ABOUT THE AWARD 

 
The Drake YolanDa Award is a talent development grant which aims to financially support talented emerging artists who are creating great music, actively performing and want to pursue a career in music. 

 
In 2020, 10 emerging artists will be awarded £3000 each to support them in areas including; touring, artistic development, recording new music, music videos, marketing, branding and purchasing new equipment.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY? 

 
This award is open to emerging artists across any genre of music (classical musicians not eligible) aged 16 – 30. 

 

Applicants can be singers, rappers, instrumentalists and groups.

 

You must be resident in the UK. 

 

We are looking for independent artists that need support and do not currently have backing from major record labels, publishers and more. 

 

 

STAGES OF APPLICATION & AWARD 

 

All applicants will need to be available for all dates below in order to be eligible for grant consideration.

 
 STAGE 1.

 

Application form via website 


Applicants send a live performance or music video 

Applications Deadline: 30th March 2020 at 11pm. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN 

 
 STAGE 2.

 

Shortlisted 20 artists have a face to face interview / performance in front of a panel of industry experts 

 
 STAGE 3. 

 

Award grants at a celebration concert with performances by the awardees to invited guests and press 

  

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

30th March 2020 at 11pm - Applications Deadline

15th April 2020 (10am - 8pm) - Face to Face Interview / Performance Day 

28th April 2020 - Award Delivery / Celebration Concert 

*The dates above are subject to change