The Hip-Hop Artist Residency is a collaboration between Arts Corps, MoPOP (formerly EMP Museum), and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis that debuted in the summer of 2015. The program engages up to 40 emerging youth hip-hop artists through two tracks: the Vocal Track, which fosters self-expression through lyricism, delivery, and rhyme structure, and the Production Track, which emphasizes media literacy, beat-making, and song construction. Participants from both tracks collaborate to produce original songs and feature their work at a culminating showcase at the end of the residency.
The Hip Hop Artist Residency takes place in the summer. Applications for students and teaching artists will open in March.