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15 Mar 2018

Border Movement Residency Berlin - call for musicians from South Asia


Applications for Border Movement Residency (BMR) Berlin 2018 – a unique 2 month tailor made program for musicians from South Asia are now open. Applicants between 18-40 years from eligible countries, including India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, may apply.

Last year saw Border Movement send 3 artists (Alien Panda JurySandunes and FILM) from South Asia to Berlin:

“It’s, probably, the most life-changing thing I’ve ever done” Sanil Sundan, India

2018 will also see 3 artists from South Asia get selected to spend 2 months in Berlin. Full details and the application form can be found here. There will be one call for applications for all 3 residencies in Berlin this year – the deadline is Thursday 15 March 2018.

Border Movement will cover travel, accommodation, food and production costs for this project. The residency program will see successful applicants meet and collaborate with local artists, undertake music production master classes, interact with local labels and music businesses and get the opportunity to play gigs in Berlin. Each residency will be shaped around the individual needs of each successful applicant creating a unique residency opportunity.

Applicants must be between 18 – 40 years old during the residency dates. Applicants are required to be residents of India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Nepal or the Maldives for BMR: Berlin.

Who can apply?
BMR encourages musicians from all backgrounds and genres to apply. Applicants are not required to have had any formal training and we are especially interested in musicians who double up as promoters, bookers, label owners, bloggers, journalists, writers, instrument builders, videographers, musicologists and educators.

BMR is an initiative in partnership with Border Movement, Goethe-Institut, Wild City, Ableton and Musicboard Berlin.

Image credit: Daniel Arthur Panjwaneey