We believe that musicians can make the world a better place. Why? Because music touches almost everyone. So why not become a role model for the rest of the world? That's why The Playground Residence:
- compensates the carbon footprint of their roundtrip, of all our residents.
We compensate every kilometer traveled, and the complete stay of our residents by donating money to Trees For All.
- supports Keychange.
The Playground Residence is a residency program for professional musicians. We are there to offer musicians time and space to play music, engage in practice based research and the development of their careers. Our activities should always be a safe haven for our participants and staff. No matter what age, gender, occupation, or (musical) background they have. We are exploring ways to develop our ideas together with like minded partners. In our opinion Keychange provides a nice and necessary perspective on the future, which is our main reason to sign up.
- wants to make our world a nicer place.
We're only at the beginning yet. We realize that donating money to plant trees isn't enough to make our planet a better place. So feel free to share you're ideas on this subject with us.
During The Playground Residence you get:
- full board, completely carbon neutral stay, public transport included
- time and space to work on your own music and with peers
- interesting lectures on (non-)music related subjects
- meetings with industry professionals
- lots of jam sessions and studio sessions
In return, we may ask you to share your The Playground Residence-experience during peer meetings we organize at several locations in the digital universe and at our residency locations. This way you can actively take part in creating knowledge about informal and non-formal learning in pop music.
Stuff you have to take care of:
- you have to pay a fee (depending on the location and partner from €150 till €350) to take part.
- trip to the residency location and back home
- you have to bring you own musical instrument
We're a bunch of music enthusiasts, who are always there to help other professionals develop themselves. We have years of experience working for music platforms, universities, and music development programs. We joined forces to create the ultimate residency platform for professional musicians. Stichting Playgar (Playgar Foundation) organizes the residency projects. See 'organisations involved' to discover who is currently helping us.
We are currently expanding our board. Stichting Playgar has currently three boardmembers: Sander Ruijters, Jorien Stravens, and Dr. Virgil Rerimassie, with a vacant spot for a fourth member. Daily operations are ran by the following professionals. Besides all the professionals and organisations mentioned down below, Marie Fol and Frank Kimenai are involved as independent advisors.
Our team for practical stuff: