2021 Applications for the Drake YolanDa Award are Now Open
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 2021, 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.
Application form via website
Applicants send a live performance or music video
Shortlisted 20 artists have a face to face interview / performance in front of a panel of industry experts.
Award grants at a celebration concert with performances by the awardees to invited guests and press
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Application Deadline - 15th October (at 12 Noon)
2021 Shortlist Day - 19th October 2021
Award Delivery Concert - 6th November 2021
*The dates above are subject to change