* Please note: Deadline to apply is May 30th! 


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. Students must identify as low-income and qualify for free or reduced lunch at school. The following forms of low-income verification are accepted: Free and reduced lunch voucher, proof of TANF or state assistance, last two pay stubs. If there are questions about eligibility please let us know. 


  • Fully-funded four-week instruction
  • $600 stipend upon completion of the program
  • Record original music in a professional studio
  • Complimentary bus tokens
  • Daily lunch provided

This 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.

The Residency