Getting ahead in the music and creative industries is hard enough, even more so if your starting point is outside the system with limited access.
Having been active in UK music for over a decade, energy drink brand Relentless recognised this, and is launching a brand new initiative—‘Freeform Forum’—to do something about it.
Intending to inspire and help the next disrupters of the creative industry, who work outside the norm—Freeform Forum will consist of a mentorship programme, an online ‘mentor hub’ stacked full of creative and industry insights, and a creative fund worth £10K.
Spearheading the initiative will be four leading UK creators—Jorja Smith’s artist of the moment, ENNY, Burna Boy’s speed dial photographer, Elliot Hensford, J Hus’ producer, TSB, and Super Bowl ad co-creator Tajana Tokyo.
There will be 12 places available on the 6-week mentorship programme, which will consist of individual sessions and IRL networking events, and is open to aspiring creatives between the ages of 18-25—click the link below to find out more and apply.
Relentless is also making a £10K fund available to one of the 12 mentees, so they can propel a creative music project—be that video, photography or production—forward.
This programme has been created in partnership with UK arts organisation Small Green Shoots, who is dedicated to increasing career opportunities for underrepresented young adults who want a career within the music and creative industries.
We at Complex will also be extending a helping hand, offering mentees a career-boosting opportunity by giving them the chance to immerse themselves in some of our live creative projects.
Relentless will also be tapping the lead creators for their insider tips and tricks—from building mood boards and picking shoot locations to overcoming creative block and recognising your sound as an artist or producer—which will form part of a ‘mentor hub’ on the Freeform Forum website.