Arts Council England
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Rizzle Kicks, the AudioActive Hip Hop Foundation and Arts Council funding
Arts Council funding is supporting creative careers to flourish. This film shows how investing public funds in young artists can provide a solid foundation for their growth and development and lead to major UK economic success stories.
AudioActive is a pioneering charity working to nurture the talent and potential of children and young people.
Jordan Stephens and Harley Alexander-Sule, aka Rizzle Kicks, took part in AudioActive’s flagship project Hip Hop Foundation, which was supported by Arts Council England’s open-access funding programme Grants for the arts.
Their involvement in the Hip Hop Foundation was a major turning point in their artistic careers, offering them the opportunity to gain major exposure for their work, including performing live to thousands at Brighton Hip Hop Festival 2006 and 2007, with the likes Blak Twang and Soweto Kinch.
Today, Rizzle Kicks are playing sell out tours and recording a new album and have said of their early support from AudioActive: ‘AudioActive did us a lot of good and without them we may not have got here!’.
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