The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) together with the iconic band SKUNK ANANSIE has announced that NICOLE CANNONIER is the exclusive winner of their 2018 Scholarship.
Since Skin has just received the Music Week Women In Music Award for Inspirational Artist,it is fitting that she transmits her legacy to Nicole, who now begins her own musical journey into the industry via the reputable ACM.
Nicole said: “I didn’t expect to win the Scholarship, I just thought I’d enter it. When I found out that I’d won it was like oh my gosh – I felt to overwhelmed – I didn’t expect it, it was a good feeling. I just feel so grateful.”
Worth £27,000, the Skunk Anansie Scholarship is exclusively ran by ACM as part of its £130,000 Scholarship programme.
Awarded based on talent, passion, dedication and commitment to building a long-lasting and sustainable career in the creative industries, Skunk Anansie chose Nicole because of the pure drive displayed in her application.
Skin said: “For me, Nicole’s video really stood out because especially in this industry nowadays, you have to have everything – all of it put together, very good visuals and a musical viewpoint of your whole career. For me what stood out was how fresh and contemporary she was and I thought she was a really good representation of what I think is really cool in the music industry right now. The styling of the video was great, the lighting, the imagery, and the angles.”
Known for its unique approach to education in the creative industries, ACM promotes a “learn by doing” ethos with valuable links to real-world industry professionals and impressive state-of-the-art facilities.
ACM is thrilled that Nicole will be joining its London campus to study vocals at degree level, and hope to be able to support her as she embarks on her career in the creative industries.
Ace, Director of Creative Industry Development at ACM and guitarist in Skunk Anansie said: “I’m really excited to start working with Nicole at ACM, her application was outstanding – it’s great to see such passion, dedication and talent! Our Scholarship is now in its third year and it’s fantastic to partner with ACM on this to give back to the next generation of the creative industries and champion new talent. We are also super proud of Skin for winning the Music Week, Women In Music award for Inspirational Artist – I know she is going to be such a good role model not only to Nicole but all of our student body at ACM.”