The London residence is a furnished and well-equipped apartment in the Fulham district in the western part of London at 2 Knivet Road. The floor area of the four-storey apartment is approximately 150 square metres.
The deadline for applications for the residency weeks 27–52 of 2023 was Monday 20th at 10 am. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of the draw by email during April.
The Musicians’ Union’s residencies are open for applications two times a year:
- Weeks 1–26 of the first half of the year are open for applications during the weeks 36–37
- Weeks 27–52 of the second half of the year are open for applications during the weeks 10–11
The residencies are open for application the same time every year.
There are no available residency weeks in the London residence on the first half of 2023.
Apartment and its furnishing
The residence is a furnished and well-equipped apartment in the Fulham district in the western part of London at 2 Knivet Road. With the renovation completed at the end of 2015, the residence now has one extra bedroom allowing larger groups to stay there. The floor area is approximately 150 square metres on four floors. Downstairs, there is a living room and a dining room/kitchen. On the mid-floor, there is an entrance hall, two bedrooms and a bathroom/toilet. Upstairs, there is a toilet/shower and two bedrooms, one with a work corner. From the ground floor, you can access the back yard where there is a sauna.
The downstairs living room has a grand piano equipped with headphones, so you can play it, for instance, during the night. The top floor has a work space with electronic equipment for music work, such as a MIDI/USB keyboard, a 27-inch computer display, a mixer and Genelec powered speakers. Users need to bring their own laptop with them.
The living room has a large flat-screen TV and a 5.1 sound system. The kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator/freezer, coffee maker, toaster, dishwasher and basin and cooking utensils. There is also a washer dryer downstairs.
You can play and practise in a manner that is suitable in an apartment building, that is, within reason and taking neighbours into account.
The London residence is non-accessible.
In the immediate vicinity of the apartment, there is a full range of services, such as restaurants, a pharmacy, a bank, a launderette, a metro station (at a walking distance of about 5 minutes), shopping facilities, etc.
The residencies are open for application two times a year during the announced application periods via an application form. The applicant must be a member of the Musicians’ Union, and membership must have lasted for at least three months by the start of the residency period. This is also required for any other members of the Musicians’ Union who is joining the applicant.
As a rule, the rental period is one week, from Monday to Monday. This means, for example, that you have to pay a full week’s rent even if you only spend four days at the residence.
The weekly rent for the London residence is EUR 480 including one set of linen (bed linen and towel) and a clean-up once a week on Monday afternoon. Additional guests (with additional linen) cost EUR 48 each (for example, a week for 4 persons would cost EUR 480 + EUR 144 = EUR 624).
The rental price includes one sauna heating. For each following the price is € 6 per heating. The use of the sauna must be reported to the association office at the end of the rental period.