Independent Artist Residencies

These residency periods outside of C.V’s designed AiR programs are aimed at artists from all ( and more!)  disciplines to spend undisturbed, quality time to focus and create, absorb, contemplate and/or produce. It may be that practitioners are residing alone or with ( up to) 5 other artists in Sefrou from various backgrounds, projects and mediums.

Lisa Domin, "Side Job" Resident Artist, 2016

               Lisa Domin, “Side Job”   Resident Artist 2016.

Culture Vultures artists house (a stone’s throw away from our HUB) , is nestled in the heart of the ancient medina of Sefrou; a market town positioned between the Middle Atlas Mountains and the Imperial Capital of Fez; spinning the discs of the traditional semi-rural life with global modernity.

Sefrou by Cat Wilson

Sefrou by Cat Wilson

Our small team and growing surrounding community are here to accommodate and support artists and introduce them to useful contacts and social happenings.  Artist’s assistants and project facilitators are available upon request at a reasonable rate to help visiting artists if they need to gain community or cultural insights. Language interpretation and intercultural facilitation are their strengths. Presentations, exhibition or workshops are an option during the residency upon prior agreement.

Resident artists are invited (if sought after) to get involved with Culture Vultures socially responsible program such painting the walls of the old city, creating community green areas, public art creations  or contributing to our ‘Art in the Hospital’ initiative.

Birthing Carpet - made for art in the hospital by artists on Textile AiR 2016.

Birthing Carpet – made for Art in the Hospital by artists on Textile AiR 2016.

The minimum duration of a residency is 2 weeks, enabling an immersion into the culture and artistic production.

Cost of residency *

For accommodation and orientation of Sefrou – 2 weeks 400 euros

3 weeks 500 euros

1 month 600 euros

2 month 1000 euros.

  •  The cost of artistic production, transport, insurance or daily needs are the requirements of the visiting artists.  For assistants, studio spaces (outside of the lodgings) facilitated visits, artisan introductions and exhibition organization e-mail us for a supplementary-costs-document.

An independent residency is ideal for returning artists or people familiar with Moroccan culture, as one is very much left to one’s own devices.

Applications are accepted all year round.  Download, complete and send independent-air-application and 4 – 6 word docs, jpg, or e-links to