Material Institute

The Embassy
//Music Studio

The Embassy is a community of recording artists, musicians, producers, and engineers. We support artists in developing their craft by providing access to a recording studio and focused workshops.

Every year, we host an open call and award selected artists with studio time. These emerging artists work one-on-one with a producer to record their project, attend music business workshops, receive professional portraits, and perform at music showcases.

Applications for the next residency open in January 2021 and close at the end of February.

Sundays at the studio are reserved for formerly incarcerated / court-system involved artists. These resident artists receive additional support with education, child care, employment and court dates.

Applications for court system involved artists are open. Apply below.

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Photographs by Aaron Sarles, Aimée Toledano, and Grisha.