provide up to 45 teen artists with a high-quality arts experience that supports them pursuing their artistic development and be compensated for their talent.
Applications open May 1, 2017 and close June 16, 2017.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Carroll Family Fund, Hon and Marla King, M&RL Equity Fund
Thank you to our community partners:
2312 Gallery, Purple Door Studios, Zeek's Pizza