20th November – 20th December 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED to 15th May
Performance artists, musicians, dancers, theatre or spoken word performers, ..…read on.
This four-week, artists residency that aims at bringing together artists / performers from various disciplines and cultures together to feed off each other, be inspired by a new environment and create a free space for experimentation.
Performance AIR involves a 3-day visit to the pilgrimage site of Sidi Ali Ben Hamdouch, where rituals, trance, prayer, spells and blessing fuse into one arena, pulling artists deep into a fusion of Islam and Moroccan folklore. ( See http://culturevulturesfez.org/air-sidi-ali/, for more information) In addition, the program offers academic presentations, local connections and orientation visits to empower visiting artists with an understanding of the surroundings. A showcase at the end of the project would be decided by the participating artists.
The town of Sefrou
30 kilometers from the imperial city of Fez, Sefrou is the chosen hosting town for an artist residence, as somewhere that offers the right balance of stimulation and yet space for contemplation and creativity. It is a humble market town that offers more insight the longer you reside and whose residents welcome and embrace Culture Vultures emerging, artist community. The guidebooks state only one or two sights and monuments if that……but we at C.V. now where the treasures lie. Our artist’s lodgings are in the heart of the old city which is woven into a multicultural tapestry.
View from the artists house, Dar Attamani
Image by: Cat Wilson
The artist’s residencies are comprised of a traditional house and an apartment within a typical medina house, both in close proximity to each other and Culture Vultures Hub. Artists are allocated a large bedroom to themselves, access to a communal working kitchen, common areas to gather and socialize as well as spaces to work and focus.
When – This residency will take place from 20th November – 20th December 2017
Comfortable accommodation in Sefrou medina.
The orientation program of activities.
The three-day side residency to Sidi Ali. ( accommodation and half board)
Does not include
Travel to / from Fez at either side of
the residency, insurance or *food
Closing Date for receipt of submissions is May 15th 2017. For more information and submissions mail: firstname.lastname@example.org