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Cranium Arts Project has announced the full conference and showcase details for its free Cranium Conference taking place May 2-4 at the National Arts Centre and Real House of Ensemble.

Cranium Arts Project seeks to celebrate the city's black culture and "prioritizes engaging with BIPOC professionals and beneficiaries when booking artists or contractors and when delivering professional development programming," according to their website.

In the spirit of celebrating black culture in Ottawa, the organization will feature a range of showcases featuring some of Ottawa's top hip hop, R&B, soul, dancehall, and EDM artists and provide access to business intelligence programming on navigating a career in the creative arts.

Kicking of on May 2 with a Jukebox Lunch Concert featuring Ottawa R&B songstress Izzy Rose, who recently released her latest single, Shit Ain't Sweet, the conference portion of the events will highlight David Pistol's Digging in the Crates exhibit, include a Music Master Lab live feedback session featuring FYA Man (Chicago) and Lord Quest (Toronto), provide facilitated network sessions with professional music organization staff from across the industry, and include Live Music Showcases at the NAC, plus more.

Details and free tickets to the sixth annual Cranium Conference and Showcase are available at