Today, the Powerhouse Museum in Collaboration with Create NSW and Astral People announced the three talented NSW emerging musicians who have been selected to receive the Generations Fellowship.
Valued at $150,000 through cash and in-kind assistance, the Generations Fellowship will support Western Sydney artists Clarissa Bock (‘Clarissa Mei’) and Solomon Toala (‘SOLLYY’), and Inner West artists Jonny Hawkins and Juan Villamor who perform together as ‘700 Feel’, with six month’s professional development.
The successful fellows will each receive $25,000 in financial support and $25,000 in-kind support, including access to studio space at Powerhouse Ultimo, industry mentoring and networking facilitated by Astral People.
Create NSW Chief Executive Annette Pitman said the fellowship, now in its third year, provides an important career pathway for NSW emerging musicians by connecting them with established industry experts and mentors, and building intergenerational knowledge.
“This investment in the next generation of creative talent provides early career artists the opportunity to gain valuable exposure to the music industry under the guidance and mentorship of industry experts. This career-defining fellowship equips the recipients with skills, industry insights and experience to propel their careers to new heights,” Ms Pitman said.
Powerhouse Chief Executive Lisa Havilah said, “Powerhouse is thrilled to be supporting the careers of NSW artists through programs such as the Generations Fellowship. Congratulations to Clarissa Mei, SOLLYY and 700 Feel – we look forward to welcoming you to the Powerhouse.”
Tom Huggett of Astral People added, “We’re very happy to be heading into our third year of the Generations Fellowship. We feel so much potential in 700 Feel, Clarissa Mei and SOLLYY and we’re excited to get them working with our entire Astral People team for 2023. All three artists have distinct sounds which really represent where Sydney is heading!”
Can't wait to see where these talented artists end up!