INCUBATOR

Nurturing emergence

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Nourishing young Black talent, the Incubator Programme for independent artists with exceptional talent, was created by UD to help facilitate the transition of young people from an educational or vocational training environment towards the commercial market or professional workplace.

Whether you create grime, rap, R&B, jazz, hip-hop or drill, we are always supporting the talent of tomorrow.

Over six months, 10 high-reaching artists are offered life-changing skills development, one-to-one mentoring and access to investment, you’ll also receive specialist input on your repertoire, brand and learn about routes to the market from industry professionals. We will equip participants to succeed in the music industry both in the UK & overseas.

“There is so much talent coming out of the UK but not enough spaces for young people to experiment and develop before they are swept up in success. Having a space to meet, connect, rehearse, create and build a team is integral to every creative’s development, especially for those making music outside of mainstream music education.

Amahla, singer songwriter and UD alumna

The Great Escape 2019 Amahla 2 by Alexis Maryon