Axis arts centre in Ballymun is holding a music mentorship workshop for budding Irish hip-hop performers.

 

Successful applicants will be guided by Lethal Dialect and Dean Scurry who will share their knowledge of the music business world through face-to-face meetings and critique.

Mark O’Brien, the director of Axis, said: “Hip-hop has been a central part of [the] Axis music programme both from a concert and developmental point of view over the last number of years. Workin’ Class Records recently had a residency here and Lethal Dialect is resident in our music studios at present completing his latest album. This new opportunity is the next phase of our continuing work in this area and we look forward to the outcomes.”

The initiative is an opportunity for hip-hop artists who are at the beginning of their careers or at a changing point in their lives. Axis says that it is the opportunity “to work with one of Ireland’s foremost hip-hop artists; to ask the questions they’ve always wanted to ask, to look at areas of the art-form that challenge, to build confidence and be mentored.”

The mentoring initiative is funded by the Arts Council and will take place in the coming months.

Applications should be sent to axisurban@gmail.com before March 14.

Applicants must be over 18 and will be asked to send links to online video and music, a CV and an email outlining expression of interest.