Visual Artists Residency Call out

DAR AL-MA’MÛN – International residency center for artists and literary translators in Marrakesh

Call for application – Fourth session VISUAL ARTS

Project presentation and residency purpose
Dar al-Ma’mûn is an artists residency located in the Ourika green valley, near Marrakech, Morrocco.  Dar al-Ma’mûn brings a wealth of cultural activities : art residencies, a library specialized in humanities with entrances in literary, poetry, aesthetics and in art history in Arabic, French and English, a literary translation research centre, cultural and educational activities for children and adults.

Dar Al Ma'Mum


Dar al-Ma’mûn is aimed at artists of all nationalities (French and English speaking). We strongly encourage African artists to apply.  Furthermore, we open from this session two additional workshops for artists of the Arab World (MENA: Middle East and North Africa). Therefore we urge artists from following countries to apply : Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain,  Djibouti, Egypt, UAE, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Sudan, Syria, Palestine, Tunisia and Yemen.

Dar al-Ma’mûn is open to artists of all practices in visual arts: drawing, painting, sculpture, video, photography, performance.

During the artist’s stay, committee members will be invited to individual visits to the workshops. Our workshop visiting program will feature art professionals added with personalized invitations to curators, art critics and heads of international institutions. Our goal is to establish a long-term relationship with the artists. We will study with them the possibilities of presenting and
distributing their works in Morocco and abroad at the end of the session.


Length of stay 

Dar al-Ma’mûn is a yearly permanent artistic residency. This fourth session will run from three to five months starting May 2012.


During their residency, the six selected artists will benefit from a return flight to Marrakesh, single accommodation on site, meals included and a 100 square meters workshop. The shipping costs will be settled by us.
The artists receive a production grant of 5,000 euros per person, attributed progressively according to production expenditures.

Literary translation practices are not affected by this call for applications: for this field, please contact the team at or sign up for our newsletter that will keep you informed of future programs.

To be eligible, applicants must pre-submit on the website:

Deadline for receipt of applications
Monday, March 5, 2012 – 11 pm (Moroccan)

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