Le Plan, Ris-Orangis/Paris & Artist Coaching Studio des Variétés, Paris, France

In cooperation with Le Plan, Musicboard will award a Berlin-based pop musician or pop duo a residency abroad in Ris-Orangis, near Paris, France. This residency is combined with the option of receiving a three-day Artist Coaching at Le Studio des Variétés in Paris.

Intended for a solo artist or duo living and working in Berlin. Pop musicians of all genres may apply. Applicants should show a high degree of independence and initiative, and should be open to interdisciplinary exchange.

Two to three weeks in July 2021. The exact time frame can be determined between Le Plan and the selected musician(s).
UPDATE February 19, 2021: The residency period for 2021 has been set. The residency at Le Plan will take place from July 1 – 16, 2021.

Photo: Le Plan

About Le Plan
Le Plan is a renowned French live venue for rock, pop, and hip hop in Ris-Orangis, near Paris. Aside from two concert halls, Le Plan offers rehearsal and studio spaces as well as residencies for musicians.

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
Musicboard residents can work on-site in the studios and in the two different venues of Le Plan (according to availabilities) and are mentored by professional staff members, such as sound engineers and lighting technicians. The premises are well-suited for working on live sets, preparing an album or a tour, and for pre-production. They are very extensively equipped technically, and further equipment can be made available by Le Plan through special arrangement. This residency is labor-intensive and is particularly appropriate for musicians who are looking to develop or implement a concrete technical or artistic project using resources and equipment of the highest standard. As a rule, the residency concludes with a live performance by the Musicboard resident at Le Plan. The Artist Coaching at SDV in Paris is optional and can be completed before, during, or after the residency at Le Plan. An impression of the Musicboard residency is given by the 2020 video documentary that accompanied Discovery Zone during her stay in Le Plan.

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 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 programme is March 1, 2021. All application-related information and the link to the online form can be found here.

Musicboard Alumni Paris
Discovery Zone – 2020
Malonda – 2019
NOSOYO – 2018
Apples in Space – 2017
Easter – 2016

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