The K-POP Group ToXIC $ is awarded Stockholm’s urban culture scholarship for young people in 2018

By on June 15, 2018
Photo: Elinor Bratt

Every year, Stockholm City publishes a cultural scholarship for young people. The scholarship is 25,000 kronor and is awarded to one of the young people who have received cultural support for young people and completed a cultural project in 2017.

“This is a good and important scholarship to pay attention to and support our culture-based young people in Stockholm. I hope this contribution will help ToXIC $ further develop their already established business to continue spreading the joy of dance in Farsta. It is also inspiring to see how culture is used to raise more issues such as diversity and inclusion,” – says Emilia Bjuggren (S), cultural council council in the city of Stockholm.

“We are excited to get the opportunity to get the scholarship award. We have been fighting together for over 6 years and feel that this scholarship can help us take a bigger step forward to work towards our goal. Thank you very much for giving us this opportunity!” – ToXIC $, this year’s fellow student.

The jury’s motivation for the scholarship
“ToXIC $ has, through its recurring cultural event, K-POP Plot Twist Contest, lifted the East Asian popular culture through dance performances, competitions and workshops with a full house at Youth House Tub in Farsta. The well-organized arrangement contributes to increased multicultural acceptance and welcomes many young people who identify themselves in HBTQ.”

About ToXIC $
ToXIC $ consists of 13 young people from Stockholm between the ages of 16 and 24 who have organized a cultural event for four years annually for those interested in the culture of K-POP. Project manager is Nanitza Gonzalez Allendes.

Members of the ToXIC $ group share the scholarship sum. The scholarship will be awarded during a ceremony in the City Hall August 17th. This year’s cultural prizes, cultural grants and folk scholarship grants are also awarded.

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