Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Artists Residencies in the Fez Region

Artists residency programmes in Morocco are popular with visual and performance artists as well as writers and poets. Many organisations run programmes, some as tours, others as live-in residencies 

In the Fez region Culture Vultures, with its Artists Villa in Sefrou, is now well established and respected. In the Fez Medina Takafes provides accommodation in the heart of the Medina and facilitates projects, exhibitions and performances.

Through our program of tours, workshops and residencies, exhibitions and cultural events we have gained a foot in the salon of responsible tourism, cross cultural exchange and a multidisciplinary and multilingual arts dialogue. Artists and audience are encouraged to exchange, interact, collaborate, reflect, perform and create whilst under our reliable facilitation. -Jess Stephens, Culture Vultures

Culture Vultures has just commenced its Spring Residency in the market town of Sefrou. It runs through until the 15th of May. Their summer programme runs from the 11th of July to the 11th of August. Application Deadline is the 30th of April.

Takafes has announced its new residency programme in Fez. The residency will take place between the 15th of June and the 15th of July 2016. Artists are invited to apply for a minimum of two weeks up to a maximum of four weeks. As artists who have visited are aware, Fez is an inspiring and exciting location.

"Fez, the city that transcends time and space with its existence rooted in time (1200 years old). Fez is one of the top destinations for those who want to find themselves in deep states of awe and inspiration. The city is known for its cultural/ethnical diversity with an interesting contrast between traditional and modern aspects of Moroccan/Arab/Amazigh life" - Takafes
Takafes is is a cultural centre created to promote cultural diversity and innovative activities in Fez and the surrounding region. The aim of Takafes is to facilitate social change through cultural activities that promote the creation, appreciation and engagement of arts and culture and encouraging cultural exchange through artistic innovation.

Takafes believes they can provide a huge boost to the extent and standard of arts infrastructure in Fez. Their goal is to develop a network of artists and a range of facilities in Fez for audiences and artists, which, offers the highest standards of design, program operation and forms an artistic hub for creation, exhibition and engagement, with a national and international profile.

The new artists residency programme - Fez The Timeless - is open to artists working in the visual arts, conceptual and performing arts disciplines. Please note that it is a paid residency.

Photo credit: Marc Riboud

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For Culture Vultures in Sefrou, contact Jess Stephens:

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