Hilltop Hoods $10,000 grant for emerging artists launches

Hilltop Hoods and APRA AMCOS are teaming up once again to give one emerging Australian hip hop/soul artist or group $10,000.

The initiative will help fund the costs associated with the manufacture, marketing and release of an album; legal advice from Media Arts Lawyers and a Zoo York prize pack will also be included.

The initiative is open to artists around Australia who haven’t previously released an album professionally and who are members of APRA AMCOS.

Entries will be judged by a panel of influential Australian hip hop figures including Koolism‘s Hau, who presents triple J’s The Hip Hop Show; graffiti artist and indigenous community worker Nish; promoter and booking agent Ran-Dee; artist and Blank Clothing owner Raph; and Brisbane’s talented hip-hop renaissance man Tommy Illfigg.

Previous grant winners include Jimblah, Chelsea Jane, I AM D and RUNFORYOURLIFE.

Applications open Tuesday 20th January 2015; keep your eye on the APRA AMCOS website for more information including how to apply in the New Year.