Open Port Club is an inter-city exchange project connecting Berlin and Sapporo through music. Sapporo, located in the northernmost part of Japan, is a city that nurtures various forms of cultural and artistic creativity. This exchange project with Berlin aims to invigorate music scenes and artists/creators of Sapporo.
Beginning in 2016, Open Port Club has been sending 3 artists from Sapporo to Tresor, a renowned techno nightclub in Berlin. And this year, we are now accepting applications to participate in Open Port Club's artist residency program in Sapporo, Japan.
For this program, 2 electronic music artists based in Berlin will be invited to Sapporo. One participant will be selected from the Incubator program hosted by Berlin Community Radio. The second participant will be selected by Open Port Club through open applications.
The participants will stay in Sapporo for 10 days, to engage in music production while interacting with Sapporo's music scenes.
Please apply to this program after reading the application requirements and guidelines below.
Please send your inquiries about this program from the contact form.
Application requirements and guidelines
August 30 - September 8, 2017
May 1 - 28, 2017
Number of participants:
2 (including 1 artist selected from the Incubator program)
-Applicant must be at least 20 years of age
-Applicant is a solo artist currently based in Berlin
-Applicant must be producing original music, primarily based in electronic music.
-Applicant agrees to the purpose of Open Port Club and is willing to contribute to the development of music culture exchange between Berlin and Sapporo
-Applicant must be able to speak daily conversations in English
-Applicant must be healthy, physically and mentally, and must be able to arrange for everyday meals, laundry, cleaning needed for everyday life.
-Applicant agrees to the public exposure of behind-the-scenes and production scenes, for the purpose of archiving and promotions
-Applicant must be able to visit Sapporo again for the period of October 12 - 15, 2017. (Transportation fee will be covered by Open Port Club)
-All travel costs from Berlin to Sapporo
-Accommodation and aid for living expenses
-Announcement of the outcome (October 2017, in Sapporo)
-Media exposure in Groove, Berlin Community Radio, FM Northwave (Sapporo)
Selection based on selection criteria and submitted materials, by the 7 jurors below.
-Heiko Hoffmann (Groove)
-Sarah Miles (Berlin Community Radio)
-Anastasia Filipovna (Berlin Community Radio)
-Ryota Hattori (Open Port Club)
-Ayako Hirano (Open Port Club)
-Those who have ability to forge a career in music
-Originality and novelty in their work
-Active approach to society through performances
Required application materials:
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM(pdf)
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM(word)
-Your music work (share your uploaded music in platforms such as Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Youtube, etc. The total length should be within 30 minutes.)
-Portfolio and PR material of any form, within A4 size x 3 sheets
How to apply:
Please send your application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 28th, by email.
Announcement of the selected participants:
TBA - mid June 2017
Support : Goethe-Institut Tokyo
Media Partner : Groove, Berlin Community Radio,
FM NORTH WAVE
Organizer : No Maps