The Residency

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


MoPOP is proud to partner with Arts Corps and Grammy Award-winning duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to offer a three-week intensive Hip-Hop Artist Residency focusing on creative songwriting, performance techniques and beat production.

The Residency seeks aspiring teens who want to get paid to learn from and work alongside professional teaching artists and a virtual who’s who from Seattle’s vast hip-hop and creative arts community.

All participants will record an EP of their original music at a professional studio, and put on a final performance inside of MoPop Museum’s Sky Church.


Youth ages 16-19 with an established desire to pursue hip-hop and music as a career must apply online and meet all criteria in order to be considered.


  • Fully-funded three-week instruction
  • $500 stipend upon completion of the program
  • Complimentary bus tokens
  • Daily lunch provided

The Residency is designed exclusively for rising teen artists from the greater Seattle area who meet the King County low-income verification. Aiming to directly address the access barriers many underserved youth and families face when asked to choose between paying for an experiential learning opportunity beyond their means and getting a summer job this residency is an opportunity to provide up to 45 teen artists with a high-quality arts experience that supports them pursuing their artistic development and be compensated for their talent. 

Date and Time

July 31, 2017 � August 23, 2017



The Museum of Pop Culture  
325 5th Avenue N 
Seattle, WA 98109

The Vera Project  
305 Harrison St. 
Seattle, WA 98109

If you have any questions please contact 

Betsy Bolte 

Youth Programs + Community Outreach Manager, Curatorial