Description of residency program
From March 26th to April 16th, this artist residency offers up to 5 arts practitioners the chance to live and work in the heart of an old Moroccan medina in Northern Morocco. Spend 3 weeks exploring and working in a culture steeped in a rich history, surrounded by ancient living and yet a hairsbreadth away from modernity. The brevity of this residency means that investigation and experimentation weigh as much as production.
The Supporting Organisation
Culture Vultures is an artist-led arts and culture organisation set up some 8 years ago by British visual artist Jess Stephens and co-run by local and international, pro-active staff. With a wide-ranging portfolio of arts projects and a broad range of solid, local connections, the organisation competently supports and assists artists and their projects to engage with the community and partake in cross-cultural dialogue to feed their practice.
Duration of residency – 3 weeks. 26th March – 16th April 2017
Disciplines – All disciplines are encouraged to apply. The definition of an 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 medina. These come at a marginal extra cost of 70 euros. Equipment is limited and studios are basic. Resources, local-connections and cultural immersion are strengths integral to this residency.
*Assistants/ facilitators can be arranged with prior appointments to assist artists in community engagement or execution of their projects. Cultural facilitation, translation and local knowledge are their assets.
Culture Vultures 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, 5 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 or mingle socially.
Cost – 500 euros. Includes accommodation, project support, orientation, local knowledge and specified meals. Does not include travel, insurance, daily meals. studio or cost of execution of work. A non-refundable deposit of 150 euros confirms a place. Full payment should be completed one month before the residency.
Expectations of the artists – Community engagement as a benefit to all involved. Cultural sensitivity. Presentation, open studios or exhibition of work if requested by the artist.
Application information. – Submit 6 – 8 images of work or electronic links with the application form.
Submission Deadline – November 30th. 2016
Download Application Form c-v-air-application-form-2017
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