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Congratulations! You have been selected to apply to The Ford's 2024 FordLab producing program. For the last 30 years, The Ford has invited the Los Angeles creative community to be part of their annual summer season through different iterations of producing partnerships.

FordLab is the next evolution in our commitment to independent artists, presenters, producers, or producing collectives to present in partnership with the LA Phil at The Ford. Throughout its history, the program has supported hundreds of local arts organizations and producers. Originally a program of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission (Department of Arts & Culture), The Ford's summer season provides the opportunity for Los Angeles music, dance, film, and drama to be produced in one of Los Angeles’ most historic venues. This program serves as an incubator and accelerator program for the ideas of new and emerging voices.

Application Process
Now that you have been invited to apply, please select FordLab Program 2024 from the drop-down menu underneath Start an Application. Please read the guidelines carefully on the following tab next to Overview. Once ready to submit your application, you may begin the application process and save to return to it later. All applications must be submitted by the deadline to be considered. Any incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered. You will be notified through Acceptd Messages tab if your application is selected to move on to schedule an interview.

Applications are due Nov 3, 2023, at 11:59 pm
There are no fees to apply to the program.
Only fully completed and submitted applications will be considered.
Unfinished and draft applications will not be considered.
Late submissions will not be accepted.

General Instructions for first-time use:

  • Create your free Acceptd account here
  • Click the "I Am Applying For Myself" button. 
  • You will then be prompted to enter your information (name, email, and interests) and create your account.
  • Verify your email address and log in for the first time.
  • Under “Application Tracker” enter “The Ford” in the search field
  • Click on “View” and then “start an application” to navigate to our landing page.
  • Select "FordLab Program 2024" under the "Start an Application” on the left column.
  • Click the green "Apply to FordLab Program 2024" button to begin your application!

If you have application questions, please contact
For technical questions, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.

What happens Next?
Applications are due Nov 3, 2023, at 11:59 pm.
If invited to interview, you will schedule a 30-minute interview on Wednesday, December 6.
Please be on the lookout for next steps the week of December 11th.
We look forward to reviewing your application. Thank you.