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Posted by on Feb 4, 2022 in News |

Horizons Launchpad Fund for 2022 Announced

Horizons Launchpad Fund have announced that they will be giving grants totalling over £63,000 to forty-nine emerging Welsh artists which is the largest amount they have given since its inception in 2014. The fund is part of Horizons – a partnership between BBC Cymru Wales and Arts Council of Wales, investing in and platforming original music talent.

The artist receiving awards to develop their music careers include dramatic trans auteur Alice Low who won the Triskel Award at the Welsh Music Awards 2021; BBC 6Music favourites The Bug Club; Ladies of Rage alumni Asha Jane; emerging pop star Hana Lili who has caught the attention of Spotify’s New Music Friday; award-winning songwriter Rebecca Hurn; viral tick-tock sensation K(E)NZ; Libertino records risers KIM HON; Green Man Rising winner Teddy Hunter; Cardiff MC Mace the Great who has recently been announced for SXSW2022 and Welsh folk group Tapestri featuring Sera & Lowri Evans.

At a time when lockdowns have caused uncertainty for live music and releases, Horizons Launchpad 2022 delivers a bumper year of awards with over £63,000 in awards offered to support the work of emerging talent from across the country and spanning the entire spectrum of the music scene in Wales.  The recipients include a strong contingent of artists from the MOBO community, exciting Welsh language music acts and new artists who are gaining recognition and growing their audiences on stage and on record.

Since its inception eight years ago, Horizons Launchpad Fund has been granted to over 250 artists, from over 60 different Welsh towns, spending £273,000 in the Welsh music ecosystem. The funds for Launchpad is made possible through the National Lottery, allocated by Arts Council of Wales.

The full list of 49 artists receiving Horizons Launchpad 2022 funding are:

 

  • ALICE LOW – CARDIFF
  • ANWAR SIZBAR, CARDIFF
  • AISHA KIGS – CARDIFF
  • ALEKXSANDR, CARDIFF
  • ARTSHAWTY - CARDIFF
  • ASHA JANE – CARDIFF
  • BANDICOOT – SWANSEA
  • THE BUG CLUB – CALDICOT, MONMOUTHSHIRE
  • CHASING SHADOWS – DENBIGHSHIRE
  • CELAVI – BANGOR
  • CLWB FUZZ – CARDIFF
  • CERYS HAFANA – MACHYNLLETH
  • CI GOFOD – MAESTEG
  • CUPSOFTE – CARDIFF
  • GWENNO MORGAN – BANGOR
  • HANNA LILI – SULLY
  • HEMES – PONTYPRIDD
  • TEDDY HUNTER – CARDIFF
  • JAMES AND THE COLD GUN – CARDIFF
  • K(E)NZ – SWANSEA
  • KINNIGAN - CARDIFF
  • KIM HON – CAERNARFON
  • HARRY JOWETT – VALE OF GLAMORGAN
  • L E M F R E C K – GWENT
  • LLOYDY LEW – TORFAEN
  • LUKE RV – NEATH
  • MACE THE GREAT – CARDIFF
  • MALAN – CAERNARFON
  • MALI HAF – CARDIFF
  • MANTARAYBRYN – CARDIFF
  • MIRARI MORE – CARDIFF
  • NIQUES – CARDIFF
  • PANTA RAY – CARDIFF
  • REBECCA HURN – PORTHCAWL
  • ROMAN YASIN – CARDIFF
  • SKYLRK – DYFFRYN NANTLLE
  • SOREN ARAUJO – CARDIFF
  • SYBS – NEWPORT
  • SU SANG SONG – CARDIFF
  • SZWE – CARMARTHEN
  • TARA BANDITO – CARDIFF
  • TAPESTRI – SIR BENFRO/ SIR FON
  • THALLO - PENYGROES
  • WINGER RECORDS – CARMARTHENSHIRE
  • WOBBLI BOI – CARMARTHENSHIRE
  • WYNT – RHONDDA
  • VOYA – CARDIFF
  • YAZMEAN – CARDIFF
  • XL LIFE – CARDIFF

For more information about Horizonswww.bbc.co.uk/horizons