From Bars to Bars (B2B) is an innovative and transformative arts empowerment program encouraging creative expression, cultivating entrepreneurship, and developing competency in the music and entertainment industry.
This six-month program will select from a Call for Applicants 5 Black formerly incarcerated or gang-affiliated youth (ages 16-24) in Atlanta, Georgia, who have a talent and passion for rap, hip hop, producing, and mixing.
Email [email protected] to send an inquiry directly to the program director.
APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED
January 2021 - March 2021
PROGRAM MARKETING + CALL FOR APPLICANTS
- Finalize curriculum, guest speakers, budget; conduct marketing and outreach; Call for Applicants and selection of participants.
March 2021 - July 2021
MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAM
- By July 31, 2021, five artists will have completed 9 one-hour guest speaker workshops and 9 one-on-one mentorship sessions with deliverable assignments.
RECORD + PRODUCE
- By July 31, 2021, five artists will have completed 3-6 hours of professional recording studio sessions each, and been walked through working with industry A&Rs, engineering, mastering, and produced a final project.
MARKETING + OUTREACH
- By August 30, 2021, five artists will have completed 9 workshops, 6 assignments , created single cover art and had one on one studio time.
D.A.M.N. Entertainment is an entertainment
company in Atlanta whose aim is to
empower and to promote the value of the
creative community. Our core values are
integrity, transparency, accountability,
fairness, client experience, and
competency. We help our clients navigate
both the creative side and the business
side of the entertainment industry.
Gangstas to Growers
Gangstas to Growers and The Come Up
Project are dedicated to providing work
opportunities and business skills learning
for at-risk and formerly incarcerated youth
in underserved communities, with the goal
of preventing recidivism in former
offenders, ensuring they do not become
one of the over 50% of the youth that
returns within three years of release.