12th February 2021
Academy Fund Recipients 2020
The Sentric Academy Fund was launched as a financial initiative with the aim of supporting the next generation of music makers. We are proud to announce in 2020, we awarded 25 diversely talented artists a grant of up to £1000.
We have seen the fund financially contribute to various areas of musical works, such as going towards production costs for music videos, marketing campaigns, creating merchandise, hiring recording studios, as well as purchasing new recording equipment. Overall, allowing the emerging artists to take their music to the next step.
Take a listen to the Sentric Academy Fund Spotify playlist showcasing the fund recipients from 2020.
Sentric Academy Fund Recipients 2020
A rising talent in the UK’s house and garage scene, Bkalava can be found often DJing and singing at the same time during her sets.
The Dublin songwriter and producer captures attention through her traditional story telling and experimental sound with instruments like the harp and flute.
The Birmingham MC known for her hard-hitting flow and distinctive blend of grime, 90s hip hop and jazz influences.
The Croydon rapper with impeccable flow and lyrical depth.
The Berlin-based alt-pop trio exploring melancholic themes with mesmerising melodies.
Belfast’s idiosyncratic fusion of Krautrock, post-punk and psychedelia.
Observational alt-pop songwriter delivering husky vocals, catchy hooks and socially conscious messages.
A duo toting a cinematic sound that whisks listeners into a world of their own.
The London-base duo creating hypnotic celestial folk.
The shape-shifting quartet darting between uplifting electronica and intimate ballads.
The experimental singer-songwriter and Ivor Novello Rising Star who blending her ethereal voice with sharp new sounds.
The Brighton-based 4-piece carving out explosive walls of sounds to accompany their personal and honest subjects.
Pioneers of a visceral, new brand of art-rock.
The young Baltimore phenomenon renowned for her viral freestyle videos, uncompromising lyrics and explosive attitude.
The Newcastle singer-songwriting and producer creating enveloping musical textures at every level.
The Glaswegian three-piece delivering angular alt-rock fused with deep electronic groove.
Ivor Novello Nominee creating contemporary soul music and new Nile Rodgers mentee.
The Nottingham MC is known for his distinctive style and infective grime sound.
Recognised for her playful and conversational lyrics, Tilly effortlessly reveals jazz and trip hop influences through her soulful sounds.
Goan Dogs bring their own brand of warped guitar pop, laced with infectious hooks and irresistible grooves.
Chloe’s unique talent lies in emotionally direct songwriting, creating delicate yet intense atmospheres.
Recognised for her effortlessly distinctive voice and creativity.
Leeds-based six piece Team Picture have forged their own path by dissecting the automation of creativity in art pop.
Soul singer Luke Burr is known for his effortless gritty croon dances upon his minimal compositions.
Dublin multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Kynsy has the ability to experiment, pushing her own boundaries and avoids being pigeonholed to any one genre.
The Academy Fund for 2021 is now open, the first round of the fund closes at the end of February.
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