Nicolle Dupas is a passionate BC-bred musician and music industry professional with 10+ years of experience. She applied for her very first arts grant at 13 years old, and became quickly aware of how many opportunities could be available to Canadian artists. Nicolle started writing her own music and playing electric guitar at age 10 and later attended Selkirk College as a Vocal Major in 2010-2011. She’s been an active musician and songwriter in the Vancouver music scene, recently fronting the alternative rock band Strange Breed. Their album “Permanence.” was recognized in features like Beatroute’s Top 10 Vancouver releases of 2019, and singles such as “Reputation” were featured on George Stombo’s Top 100 list and added to major Canadian radio rotations. After years of working 9 to 5s and navigating the independent music scene, Nicolle combined her skills to launch Raincity Artist Administration in 2019. She has helped numerous Canadian artists with crafting grant proposals, marketing plans, press releases, website management, EPKs, and more. Nicolle is passionate about the BC music scene and its “do-it-yourself” ethos, and is devoted to providing support to emerging underground acts and export ready artists alike. She’s excited to be part of the Music BC team and its mission to increase career opportunities for BC artists.