Culture Vultures Open Residency September 2015. Deadline: May 15th, 2015.

If you are looking for an opportunity to develop cultural understanding through a shared artistic process then this unique interactive artist residency in the heart of Morocco is for you.

The open AIR  residency has at its core a concise mission to bring multi disciplinary international artists together by enhancing dialogue and cross cultural exchange through a variety of arts programmes and cultural events in a unique way, that leads towards an enriching and shared learning experience for all participants in the historical town of Sefrou and the imperial city of Fez, the Moroccan capital of crafts as recognized by UNESCO and world’s largest car-free urban metropolis.

The residency provides opportunities for artists, curators, critical writers and art professionals to research and develop their practices, it supports both emerging and established professionals, working in any medium.

The aim of the residency is to generate a fresh creative space for participants at a crucial point in their career and for the participating artists to leave Sefrou with expanded possibilities, new networks and in some cases even new works.

Selection for the programme will follow the criteria of artistic distinction, nature of contemporary practice and a desire to interact and engage with the local community in the Atlas Mountains, with the ultimate aim of developing an artistic response to their intensive four-week cultural experience.

This immersive residential programme incorporates materclasses and interactive workshops, alongside community engagement and individual studio time.

The progarmme is open to all artistic disciplines across the spectrum including designers, visual artists, installation artists, writers, musicians, performers, researchers or conceptual artists wishing to spend four weeks exploring the techniques, materials and personalities of the traditional crafts masters of the area.  Artists will be housed together in the old medina of Sefrou and  given work spaces where necessary. 


When: This residency will take place from 1st September– 29thSeptember 2015

The program includes

  • Orientation in Sefrou.
  • A half day tour of the in the old city of Fez with a historical guide.
  • Artists dinners.
  • Informal dinners where visiting artists are introduced to the local arts community.
  • Lectures, round tables and presentations.
  • Excursions out of Sefrou to get a fresh perspective of the surrounding area.


The Residence Cost is– 950 Euros


Comfortable accommodation in Sefrou.

Professional facilitation between visiting artists and the local community.

Support of professional practice.

The rich program of activities mentioned above.

Does not include:

Travel to / from Fez at either side of the residency.

Insurance or Food


Submissions deadline is May 15th 2015.  

For an application form click here open air 2015

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