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The BIPOC hArt Music Series is a platform celebrating diverse representation in the performing arts and creative industries by showcasing emerging artists from across the Greater Hamilton Area and Six Nations of the Grand River.

The BIPOC hArt Music Series featuring arttheboy + DayWon Records + Garnetta & DaGroovmasters + Jory + Keturah

Featured artists receive:

  • Performance compensation in accordance with professional standards : $750 for the lead applicant, plus $250 for each additional accompanying artist/musician to a total maximum of $2,000.

  • A professionally filmed and produced video of their work.

  • A unique platform to reach new audiences.

  • An opportunity to meet and work with other music professionals.

 

This call refers to BIPOC representation which includes musicians who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour. The series will feature a live performance to be professionally filmed in October 2022. HAC is seeking artists from a variety of cultural musical themes and styles.

Eligible applicants must:

  • Self-identify as BIPOC.

  • Be considered an “Emerging Artist” (see definition below).

  • Be prepared to deliver a 25 to 35 minute presentation of original work for recording.

  • Be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents, currently residing or practicing in the Greater Hamilton Area, or Six Nations of The Grand River.

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Emerging Artist is defined as an artist or group having not yet achieved substantial regional or national exposure. The emerging artist may have accomplished various achievements in their artistic development, but have not yet secured a manager, agent, publicist, or record label.

Submissions must include:

Link to an Artist/Creative public profile on The Arty Crowd website at www.theartycrowd.ca. (The Arty Crowd is free for Artists/Creatives of any practice.) The completed artists’ profile will provide information about:

  • Your goals (or vision) as an artist;

  • Examples of your current/previous work.

A short application form (or a short video) to provide adjudicators with information regarding:

  • How this opportunity will support your career development.

  • The type of performance you would deliver in a 25-35 minute set.

  • Your technical set-up requirements.

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Create your profile at www.theartycrowd.ca

Complete your

BIPOC hArt Music Series

application

Applications are reviewed by a panel of three (3) music professionals.

The panel will consider the content of the applicants’ Arty Crowd profiles (e.g. goals/vision, examples of work) and the information provided in response to the application questions listed above.

Each adjudicator will assign a score in each of the three (3) criterion of the Adjudication Scoring Guidelines below. Scores will be tallied and the top scoring applications will be recommended for final selection by our host and curator, DeShaun Jones in consultation with HAC staff.

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ADJUDICATION SCORING GUIDELINES

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The BIPOC hArt Music Series application information session video is designed to support applications from emerging & early career artists from a variety of musical themes and styles.

 

Application Information Video chapters:
01:30 Program Priorities
03:00 Key Dates
04:15 Eligibility
05:00 The Arty Crowd
06:05 Application: Biography
09:20 Application: Examples of Work
13:25 Application: Performance Description
16:40 Application: Career Development
20:45 Application: Support
22:45 Q&A

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CHECK OUT THE PREVIOUSLY  FEATURED ARTISTS.
(click to watch)

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The BIPOC hArt Music Series has received significant contributions in 2021 & 2022 from:

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