Season 2 of FRMULA, the flagship program of the Ensemble Non-Profit, is now accepting applications. The six-month professional development program consists of equal parts creation/production and professional development, aimed at emerging artists and artists managers. FRMULA provides participants with access to tools and resources often unattainable to emerging artists in Ottawa. This year the program is evolving and will include both artists and artist managers. With support from producers and engineers, participants will work together in a team environment.
“Year one of FRMULA was such an incredible experience, it’s rewarding to be able to learn from your own work and bring it back to the table to elevate it higher for the next year, and so on”, explains Rebecca Dickson, co-founder of FRMULA. “I’m excited to apply those tools to this year and expand it to aspiring executives, I know I wish I had that opportunity when I was embarking on my journey. We have such an incredible team behind the program, it’s going to be a fulfilling year”.
The chosen participants will attend workshops led by top industry professionals (largely based in, but not limited to Canada), and will carry out tasks, create goals, and participate in challenges related to the workshop. At the end of the six-month program intensive, every team (Artist + Artist Manager) will present a pitch deck to an A&R team.
“I am excited for the new season of FRMULA”, adds FRMULA co-founder, City Fidelia. “We plan to stress the importance of teamwork and self-awareness. The new elements in our program will have the participants equipped with the tools and resources to be successful in the music industry. The goal is to build an infrastructure for talent that have big dreams in this small city.”
“This years’ iteration is being sponsored by ADVANCE, Canada’s Black Music Business Collective, providing the capacity for FRMULA to grow. I am extremely grateful for the sponsorship Advance Music is providing. The support from them is vital for the work that we do. It’s beautiful to see an organization like them be invested in the growth of our art scene. We are looking forward to growing this relationship.”
Applications are open until May 24th, 2022. If you have any questions contact Ensemble Non-Profit at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the Ensemble Non-Profit Instagram account.
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