Deadline: Open call

WINTER 2019 Residency Season

Tetouan, Morocco is the ideal art-making location. It is rich in culture, inspiring and beautiful!

Description of residency program
Green Olive Arts is an international art studio and urban art residency in Tetouan, Morocco, specializing in connecting the creatives of the world with the culture, beauty and creatives of Morocco.

Tetouan, Morocco is the ideal art-making location. Tetouan is a jewel of a city, situated in the North of Morocco, on the North-Western tip of Africa. It is nestled up against the Mediterranean Sea in a beautiful valley where two mountain ranges meet. Many say that Tetouan is one of the most beautiful cities in Morocco. Its old city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a rich history and culture. Tetouan also touts Morocco’s most prestigious National Institute of Fine Art and has art “in its blood” on a grassroots level in a way that is rarely seen in this part of the world since it has been the starting place for the majority of Morocco’s artists.

Duration of residency
Applications are currently being accepted for our WINTER season, January 7 -February 15, 2019, for 2-6 week long resourced, self-directed residencies. 

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Our Art Residency program is for artists of all disciplines, and provides a space for artists to travel away from their normal settings to do research and produce new works in a context offering an abundance of fresh inspiration. GOA offers fully equipped production spaces, and opportunities for interaction and collaboration with other local and international artists. Both shared and private studio spaces are available. The large size of GOA’s facilities also allows them to accommodate art-making tours and other arts-educational and study-abroad groups.

In addition to providing production space for groups and individuals, GOA offers its resident artists a wide array of concierge type services including arranging housing, tours, gallery connections, and access to essential art supplies and tools.

Accommodation, Studio/ workspace and Fees
Studio Fees:  Residencies are artist-funded. A furnished sunny studio space, shared with one other creative, starts at a base rate of 2500 dh (Moroccan Dirhams, MAD) per week (approx. $252 USD/wk), and a private studio space at 3700 dh per week for 1-2 weeks (approx. $374 USD/wk), with decreased rates for longer residency periods. View the application for more details.
Housing:  GOA does not provide housing, however we are happy to arrange your housing from among a wide range of options to suit your unique preferences and goals. See our housing options page. Almost all of the housing options are within a short walk of the studios in either the ‘new’ or old city. And all of them must pass our strict evaluation before being endorsed by us as a place for our guests to sleep.

Application information
Please visit GOA´s website for complete details regarding an art residency during our WINTER 2019 season.

WINTER 2019 Residency Season

WINTER 2019 Residency Season


No application deadline / Open call

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