In cooperation with A.M.I. (Aide Aux Musiques Innovatrices), Musicboard offers a residency abroad in Marseille, France, to a Berlin-based pop musician or duo. This residency is combined with the option of receiving a three-day Artist Coaching at Le Studio des Variétés in Paris or Marseille.

Intended for a solo artist or duo living and working in Berlin. The residency is especially oriented towards musicians active in electronic and experimental music. Applicants should show a high degree of independence and initiative, and should be open to interdisciplinary exchange.

Two to three weeks in June/July 2021. The exact time frame can be determined between the on-site partners and the selected musician(s).

Photo: Caroline Dutrey

About A.M.I., Marseille
A.M.I. is active in a multiplicity of ways within music, culture, and creative industries at large. The company was founded in 1985 to host the MIMI Festival. In addition to organising the festival, A.M.I. assists innovative initiatives in music and related fields, at both the local and international levels. A.M.I. has also been involved in realising the creative center La Friche la Belle de Mai, a pioneering spatial project for more than 70 creative parties in a former tobacco factory in northern Marseille. At La Friche, A.M.I. operates six rehearsal studios for creative residencies and a cultural incubator for music initiatives, and regularly organises artistic workshops and other cultural activities.

About Le Studio des Variétés (SDV), Paris
SDV is an artist coaching center for pop and jazz musicians located in Paris’s lively and central Bastille district. Coaching at SDV is always individually tailored to the musician. It can encompass vocal training, stage performance, production, songwriting, media training, or help with project structuring. The coaches are well acquainted with the field, have artistic backgrounds themselves, and have all completed a special coaching training. More information about SDV’s coaching is available here.

Residency Details
During the residency in Marseille, Musicboard scholarship holders can use A.M.I.’s rehearsal studios at La Friche la Belle de Mai. These rooms are well-suited for rehearsing, building up repertoire, working on live sets, or preparing an album or tour. A selection of technical equipment can be provided through A.M.I. upon request. The Artist Coaching at SDV in Paris is optional and can be completed either before or after the residency in Marseille. The residency usually concludes with a live performance by the Musicboard resident.

Please note:
Due to the current highly dynamic Covid-19 situation, we reserve the right to award residencies conditionally and make adjustments to the terms of residencies in consultation with the applicants if necessary. Current information on the situation at the place of residence can be found in the travel and security information of the German Federal Foreign Office.

Musicboard’s Contributions
Musicboard covers the costs associated with the stay. This includes round-trip travel costs as well as food, accommodation, working/rehearsal space, and project-related costs when applicable.

Musicboard Alumni Marseille
Magic Island – 2020 (postponed to 2021)
Soft as Snow – 2019
Enyang Ha – 2018
Bonaventure – 2017
Borusiade – 2016
Feline Lang – 2015

The application deadline for the Scholarships & Residencies programme is March 1, 2021. All application-related information and the link to the online form can be found here.

We’re happy to answer questions via email or telephone. Since we are mostly working in the home office at the moment, we kindly ask you to pose short, simple questions via email and send Maureen Noe a callback number if you would like to request a phone consultation:

E-Mail: maureen.noe@musicboard.berlin.de
Tel.: +49 (0)30 288 787 88