London artist studio HQI launches development program for budding young musicians


West London-based artist studio HQI is launching a development program for young aspiring musicians.

Working with the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, HQI set up its artist development program as part of the first Sounds Like Hammersmith & Fulham project, which aims to provide young people with a springboard into work in the creative industries .

Established as a free program, the Artist Development Program will be offered to 15 residents of the Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and will run for 10 months. It will include a series of public masterclasses open to all, with musicians Mykki Blanco, GAIKA and Seb Gainsborough (aka Vessel) among the personalities participating in this element of the project.

Speaking about the project, Justine Simons OBE, Deputy Mayor for Culture and Creative Industries at Hammersmith & Fulham, said: “Music has the power to inspire and transform the lives of young Londoners, and it is vital that we support their skills and talent. I’m thrilled that sounds like Hammersmith & Fulham The scheme, funded by the Mayor of London’s Cultural Impact Awards, provides more opportunities for young musicians and artists to develop their creative future.”

Applications for the Artist Development Program are open now to 18-25 year olds working with music or music-based visual arts and living in Hammersmith & Fulham via HQI website. They will close on November 30, although early registration is recommended for priority access to public masterclasses.

Registration to attend the public masterclass program at the base of HQI is also open, and the first, featuring Gainsborough and focusing on “Exploring the world of construction and audiovisual landscapes”, is scheduled for November 2. You can RSVP here.

Learn more about HQI’s Artist Development Program here.


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