Deadline: 10/03/2019

2, 3, or 5 week residencies in Tetouan, Morocco at Green Olive Arts

Let the beauty & complexity of Morocco┬┤s people, craftsmanship, culture & story drive your creation!

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.

Our mission is to resource creative individuals of both emerging and established artistic talent from around the world in seasons of inspiration, production, collaboration and cultural exchange here in Morocco.

Duration of residency
We invite artists from a wide range of disciplines and mediums to apply for residencies of 2-6 weeks for specific seasons throughout the year.  We accept visual artists, writers, filmmakers, poets, curators, scientists, choreographers, puppeteers, and more. Our local Selection Panel awards residencies based upon artistic excellence of current work and intended residency proposal.

Artists are encouraged, but not required, to engage the local community as part of their residency through workshops, mural projects, performances, readings, round tables, and other collaborations to bridge cultures and nurture creativity.

Green Olive Arts provides a space for artists to travel away from normal settings to do research and produce new works in a context offering an abundance of fresh inspiration and engagement with local creatives. GOA offers fully equipped production spaces, and opportunities for interaction and collaboration with other artists.

In addition to providing production space for groups and individuals, GOA offers resident artists a wide array of concierge services including arranging housing, custom designed and artisan focused tours, gallery connections, and personal connections with Moroccan artists.

Green Olive Arts was started by artists for artists as the culmination of the vision of American artists Jeff McRobbie and Rachel Pearsey. Having spent several years each creating art in Morocco, a shared dream began to emerge of how they could create a collaborative art space, where foreign and local artists could experience the richness of creating art alongside each other in a multicultural environment.

We are currently taking applications for the following residency periods:

  • FALL 2019 – September 23 – October 27, 2019: 2, 3, or 5 week resourced, self-directed residencies – application
    • 3 weeks, September 23 – October 12
    • 5 weeks, September 23 – October 26
    • 2 weeks, October 14 – October 26
  • WINTER 2020 – January 13 – February 22, 2020: 3 or 6 week resourced, self-directed residencies – application
    • 3 weeks, January 13 – February 1, OR February 3 – 22
    • 6 weeks, January 13 – February 22
  • FALL 2020 – September 14 – October 24, 2020: 3 or 6 week resourced, self-directed residencies – application
    • 3 weeks, September 14 – October 3 OR October 5 – 24
    • 6 weeks, September 14 – October 24

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Green Olive Arts, Tetouan, offers between 2 and 6 weeks self-directed, artist-funded residencies to emerging and established visual artists, writers, scholars and other global creatives seeking a season of focused research and production in the rich context of Moroccan culture.

Accommodation
We do not provide housing, however we are happy to help arrange your housing from among a wide range of locally partnering providers to suit your unique preferences and goals.

Studio/ workspace
Our spacious, sunny studios are within a two minute walk to Tetouan's ancient medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Artists enjoy access to secure WIFI internet, computer with printer/scanner, wood shop, a range of artist furniture, help in connecting with local craftsmen and materials suppliers, networking with local artists and gatekeepers, in-studio consulting and assistance with your creative process and production needs by one of our founding artists, culminating program exhibition space and promotion.

Fees and support
A furnished sunny studio space, shared with one other creative, starts at a base rate of 2500 MAD (Moroccan Dirhams) per week (approx. $260 USD/wk), and a private studio space at 4000 MAD per week for 1-2 weeks (approx. $400 USD/wk), with decreased rates for longer residency periods. View the application for more details.

The residency program provides a broad range of concierge services to assist our guests in research, production, translation and networking … all covered in the studio fees.

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.

We can also help arrange local and country-wide tours, trustworthy guides for plein air outings, translators, crating services, connection to galleries, local language learning, home stays and meals with local families, portable easels and pochade boxes for outings, and many more.

Visiting artists are responsible for all costs associated with their residency (travel, studio fees and housing/board). Artists are encouraged to apply for outside grants, and we are happy to supply estimated budgets etc. to aide in that process. We also help our approved applicants work out the best combination of studio, tour, and housing options to suit their art residency goals, comfort, and budget.

Expectations towards the artist
Artists are encouraged, but not required, to engage the local community as part of their residency through workshops, mural projects, performances, readings, round tables, and other collaborations to bridge cultures and nurture creativity.

Application information
The application is available on our website... Apply
$20 application fee, payable at the time of application.
Visit greenolivearts.com for more info...

2, 3, or 5 week residencies in Tetouan, Morocco at Green Olive Arts

2, 3, or 5 week residencies in Tetouan, Morocco at Green Olive Arts

Location
Morocco

Application deadline
10/03/2019

Residency starts
23/09/2019

Residency ends
27/10/2019

More information
http://greenolivearts.com/art-residency/art-residency-general/

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