India and Sri Lanka

In cooperation with the Goethe Institut, Border Movement, and Wild City, Musicboard provides one Berlin pop musician with an international residency in South Asia. The host countries are primarily India and Sri Lanka.


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

Two months within the year of application. The exact time frame can be determined between the project partners and the selected musician.

Photo: She’s Drunk

About the Project Partners
The Goethe Institut is the internationally active cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany. It promotes knowledge of the German language abroad and fosters international cultural collaborations.
Border Movement is a Berlin-based platform that has been funded since 2012 by the Goethe-Institut. As a cultural catalyst, it focuses on the exchange and interaction between the electronic music scenes of South Asia and Germany. In South Asia, Border Movement works closely together with the community platform Wild City, which, among other things, operates a music magazine and organises events such as the Magnetic Fields Festival.

Special Information
This residency is designed to be very open and collaborative. The Musicboard residents are given the flexibility to interact and cooperate with the local scene in a variety of ways, and often move from place to place. Each stay is oriented around the individual needs of the resident, so the activities and locations vary from year to year. In the past, for example, Musicboard residents have played at festivals, played DJ sets in clubs, organised production workshops, and collaborated with local musicians.

Musicboard’s Contributions
Musicboard covers all of 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.

The application deadline for the Scholarships & Residencies program is March 15, 2019. All application-related information and the link to the online form can be found here.

Musicboard Alumni
Golden Diskó Ship – 2018
She’s Drunk – 2017
Nene Hatun – 2016

Please contact Maureen Noe with questions about the Scholarships & Residencies program:
Tel.: 030 / 288 787 88