QUEENS Collective

General information

Brief description of organisation

The QUEENS COLLECTIVE is a community art space and a group of artists working in Marrakech, Morocco.
We offer a multidisciplinary platform for emerging and established artists to explore, exchange and create work.
We bridge international and local artists by offering a series of different residencies in Morocco and abroad.
We foster artistic growth and collaboration in a creative and supportive space.
We believe in the transformative power of the arts.
We share a common interest in cultural activism, feminism, community engagement and artistic exploration.

Queens Collective stands for gender equality, female empowerment and vulnerable communities.
We believe in the common as a way of being together that fosters care, lightness, empowerment, life and beauty.
It entails the integration of freedom and responsibilities.
Queens Collective is founded and run by artists of different backgrounds, promoting social transformation
through artistic, cultural, and educational programs.

The core of Queens Collective is communal development through four principles embodied in our work:
cultural and social awareness, shared responsibility, creativity and local networks development.

Organisation founded in

2014

Brief description of residency program

Queens Collective aims to provide arts and cultural opportunities to artists worldwide and the local community through skill development, idea exchanges, exhibitions, screenings, performances and creation.

Queens Collective hosts a residency programme where the artists in residence work, experiment, live, discuss, eat and network for a period of 3 or 5 months in Marrakech, Morocco.
The residency programme is for multidisciplinary artists and in particular artists with social and critical art practices, that engage with local communities or reflect on postcolonial, feminist and gender-related topics in a site-specific context.
The framework of the residency programme is partly created by Queens Collective and partly created by the artists in residence and is in constant flux. As an artist in residence you merge and adapt to the identity of the Queens Collective.

Artists who are interested in living and working within a communal setting whilst fully engaging in the Moroccan culture and lifestyle are welcome to apply.

Being in residence at Queens Collective is not only about you as an artist, it is about you as an artist in Marrakech, Morocco.

QC is open for proposals of any kind for interventions within the space.


All currency is in Moroccan Dirham

For international artists

Residency 5 month: 15.000,-
Residency 3 months: 10.000,-

For local artists

Residency 5 month: 11.000,-
Residency 3 months: 7.000,-


The framework of the residency programme is partly created by Queens Collective and partly created by the artists in residence and is in constant flux. As an artist in residence you merge and adapt to the identity of the Queens Collective.

Artists in residence have the possibility to network with local artists and other visiting artists. The QC house is already a well established event space in Marrakech which facilitates the getting into the Marrakech art scene.

Artists in residency work with fellow artists and the local community.

All artists in residence organizes themselves in the space with accommodation, food, workspace, cleaning etc.
Eating together is one of the most important aspects of the moroccan culture.

There are regular weekly dates for activities for the local community of Marrakech in which you are involved as part of the residency programme.
Every 2 months there is a public presentation to share individual, collaborative works and work in progress. These dates are fixed and not changeable. The public presentation takes place within Queens Collective.

Residency program since

2015

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 3 and 6 months
  • between 6 months and 1 year
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Companions allowed
  • Children
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
  • Other

insurance

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
  • Cleaning
  • Exhibition
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Allowance/Stipend
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Curator

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency

Setting

Urban

Resources
  • Internet Connection
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Library
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • Woodworking Tools
Number of studios

3

Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

Accomodation
  • Shared Room
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • arabic
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions
  • Karaoke

How to reach

By train

we\'ll pick you up from the station

By plane

we\'ll pick you up from the airport

By car

we\'ll let you know IF you wanna come by car

Nearest airport

Marrakech Menara International airport

Contact information

QUEENS Collective
Azbezt 27, derb el feranne
40400 Marrakech
Morocco

queenscollective@mail.com
www.queenscollective.org

Phone: 00212621514905

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