FIFTEEN Scottish-based hip hop artists working in music, visible arts, dance and movie have have obtained bursaries totalling £16,379, due to a brand new pilot programme.
The scheme, run by Sunny G, UP2STNDRD and 644 Studios, with backing from The Nationwide Lottery by way of Artistic Scotland, is designed to assist improve alternatives and handle inequality.
The person bursaries of as much as £1500 are supporting the analysis, improvement, rehearsal and recording of recent work from artists throughout Scotland, creating circumstances wherein hip hop artists can thrive within the improvement, presentation and promotion of their very own work.
Artists benefitting from the programme embody singer, rapper and actor Clarissa Woods from Glasgow. North-east rapper Chef (Ola Akinsanya) will collaborate with native artists primarily based in Aberdeen on a music video and visible arts undertaking, whereas Glasgow’s Shelltoe Mel (Melanie Leck) will report new work in collaboration with a women-led recording studio, amongst others.
On being awarded a bursary, Aberdeen’s rising hip hop star Chef stated: “This bursary has given me the possibility to get nearer to completely realising my targets with out having to compromise resulting from price range. Being acknowledged has additionally given me extra perception within the work we’re doing and allowed me to consider extra modern concepts to implement sooner or later.”
Steg G of Sunny G Radio stated: “It was thrilling to find all of the wonderful artists inside Scottish hip hop that utilized to the Hip Hop Bursary. The usual of supporting supplies was distinctive and the concepts for the initiatives had been very thrilling. It’s actually inspiring to see how robust and numerous the hip hop scene Is inside Scotland.”