Posted On: Apr. 27, 2022
Featured Organization - 10 at 10
10 at 10 is a multidimensional platform based in Calgary that produces events and media to amplify Black music and culture throughout Canada. Since 2011, it has evolved from a monthly hip-hop showcase into a substantial hub for artists, urban arts enthusiasts, media coverage, special events, creative services, marketing promotions and community support.
In just over 10 years they’ve created over 400+ special events, featured over 900 artists, fundraised over $30,000 for charity, while executing 80+ consecutive monthly 10 at 10 showcases, and have exposed thousands of Canadians to the hiphop/r&b talents residing in Alberta. What's next is the soft opening of their creative incubator space that will be the launchpad of maximizing artistic potential. Equipped with a recording studio, photo studio, podcast lounge, office space and 80 person theatre with stage - the launch pad will have the tools necessary to develop the next generation of Calgary talents. Keep a close eye for spring 2022.
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What is success for your organization in the coming year?
Success will be in the relaunch of our Showcase series, podcast, video productions, the full recruitment of our web media teams and the opening of our creative space. These will be the building blocks to properly support and sustain the hiphop community moving forward.
What are you currently excited about in the music industry?
We're excited about the restarting of entertainment venues, and the growth of digital entities meant to empower artists financially
What is the greatest challenge you face currently, and how can other industry and artists partners help?
Currently our greatest challenge is financial support. Industry and partners can help by keeping us top of mind when new opportunities arise so that we may increase our capacity. The ability for us to execute high value impact ideas comes from the personnel and resources needed to produce. Sponsorship, grants, and contributing to our team would go a long way.
Can you give a shout out to an artist or industry member who is also doing great things?
Shout out to RNB Radar, Shifter Magazine and 4Korners