Citi is a long-standing supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and building an inclusive culture for communities across the globe. As the world recovers from the long-term effects of COVID-19, it’s especially vital to champion diverse voices in all communities, and help enable their growth and progress.
We know that being seen and heard is the beginning of everything, and that’s why in honor of self-expression and reaching more than 10,000 customers who have updated their chosen first name on their Citi eligible U.S. credit cards, Citi is sponsoring the LGBTQ+ Emerging Artist Award. The Award will provide 15 emerging LGBTQ+ music artists with $10,000 each to help support their creative journeys.
The goal of this initiative is to provide support to a spectrum of emerging artists from the LGBTQ+ community. This opportunity is for artists 18 years of age and older in their 2nd to 10th year of music creation and performance. For the purposes of this opportunity, the definition of “emerging” is an artist(s) with some track record of creating and performing their music, and artists who are striving for development and production opportunities and increased recognition.
The application period has closed. Awards recipients will be announced soon.