2022 Applications Are Now Open.
Deadline 5th September 2022
(at 12 noon) 


Drake YolanDa Award 2022

Application Deadline - 5th September 2022
(at 12 Noon)

Shortlist Day - 12th September 2022 

Award Delivery Concert - 19th September 2022 

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The Drake YolanDa Award has been created by James JP Drake and YolanDa Brown, to support emerging artists across the UK on their musical journey. 

We will award artists who express a commitment to their careers, demonstrate creative excellence and a drive to succeed. The award is intended to further recipients' artistic practice, encourage career sustainability, and best equip them to make their own artistic choices.

We have decided to create an opportunity to hear from the artists in person. So the shortlisted applicants will have an opportunity to speak about their projects, as well as perform their music live to an expert panel.

The Drake YolanDa Award is provided by the Drake Calleja Trust (Registered Charity No: 1164114)