RBC and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television have announced the 12 grant recipients for the fifth round of the MVP Project, which features artists like Cadence Weapon, Debby Friday, Kibra, and more.
We are beyond excited to bring you the round 5 recipients of the #MVPProject. Congratulations to this talented group – we’re looking forward to seeing the magic you create!
— MVP Project (@_MVP_Project) February 3, 2021
The MVP Project is a joint program between RBCxMusic and the Prism Prize, which provides support to emerging Canadian musicians and filmmakers for music video creation and production. Since it began in 2018, the MVP Project has awarded 52 grants to emerging artists, ultimately supporting the creation of 24 music videos.
“The support of MVP Project is invaluable to me, especially in the light of COVID-19 drastically limiting opportunities for musicians around Canada and the world,” Toronto-based rapper Cadence Weapon says. “As an independent artist, receiving this funding allows me to create art on a level that would not be possible otherwise.”
Check out the full list of Round 5 recipients below.
MVP Project Round 5 Recipients:
● Recording artists Cadence Weapon (Toronto) and Jacques Greene (Montréal), Director Scott Pilgrim (Montréal) and Producer Imad Elsheikh / PIQUE (Toronto)
● Recording artist Debby Friday (Vancouver), Director and Producer Ryan Ermacora (Vancouver)
● Recording artist Emily Rose (Toronto), Director and co-Producer Andy Reid (Toronto) and Producer Franci Dimitrovska (Toronto)
● Recording artist Golden Ears (Vancouver), Director Evan Bourque (Vancouver) and Producer Josh Huculiak (Vancouver)
● Recording artist Joyia (Toronto), Director Jimmy Vi (Toronto) and Producer Nathan Dharamshi (Toronto)
● Recording artist Kibra (Toronto), Director and Producer Mez Mariyé (Toronto)
● Recording artist Liza (Toronto), Director Isiah Blake (Toronto) and Producer Sara Elgamal (Toronto)
● Recording artist NAJA (Toronto), Director Gennelle Cruz (Toronto) and Producer Duy Nguyen / PUPIL (Toronto)
● Recording artist Nicole Ariana (Halifax), Director Stephanie Joline (Halifax) and Producer Melani Wood (Halifax)
● Recording artist Nicole Chambers (Brampton), Director Roya DelSol (Toronto) and Producer Tobi Abdul (Toronto)
● Recording artist Russell Louder (Montréal), Director Trevor Blumas (Montréal) and Producer Laura Llorens / PORCH (Montréal)
● Recording artists The Grey Jays (Winnipeg), Director and Producer Eric Peterson (Winnipeg)
Applications for Round 6 of the MVP Project will open on March 1st, 2021 here.