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L.A. and London Residential

The purpose of the L.A. and London Residential is to support projects, meetings, sessions and related activities in Los Angeles and London.

Who can apply?

Only Koda members can apply for these one-week stays in L.A. or London. We welcome both songwriters, composers and producers working with the popular and commercial field of music.

What can I apply for?

Our houses in London and Los Angeles are available to songwriters, composers, lyricists and producers working in the popular and commercial field of music. DPA supports working residencies in the two cities in connection with meetings, co-writing, networking and creating new music.

You can also apply for funding for airfare and other travel expenses such as train tickets.

You will be awarded a one-week stay. A maximum of three people may stay at the house.

  • You can apply for a one-week stay up to one year in advance (from the date of your application).
  • Applications must be submitted no later than two weeks before your scheduled departure.
  • If several members are planning to go together, submit a single, joint application for all of you.
  • The project must involve partners who can promote export of your music.
  • If you have applied for a one-week stay in DPA’s houses in Los Angeles or London and your application is rejected, you cannot subsequently apply for Music Export - Eleventh hour to L.A. or London. The same principle applies the other way around.

 

What must I include in my application?

  • A project description
  • A budget
  • Documentation proving your collaboration/interaction with partners in L.A. or London (this may take the form of an email conversation, a Facebook conversation, etc.)
  • All applications for the L.A. and London Residential scheme must be associated with a specific project/purpose and specific collaborators/partners.

When is the deadline?

You must apply no later than three weeks prior to your scheduled departure. You can apply up to one year in advance.

Who will evaluate my application?

Applications for the L.A. and London residential scheme are evaluated by the DPA Export Committee. In 2020/2021, the committee comprises:

Alexander Grandjean

Julie Aagaard

Thomas Ezicut

Details about the funding

When you receive our confirming that you may stay in the relevant house for a given period, the details cannot be changed – this includes the dates of your stay. If changes occur to your project or you become unable to travel during the period assigned, your work residency and grant will cenceled.

When you are given the grant, the actual grant portion will be paid when you submit the relevant documentation (receipts, contract, invoice etc.) (the grant does not cover daily allowances).

When can I expect a reply?

You can expect a reply to your application within three weeks.

Managed by DPA

If you have any questions about the L.A. and London Residential scheme, please feel free to contact Mai-Britt Nielsen, mai-britt@dpa.org

If you have any questions regarding the technicalities of your application, please contact Koda, kodakultur@koda.dk