Independent AiRs

Dates:  November 20th 2017  to February 28th 2018

These residency periods outside of AiR Sefrou’s designed programs are focused towards artists from all disciplines to spend time contemplating, researching and producing work that needs attention. It may be that the artists are residing alone or with up to five others in the house. Cultures and material of work will be diverse.

The artists house (a stone’s throw away from AIR Sefrou’s office), is nestled in the heart of the ancient medina in Sefrou ( a market town positioned between the Middle Atlas Mountains and the Imperial Capital of Fez).

Our intimate team and growing community are here to support artists in their endeavours while introducing them to beneficial contacts and orientating them to local gatherings, if desired. Assistance to the artist and project facilitators are available to help with the construction of works and further cultural exploration. Language interpretation and intercultural facilitation may be needed to help the artists in residence to understand the cultural landscape and manifest their vision.

We are open to holding presentations, exhibitions and workshops during the residency. This can be discussed once the intentions take shape.

The minimum duration of a residency is three weeks.

This enables time to integrate into the culture as well as having days for comprehensive research and production.

Lisa Domin

Lisa Domin, 2016

Residency Includes

  • Lodgings in an entire house in the heart of the community. The small, traditional Jewish house in the old medina of Sefrou that consists of fully working kitchen, working spaces and comfortable living quarters as well as a rooftop terrace and magnificent view of Sefrou in its entirety.
  • 10 hour a week, arts project support from our experienced local and international team. Aspects of support include interpretation, facilitation, assistance in resourcing materials and the sharing of our local network.
  • Language classes. – 2 hours a week of Moroccan Arabic language classes to encourage community immersion and connections.
  • A studio space in the heart of the old medina, simple, with light, a working table and water.
Residency Prices
  • 1050 euros a month.

Cost of production, transport, insurance and daily needs are the responsibilities of the artist.

For returning AiR Sefrou artists there is a discount of 15% for residencies as we, the organization and the community of Sefrou, celebrate further developing relationships and creations.

Send an application(INDEPENDENT AIRS) and 4|6 jpg or web links to AiR Sefrou’s Residency Officer @