Arts Corps, MoPOP and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are collaborating to host year 3 of The Residency (formerly known as Hip Hop Artist Residency) from July 31- August 23, 2017. The Residency breaks down the barriers of access to equitable arts experiences for underserved youth, ages 16-19, in the Seattle region in order to build their skills in collaboration, self-expression, technical acumen, leadership identity, and confidence as cultural change-makers. The intensive program will serve 40-45 emerging artists through two tracks over three weeks. Each track will be led by two teaching artists and a youth intern serving 15-20 youth.
The Vocal Track will foster self-expression through lyricism, rhyme structure, and delivery and the Production Track will emphasize media literacy, beat-making, and song construction. Participants will feature their work at the culminating event taking place at MoPOP’s SkyChurch. The final three days of the summer intensive will focus on music industry business training and program evaluation with participants. In the fall, youth will participate in four monthly 3-hour cyphers, from September through December, as a way to advance their collaborative learning, workshop ideas with their cohort artists, and sustain the sense of shared community and motivation gained through the summer intensive.
To apply to the program, go to the link below: