Musical Artists Need Apply: The House Artist Grant Program

House Studio functions like an orchard: it intentionally plants and cultivates the seeds of creativity among rising musical artists throughout the area. And beyond the District—House Studio is headquartered here in DC—the program is open to aspiring artists wherever they live. 

The House Artist Grant Program, sponsored by House Studio, provides selected artists the chance to gain proprietary knowledge about developing and marketing their music. Selected artists will have access to House Studio’s resources, including recording, mixing, mastering, photography, video production, and distribution. To give these chosen artists an even better trajectory, in-house producers and engineers will make themselves available to mentor the artists, who will develop their own unique musical sound and visual identity during the process. Alternative-soul singer-songwriter Desiree Jordan is an artist affiliated with the program.

The program is free for those chosen. All recordings, mixing, mastering, photography, video production, and distribution will be covered. Financial management, publishing and trademarking, booking shows, and time management are core workshops that are part of the program. Concurrently, the program also provides hands-on training for youth in the studio’s House Academy program.

Youth enrichment-focused programs in the Washington, DC area ally with House Studio. Youth participants will receive all technical training at no cost to them. This program gives the House team an opportunity to help create stars on both sides of the creative process.

Artists who are selected will get their projects promoted on the Network and also on the $5MusicVideo Network. Selected artist will also have their creations shared and promoted within the blogosphere.

The application process has been open to artists since October. Artists are only allowed to apply once. The only exception to the rule applies when applicants are in a band/group and apply as a band/group and also as a solo artist. Applicants do not have to live in Washington, DC but must be able to attend any creative sessions booked in Washington, DC between February and October 2013. All ages are welcome to apply. Artists under the age of 18 will need a Parent/Guardian to sign the application.


You can get more info on the program from the FAQs. The application process continues through January 8, 2013. All applications must be postmarked no later than January 8, 2013 to be eligible for review. The application is available on the House Studio website. If you decide to mail your application, send it to: House Artist Grant, c/o House Inc., 2634 12th St. NE, Washington, DC 20018. We wish you infinite success.

Photos of previous winners (from top to bottom): Carly Burns, GWN.

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  • Jake_hsdc

    Awesome program.  Make sure artists apply by the 8th!


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