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A two-month, grant + workshop for emerging electronic musicians in Los Angeles made in partnership with Other People.

OVERTONES s a grant program and workshop to reduce barriers to electronic music production, nurture creative exploration and provide music industry education. Overtones are the layers of frequencies above a harmonic sound — things we hear but aren’t always aware we’re hearing. Subtleties of deep resonance. This program will explore the concept of overtones in the creative process and in the music industry, led by artist Nicolás Jaar and special music industry guests.

For eight Los Angeles residents aged 18-32 — preference given to those from underrepresented backgrounds — from mid-July to early-September 2022. In English, translators available.

The in-person, 8-week program consists of 2 workshops per week. One on electronic music production with Ableton Live 11 led by Jaar, the other providing tools to navigate and demystify the music industry led by The Rising Artist Foundation, Jaar and guests. The program will culminate in a local showcase in November.

All participants will be granted a stipend of $4,375 and receive funds to cover health care costs and obstacles to entry (child/elder care, transport, etc.) for the duration of the program.

OVERTONES is presented in partnership with independent record label Other People.

Are You Eligible?

A quick quiz:

  • Are you 18-32 years of age
  • Are you an unsigned electronic musician?
  • Are you living in the greater Los Angeles area?
  • Have you already been working at establishing yourself as a musical artist and have music you can show us?

If yes to all, please apply!


Applications open
26 April 2022 @ 10:00 PST

Applications close
13 May 2022 @ 23:59 PST

Interviews for finalists
End of May/ Beginning of June 2022

Grantees announced
10 June 2022 @ 12:00 PST

Grant runs
The week of 11 July 2022 - The week of 29 August 2022

Our Selection Process

After the application window closes, 20 applicants will be selected for a video chat interview to be conducted in late May/early June. From those 20, the eight finalists will be notified on 10 June 2022. The program will start the week of 11 July 2022.

Criteria for selection will be based upon:

  • meeting the basic program requirements
  • creating a strong and diverse cohort
  • complementary skill levels to guarantee adequate instruction for all


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