In collaboration with

In collaboration with Dr. Martens’ Tough As You initiative, we're looking for an innovative emerging artist to shoot a digital feature for Notion.

Over the past six decades, Dr. Martens has been immersed in culture from the ground up — more specifically, the subcultures that grow to shape the future. Tough As You — their Europe-wide initiative supporting the next generation of emerging artists — sees that heritage applied in a purposeful, practical way.


Designed to amplify under-represented voices in music, the Tough As You initiative seeks to forge a more inclusive and accessible industry. From financial support to events, panels, workshops and long-term mentorship programmes (teaming up with the likes of Kojey Radical and Mahalia), the brand is creating opportunities to amplify their voices — in turn shaping the future of the industry, and culture, for the better.

In partnership with the programme, and line with our mutual values and objectives, this week we’re opening a search to spotlight one emerging artist with a digital shoot and interview. Sound like you or an artist you know and love? We’re looking for: applicants who are early on their careers, but have established their own sound and identity — those who have something to say, and a message to spread.


To enter: email [email protected] with the subject line ‘Tough As You x Notion – Artist Name’  and the following information in the body of the email.

  • A link to your preferred social media platform
  • A link to your preferred streaming platform profile
  • A few sentences on who you are, the music you make, and what makes it stand out

Entries are open from 4pm on Wednesday, 22nd June to 4pm on Sunday, 26th June.


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