The Residency Summer Workshop Series is for youth ages 16-19 with an established desire to pursue hip-hop and music as a career. The Summer Intensive is a month-long program where 30 youth students select a vocal or production track, produce original songs, record in a professional studio, and learn about a career in music from some of the region’s best teaching artists. Artists will learn business acumen from music leaders and gain a social justice lens from community activist leaders. They will get to showcase their music in front of hundreds at the finale showcase at MoPOP’s Skychurch! Each participant has access to year-round opportunities to become a Residency Alumnus.
They will get a $600 stipend for their attendance, and a signed certificate by Macklemore and the entire Residency Staff upon completion. Bus tokens, snacks, and lunch included. The Residency exists to break down barriers to equitable arts learning. We continue to center on Black, Indigenous, & P.O.C identifying young artists from low-income families to help acquire tangible artistic and professional skills while gaining confidence, teamwork, and a deepened understanding of their identity and power.
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