The Hamilton Arts Council is seeking applications from emerging artists to be featured in the BIPOC hART Music Series.
Taking place during Hamilton Arts Week, the opportunity provides a platform for musicians that are of BIPOC representation including Black musicians, Indigenous musicians, and other artists of colour.
✨Series Host & Curator DeShaun Jones will select artists to produce a pre-recorded performance set, to feature during #HamiltonArtsWeek
— Hamilton Arts Council (@HamArtsCouncil) March 16, 2021
The BIPOC hART Music Series is supported by the Ontario Arts Council and will feature four signature presentations with the goal of helping emerging artists to develop their audience and professional network.
“The series will emphasize the importance of prioritizing diversity in Hamilton’s artistic representation to nurture a healthy and inclusive community,” said a statement posted on the Hamilton Arts Council website.
Successful candidates will work with the arts council to produce a professionally pre-recorded performance set to be digitally showcased during the Hamilton Arts Week.
DeShaun Jones will be reviewing applications, hosting, and curating the event. Jones has 16 years of experience in music management, curation, and consulting.
“Helping in the development of emerging Canadian music has always been my passion. I am extremely excited for the opportunity to curate & host the 2021 BIPOC hART Music Series with Hamilton Arts Council,” said Jones in the statement.
Interested musicians can apply on the Hamilton Arts Council website.