The Hilltop Hoods Initiative - MusicNSW

Hilltop Hoods and APRA have once again teamed up, and will be giving away $10,000 to an emerging Australian Hip Hop artist or group.

One emerging Australian Hip Hop artist will have the opportunity to fast track their career with the 2011 Hilltop Hoods Initiative. Valued at $10,000, the grant is open to all up and coming hip hop artists or groups who have not released an album professionally. The grant is aimed at funding costs associated with the manufacture and release of an album. In addition, the winner will receive legal advice courtesy of David Vodika and Media Arts Lawyers, which can be used for general or specific career advice.

The judging panel features some of Australia’s most influential Hip Hop figures:

  • Hau (ACT) – Artist (Koolism), JJJ Presenter (The Hip Hop Show)
  • Nish (SA) – Graffiti Artist, Community Worker
  • Ran-Dee (NSW) – Manager (Def Wish Cast), Radio Presenter (Alchemy Radio)
  • Raph (VIC) – Artist, Clothing Label Owner (Blank Clothing), Author (Behind The Beat)

In 2010, Hilltop Hoods Initiative winner was Melbourne’s 1/6.

Applications open Friday DECEMBER 17, 2010 and will close Tuesday FEBRUARY 22, 2011, with the grant recipient being announced MARCH 31, 2011.

For more information on eligibility, details and entry form, please see here.