Autumn AIR 2016
Residency – September 23rd to October 28th 2016
Application Deadline – June 30th
Description of residency program
This five week artist residency offers up to 6 arts practitioners the chance to live and work in the heart of an old Moroccan medina in Northern Morocco. Explore and work in a culture steeped in a rich history, surrounded by ancient living and yet a hairsbreadth away from modernity.
The Supporting Organization
Culture Vultures is an artist-led arts and culture organization set up some 8 years ago by British visual artist Jess Stephens and co-run by local, pro-active staff. With a wide-ranging portfolio of arts projects and a broad range of local connections, the organization 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 – 5 weeks
Disciplines – All disciplines are encouraged to apply, the definition of artist is broad.
Work equipment and assistance
Working spaces at Dar Attamani, the residence, are available for artist 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 as a marginal extra cost of 100 euros extra. Assistants or facilitators can be arranged with prior appointments to assist artist in community engagement or execution of their projects. Cultural facilitation, language and local knowledge are their assets. Resources, local connections and cultural immersion are strengths intangible of this residency.
Culture Vultures recently acquired 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, 6 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.
Cost – 750 euros. Includes accommodation, project support, orientation, local knowledge and specified meals.
Does not include transport, insurance, daily meals or cost of execution of work.
Expectations towards the artist
Community engagement is an intended outcome, for the benefit of all involved. Cultural sensitivity. Nonrefundable deposit confirms a place, then full payment is due one month before the residency.
Submit 6 – 8 files of work or electronic links with the application form.
Deadline – 30th June, 2016
Download CV Application Form 16
e mail – email@example.com for application submission or more information.