The Oh Yeah Music Centre is now taking applications for 2017 for its Scratch My Progress talent development programme.
Oh Yeah is Belfast’s dedicated music hub and Scratch is an annual project as part of the centre’s commitment to supporting, nurturing and developing new music. Since 2011 the scheme has supported 22 emerging music acts through workshops, signposting and one to one mentoring, as well as studio and rehearsal time, professional photo shoots, performance, showcasing and promotional opportunities. Previous acts have included Katharine Philippa, Owen Denvir, R51, Hot Cops and Emer Maguire.
Once recruited, four successful Scratch applicants will spend up to nine months taking part in meetings and workshops with music industry professionals, including lawyers and accountants, vocal coaches, PR experts and more. The team will be encouraged to share ideas in interactive songwriter sessions and receive mentoring in everything from finances and marketing to interview skills and stage management. They will write and record a track professionally for a showcase EP and organise a showcase event as part of the Sound of Belfast programme in November, while other gigs and events often present themselves during the scheme.
In the past year Oh Yeah has further developed the programme to provide Scratch acts with showcasing and international opportunities as part of its series for the tenth anniversary of the centre. These included an Arts Council Artists International Development project in Berlin, and a showcase event at The Great Escape in Brighton.
Oh Yeah is a PRS Foundation Talent Development Partner and is also supported through the Help Musicians UK National Grants Programme. Applications are being accepted from June 21st – July 18th (deadline midnight).
For more info, guidelines and an application form contact firstname.lastname@example.org