Yesterday, hip-hop recording artist and community leader, City Fidelia, and artist manager, Rebecca Dickson, announced the launch of the brand new FRMULA artist development program. Founded under the banner of the City Fidelia led non-profit Ensemble, the venture is the latest piece of infrastructure to hit Ottawa’s growing music scene.
“New Artist development program coming into our city!”, Fidelia announced on Instagram. “I wake up everyday looking for new ways to build an infrastructure for artists. This is a start. Shout out to the team @ensemblenonprofit and @bbexyyy for making this possible. Applications coming soon!”
Dickson also took some time to share her excitement on the program.
“This is something City and I have been working very diligently to bring to life”, she explained. “We see the growth in the community and shared the vision to provide Ottawa with a safe space for creatives to build a network of resources to develop their careers. Special thank you to everyone involved in the process and everyone who’s been in my corner supporting me. Stay tuned for applications and more information!”
Prior to the official launch, Fidelia and Dickson will be putting the final touches on FRMULA, including assembling a roster of jurors who will advise on the final entrants into the program. Stay glued to the Ensemble Instagram account for news and updates on the new program.