Border Movement launches BMR, a residency program for German and South Asian artists

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The bespoke, all-expenses paid residency will enable participants to meet and collaborate with local artists and introduce them to new music cultures


Border Movement is proud to announce the launch of BMR; a residency program in partnership with Goethe Institut, Wild City, Ableton and Musicboard Berlin. Over the next three years, BMR will bring together artists from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Nepal, the Maldives and Germany in a series of unique tailor-made residencies.

Each year, three South Asian artists will be selected to spend two months each in Berlin. Also, one German artist will be eligible for a six-weeks residency in a South Asian city.

Residency program in Berlin – BMR: Berlin
Successful South Asian participants will be invited to spend two months in Berlin to take part in an all-expenses paid tailored residency program that will see the artist 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.

Residency program for German artists – BMR: South Asia
Selected German artists will be invited to spend six weeks in a city in South Asia to participate in a bespoke residency program that will see the participant interact and collaborate with the local scene.

BMR South Asia residency kickstarted last September with a five-week residency in Tehran with Berlin-based musician, artist and writer Annika Henderson aka Anika.

Each BMR residency will be documented and presented on and social media channels which will feature regular articles, visual diaries and posts by the artist and local writers.

How to apply
The program will call for applications and participants will be selected by a four-member jury, representing the four partner organisations. Border Movement will cover all travel, accommodation, food and production costs for this project.

Applications for the first BMR Berlin residency for a South Asian artist in Berlin are now open. The deadline for entries is 1st February 2016. Full details about how to apply and eligibility criteria can be found here.

Where: Berlin, Germany
When: 1.April – 31 May 2016
Application opens: 14 December 2015
Application deadline: 1 February 2016
Link to application form

BMR partners

For more information about BMR please contact:

NEWS - 14. December 2015   Project - Border Movement Residency

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