Media release: BRIT School announces the winners of the inaugural Royal Bank of Canada Emerging Artists Prize


AS one of the UK’s leading free performing and creative arts school for young people aged 14-19, The BRIT School has been an incubator for raw and diverse talent for nearly 30 years. Today, in partnership with Royal Bank of Canada Emerging Artists Programme, The BRIT School is delighted to announce that two talented Year 13 students have won The BRIT School & RBC Emerging Artists Prize.

The programme was launched earlier this year and supports a number of projects and events, both live and virtual, created by BRIT School Final Year students as they fine-tune their craft, develop skills and prepare for the next phase of their creative journey.

The Emerging Artists Prize – an element of our RBC Partnership – has been awarded by a panel of industry judges and members of the BRIT Team to two final-year students (one from creative arts, one from performing arts).

Each will receive £2,000 enabling them to purchase much-needed kit and equipment for their onward journey as artists.

The winner of the Creative Arts prize is 18 year-old Harmony Latinwo, graduating from the Interactive Digital Design Course. See her work, here.

Harmony said: “Being one of the winners means so much to me as it has allowed me to interact with and gain the attention of artists in many aspects of the art industry who I would not have been able to before. I plan on using the prize money to develop my artistic potential.

“|Whether that means buying art equipment or learning resources, what I do know is, it must be meaningful, and help improve my career.”

The winner of the Performing Arts prize is 18 year old Selorm Adonu graduating from the Theatre Course. See his work, here.

Selorm said: “Winning this prize means a lot to me, especially to my confidence. This prize will put me at a better place in my career financially and hopefully get me to a level where I can be on my way to becoming a young successful actor, director and producer.”

Stuart Worden, principal of The BRIT School, said: “Although it has been a very difficult task selecting two students from our many talented Year 13 cohort, it has been thrilling to enjoy such varied and high-quality
work. I continue to be astonished at the breadth of skill and creativity of our students.

“The BRIT School Emerging Artists Prize demonstrates Royal Bank of Canada’s commitment to supporting young people and their emerging talents and creative skills and we are delighted to be working with them.”

Prue Thompson, senior director, head of Marketing and Client Engagement at RBC, said: “A huge congratulations to Harmony, Selorm and all the BRIT School entrants in the inaugural Emerging Artists Prize.

“RBC is proud to be supporting the next generation of artistic talent through our long-standing commitment to the arts.”

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