Vila Sul, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut, Musicboard will grant one Berlin pop musician a two-month residency at Vila Sul in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.

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

The residency period is two months from October 5 – December 6, 2020. This period may not be shortened or changed.

Photo: Goethe-Institut

About Vila Sul
Vila Sul is the Goethe-Institut’s first residency house in the Southern Hemisphere. The South not only connotes the geographical location of the house—it’s also a central theme there. Throughout the year, Vila Sul hosts fellows who are concerned with the global South not only as real place but also as intellectual concept, and who promote the South-South dialogue, in other words, the exchange of ideas between the countries of the Southern hemisphere.

The residency rooms are all in the Vila Sul, which is surrounded by museums and theatres. With its studio theatre, two galleries, courtyard, library, and other (seminar) rooms, the Vila offers ideal conditions for encounter, reflection, presentation, and cultural production.

Residency Details
This residency is best suited for musicians who are interested in open, lively, eye-to-eye exchange and in actively networking and interacting with local artists. Since the Musicboard resident at Vila Sul will be living together with residents from other artistic disciplines, interdisciplinary work may present itself as an option. This residency will also appeal to anyone on the lookout for impulses that are far removed from Eurocentric perspectives. The production on-site is very open, and it is up to the musician to decide which projects to pursue. Vila Sul is not an outcome-oriented residency, so no concrete results are expected. The focus is instead on active exchange between resident artists, so it is expected that the Musicboard resident travels alone and participates in two public events. Residents are free to design their own event formats or participate in festivals or series organised by the Vila.
The local music scene is strongly shaped by African influences. Music and musicality are a strong and omnipresent part of Bahian everyday life, and this brings much inspiration to musician residents in particular.

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.

The application deadline for the Scholarships & Residencies programme is March 1, 2020. All application-related information and the link to the online form can be found here.

Musicboard Alumni Salvador de Bahia
Ace of Diamonds – 2019
jj18 – 2018
Allie – 2017

Please contact Maureen Noe with questions about the residency programme:
Tel.: +49 (0)30 288 787 88