Scholarship Award Announced By WaterBear Sheffield – Collaboration With Slambarz

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In a remarkable collaboration, WaterBear – The College of Music and Slambarz are unveiling an extraordinary opportunity for an aspiring young artists. The Slambarz x WaterBear Sheffield Scholarship Award will offer one exceptional Slambarz participant a three-year scholarship at WaterBear Sheffield, starting in September 2024.

This initiative aims to support the next generation of musicians by providing comprehensive educational and professional development opportunities.

A Partnership to Nurture Talent

Slambarz, a dynamic music events initiative, focuses on young lyricists, rappers, and music producers aged 14 to 25. Founded in 2017 by Dom Heslop and mentor Vicki Morris of The Hive, Slambarz engages young people through music creation and community projects, offering a supportive and inclusive platform to hone and showcase their talents. This new scholarship represents a significant milestone for Slambarz and its mission to elevate young artists.

Dom Heslop, Founder of Slambarz, expressed his excitement about the collaboration, saying,

“We at Slambarz are absolutely thrilled to announce our partnership with WaterBear Sheffield for the Slambarz x WaterBear Sheffield Scholarship Award. This incredible opportunity provides one deserving Slambarz Artist with a prestigious three-year scholarship on one of WaterBear’s BA (Hons) Professional Music degree courses. We’re honoured to support our talented artists on their journey, with full tuition fees covered throughout their degree. This partnership marks a pivotal moment in our mission to redefine excellence in the industry.”

Empowering the Next Generation of Musicians

Eve Massaad, representing WaterBear, highlighted the importance of the scholarship, stating,

“The Scholarship Award presents a remarkable opportunity for a young individual aspiring to pursue an academic qualification while building a sustainable career in music. They will be able to choose from our range of three-year BA (Hons) Professional Music degree courses to suit their career aspirations and interests. Slambarz is an extraordinary organisation, and we are proud to partner with them in empowering artists and young people, fostering confidence, creativity, and lasting impact.”

Application Details and Deadlines

Slambarz artists over 18 as of September 2024 are invited to apply for the scholarship through an online application process. The deadline for applications is 31st May 2024. This scholarship provides an unparalleled chance for young musicians to receive top-tier education while pursuing their passion.

A Broader Commitment to Grassroots Music

To further support grassroots music and young musicians, WaterBear recently hosted an electrifying evening featuring an open mic cypher with Slambarz and Audio Active, a Brighton-based non-profit youth music organisation, at the WaterBear Venue in Brighton. This event brought together artists from both the north and south, showcasing the vibrant and diverse talent within the community.

About WaterBear

WaterBear offers BA (Hons) degree and master’s courses tailored for today’s musicians, artists, and industry professionals. With campuses in Brighton and Sheffield, two cities renowned for their rich musical heritage, WaterBear provides an ideal environment for creative growth.

Additionally, WaterBear offers a range of online distance-learning courses to accommodate various learning preferences.

WaterBear is a College of Falmouth University, a leader in creative industries education, entrepreneurship, and innovation. The college emphasizes small class sizes, flexible course delivery, bespoke one-to-one mentoring, and exclusive work experience and career development opportunities. This student-centric approach ensures that each individual receives personalized attention and support throughout their educational journey.

How to Get Involved

To learn more about the courses offered at WaterBear and to apply, prospective students can visit the following links:

The collaboration between WaterBear and Slambarz represents a significant step forward in supporting young musicians and fostering a new generation of talent. By providing educational opportunities and platforms for creative expression, both organisations are dedicated to nurturing the artistic potential of the youth, ensuring a vibrant and innovative future for the music industry.

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