C.V.’s Spring AiR
Artist Call Out
Residency 15 April – 15 May
Description of residency program
For a month between mid-April and mid-May 2016, this artist residency offers up to 5 arts practitioners the chance to live and work in the heart of an old Moroccan medina. With a wide-ranging portfolio of arts projects and a broad range of local connections, Culture Vultures supports and assists artists and their projects to engage with the community and partake in cross cultural dialogue to feed their practice. F ez, some 25km away, will host its eminent Sacred Music Festival during the week of 6 – 13th of May, a fortuitous time for music lovers and culture seekers alike.
Culture Vultures is an artist-led arts and culture organization set up some 7 years ago by British visual artist Jess Stephens and co-run by local, pro-active staff. Spend 4 weeks working in a culture steeped in a rich history, surrounded by ancient living and yet a hairsbreadth away from modernity.
Duration of residency – 4 weeks
Disciplines – All disciplines are encouraged to apply, the definition of artist is broad.
Work equipment and assistance
Working spaces at Dar Attamani, the residence, are available for artists working in ‘dry’ mediums. The house has many areas for contemplation and creation, including a roof terrace, a cool garden, salon areas and working tables.
Temporary individual studios spaces are rented in the old medina for artists upon request. They are simple, light and in the heart of the old town. These come as a marginal extra cost of 100 euros a month. Equipment is limited and studios are basic. Resources, local connections and cultural immersion are strengths intangible to this residency.
Facilitators can be arranged with prior appointments to assist artists in community engagement or execution of their projects. Cultural facilitation, language and local knowledge are their assets.
Accommodation – Culture Vultures recently acquired artist lodgings, Dar Attamani, is at Berber/Jewish house estimated to be some 400 years old. Located in the heart of the old medina it was once the house of a Rabbi. Four floors offer visiting artists several communal areas, 6 spacious bedrooms, basement working areas, a large working kitchen and a terrace with a 360 view looking our as far as the Middle Atlas Mountains. Together with the garden at the back of the house Dar Attamani compromises of various options of spaces for artists to work, contemplate and mingle.
Cost – 600 euros.
Does not include transport, insurance or cost of execution of work.
Expectations towards the artist
Community engagement is an intended outcome, for the benefit of all involved.
Submit 6 – 8 images of work or electronic links with the application form. ( cv spring 16 application )
Application Deadline – 15th March, 2016
email – firstname.lastname@example.org for application submission or more information.