Open Call Long term residency program in Marrakesh // Morocco 2017-2018

Deadline for submissions: 20/03/2017  |  Venue: Queens Collective  |  City: Marrakech  |  Country: Morocco  |  Created by: Queens Collective

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The QUEENS COLLECTIVE is a place and artistic collective where creation can blossom through the collective mind. It is a space for movement and stillness, for body and mind. A nourishing environment for artistic energy where exhibitions, encounters, performances, collaborations, workshops, social projects and artists come together. A meeting ground and incubator into the Moroccan and Arabic art world, culture and traditions. Artists who are interested in living and working within a communal setting whilst fully engaging in the Moroccan culture and lifestyle are welcome to apply to become a member of the QUEENS COLLECTIVE.

About

The QUEENS COLLECTIVE is a place and artistic collective where creation can blossom through the collective mind. The framework is created by the members of Queens Collective and is in constant flux.

QC is a multidisciplinary collective for emerging and established, international and local artists.
QC has a physical space where its members live, create and present their work.
The QC provides a membership, for artists to work, experiment, live, discuss, eat and network for a period of 5 months or 10 months in the Medina of Marrakech, Morocco.
Members can arrive and leave at any time during their residency.

Artists who are interested in living and working within a communal setting whilst fully engaging in the Moroccan culture and lifestyle are welcome to apply to become a member of the QUEENS COLLECTIVE.


More details

​The QUEENS COLLECTIVE offers two types of membership.
A membership of 10 months and a membership of 5 months.
The total amount of members are 10 artists.
It is possible to apply as an artist couple.
Every 2 months there will be a public presentation to share individual and collaborative works, and work in progress.Regular workshops for the local community of Marrakech will also happen in the house. 

The working languages are English, French and Arabic.


The house

As a member of the QC you will live in a beautiful 3-floor riad in the Medina of Marrakech. Surrounded by the Atlas Mountains. The house was created in 2014 by Hana and Siham and many different artists on a DIY base and served as a culture house / guesthouse. On the first floor there are two large shared ateliers, three smaller flexible ateliers and one double sleeping room. The communal patio space is used for presentations and other activities for the local community. Beside a communal kitchen, we also have a little stove for the winter and a small library. On the second floor there are 4 shared sleeping rooms for two people each.

The third floor (terrace) includes a rich garden, four turtles and Mihow’s (QC resident dog) living space. On the terrace you will also find 4 open-air showers, an open-air dance space of 22 sqm and a workshop for hand, power tools and other materials. The roof of the workshop serves as another small terrace where you can feel like Marry Poppins gazing over the rooftop of the Medina. QC also provides a larger dance studio situated outside of the Medina of Marrakech.

 

Payment

Residents must provide for their own food, travel, and miscellaneous expenses.
The membership fee is to be paid in advance and is non-refundable. 

Membership 10 months: 28.000,- 
Membership 5 months:  14.000,-
(all currency in Moroccan Dirham)

 

Expenses paid by artist

  • Travel

  • Accomodation

  • Local transportations

  • Working material

  • Visa

  • Insurances

  • Food

 

Expenses paid by QC

 

  • Communication material (webpage, flyers…)

  • Living space

  • Working spaces 

  • Presentation spaces

 

Support from the QC

QC is runned by artists, which means we will be living and working as active participants of the collective. We will guide and help the artists to connect with the local neighborhood and artistic community. We will also be active in supporting the artists personal artistic practice, with finding relevant materials and tools, potential critics, etc.

 

Residency dates

10 months :

start 1. september 2017
end 30. june 2018

5 months :
start 1. september 2017 
end 31. january 2018

or
start 1. february 2018 
end 30. june 2018

 

MORE INFORMATION on WWW.QUEENSCOLLECTIVE.ORG

See you in Marrakech
The Queens Collective

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Artists who are interested in living and working within a communal setting whilst fully engaging in the Moroccan culture and lifestyle are welcome to apply to become a member of the QUEENS COLLECTIVE.
When is the deadline?
20. March 2017
How much does it cost?
Membership 10 months: 28.000,-
Membership 5 months: 14.000,-
(all currency in Moroccan Dirham)
Does the location have disabled access?
No
How do you decide on proposals?
We are open for any kind of application and we decide on the quality of work and through a Skype conversation with possible applicant.
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
You receive an e-mail from the Queens Collective

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