Green Olive Arts Residency in Tetouan, Morocco

Green Olive Arts Residency in Tetouan, Morocco

Green Olive Arts Residency in Tetouan, Morocco

Green Olive Arts Residency in Tetouan, Morocco

The Medina of Tetouan, Morocco

The Medina of Tetouan, Morocco

The Medina of Tetouan, Morocco

The Medina of Tetouan, Morocco

The Medina of Tetouan, Morocco

The Medina of Tetouan, Morocco

Green Olive Arts Studio in Tetouan, Morocco

Green Olive Arts Studio in Tetouan, Morocco

Green Olive Arts Studio in Tetouan, Morocco

Green Olive Arts Studio in Tetouan, Morocco

Green Olive Arts Studio in Tetouan, Morocco

Green Olive Arts Studio in Tetouan, Morocco

Tetouan, Morocco

Tetouan, Morocco

Green Olive Arts Studio in Tetouan, Morocco

Green Olive Arts Studio in Tetouan, Morocco

Tetouan, Morocco

Tetouan, Morocco

Tetouan, Morocco

Tetouan, Morocco

Tetouan, Morocco

Tetouan, Morocco

Tetouan, Morocco

Tetouan, Morocco

Green Olive Arts Residency in Tetouan, Morocco

Green Olive Arts Residency in Tetouan, Morocco

Green Olive Arts Residency in Tetouan, Morocco

Tetouan, Morocco

Artists of all disciplines are invited to apply for an art residency at Green Olive Arts, an international art studio in beautiful Tetouan, Morocco. Between grand views of the Rif Mountains and the busy labyrinth of the ancient Arab walled medina, the visual inspiration and warm hospitality are sure to inspire. Shared (2 artists) and private studios are available, along with weekly artist lunch gatherings and connections to a local network of artists and traditional artisans. Enjoy a balance of focused production and research along with creative community and cultural immersion to stir your work to new levels. 

3 or 6 week artist-funded residencies are available. Applications for our residency seasons are being taken on an open basis for the available 8 studio spaces. Completed and approved applications (including a video interview) will be assessed by our Local Selection Panel before a final decision is made. Travel, housing, meals, and supplies are not included in the residency fee.

Contact

B.P. 10001
Sidi al Mandri
93000 Tetouan
Morocco

Year Founded
2013
Context
Urban
Residency Structure
Stand-alone
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (no housing)
Community-engaged
Residency Length
3 weeks - 6 weeks
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
6
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
May apply as a team
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Ceramics/Clay Arts/Pottery
Costume/Fashion Design
Digital Fabrication
Fine Metals/Jewelry
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Woodworking
Criticism
Fiction
Journalism
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
New Genres
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Translation
Writing
Acting
Choreography
Dance
Performance Art
Theater
Music
Animation
Digital Media
Documentary
Electronic Arts
Film
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Photography
Sound Art
TV + Radio
Graphic Design
Illustration
Industrial Design
Architecture
Environmental Arts
Landscape Architecture
Public Art
Social Practice
Storytelling
Urban Planning/Design
Ecology
Environmentalism/Conservation
Art Conservation
Art Education
Art History
History
Companions
N/A
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Residents granted leave during residency
Spouses/partners allowed for full stay (non-collaborators)
Children allowed for full stay
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
How does your residency program support artists?
Opportunity to be in another context
Opportunity to travel
Immersion in new culture and/context
Unstructured time
Research support
Art production support
Access to studio space to create new work
Access to equipment, specialized facilities and/or technical support
Access to training on new artistic techniques and/or apprenticeship
Inspiration from natural environment
Inspiration from cultural context
Professional development support and/or trainings
Opportunities to develop relationships with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to collaborate with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to collaborate with other artists/residents
Opportunities to develop relationships with other artists/residents
Opportunities for work with the local community
Opportunities to exhibit or perform new work
Additional Eligibility Information

Green Olive Arts, Tetouan, offers 3 or 6 week-long, self-directed, artist-funded residencies to emerging, mid-career and established visual artists, writers, performers, scholars and other global creatives seeking a season of focused research and production in the rich context of Moroccan culture. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must submit the online application form, CV, portfolio of recent works, artist statement, application fee and complete an interview … Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Artists are accepted on an ongoing basis, so applications submitted early may encounter greater availability.

A 2000 MAD deposit is required upon acceptance to reserve residency space. Residency fees vary depending on shared or private studio choice and the length of the residency. Applications are currently being accepted for the following seasons:

FALL 2022 (3 weeks) Sept. 12 – Oct 1, 2022: SHARED (9,000 MAD) or PRIVATE (13,500 MAD)

FALL 2022 (3 weeks) Oct. 3 – Oct 22, 2022: SHARED (9,000 MAD) or PRIVATE (13,500 MAD)

FALL 2022 (6 weeks) Sept. 12 – Oct 22, 2022: SHARED (17,000 MAD) or PRIVATE (25,500 MAD)

WINTER 2023  (3 weeks) January 9 – 28: SHARED (9,000 MAD) or PRIVATE (13,500 MAD)

FALL 2023 (3 weeks) Sept. 11 – 30, 2023: SHARED (9,000 MAD) or PRIVATE (13,500 MAD)

FALL 2023 (3 weeks) Oct. 2 – 21, 2023: SHARED (9,000 MAD) or PRIVATE (13,500 MAD)

FALL 2023 (6 weeks) Sept. 11 – Oct 21, 2023: SHARED (17,000 MAD) or PRIVATE (25,500 MAD)

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
24
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
36
Artist Stipend
0
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
Residency Fees
9000
Moroccan Dirham (MAD)
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Application Fee
20
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
Pre-orientation
Manual / handbook before arrival
Communication before arrival to discuss accommodations, medical conditions, or other health needs
Orientation upon arrival
Contact information and available accommodations for programs, events, and campus
Full description of accessibility on campus
Staff/volunteer giving directions
Staff/volunteer providing guidance to help locate facilities or activities
Is your campus wheelchair accessible?
Inaccessible
Additional Accessibility Information

Our studio is located in a historic hillside city center, with most housing options located in the nearby ancient medina, neither of which are accessible by wheel chair or by guests with mobility disabilities. Our studio is on the second floor of a historic 100 year old building without an elevator. The  cobblestone streets and sidewalks in the city are often uneven and most events and excursions are accessed by walking. We advise our applicants to be aware of these conditions and assess whether or not this type of residency will be a good fit for their accessibility needs.

Caregiver/Aide/PCA
Local arrangements coordinated by staff
Accessibility Contact Name
Peter Herron
Accessibility Contact Email
peter@greenolivearts.com
Accessibility Contact Phone Number
Other Services/Aids Offered in Residency + Other Programming

N/A

How much of the residency experience can artists with limited mobility participate?

We do not recommend this residency to artists with severe mobility limitations. Artists who are able to walk, but with difficulty, may benefit from bringing along an assistant or arranging to employ a local assistant during their stay. The location requires a fair amount of walking and climbing stairs to the 2nd floor studio. Taxi's can be arranged if necessary, and a resident artist could participate in most of the studio in-house work space, events and activities, as long as they are able to walk from their housing to the studio.

Please briefly describe the facilities and areas of the campus that are NOT accessible.

Artists stay in housing in the local area and ancient city surrounding the studio. The path between housing and studio is uneven cobblestone, with high curbs. Access to the studio includes an entrance with a high threshold and two flights of stairs to reach the 2nd floor studio. Inside the studio all rooms and spaces are level, except for the bathrooms, which have a raised floor and step up for entry.

Type of Housing
No housing provided
Accessible Housing
N/A
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
N/A
Accessible Communal Spaces
Inaccessible
Common/Communal Spaces Information

Housing is not included with the residency but our staff is happy to arrange this for our artists through our trusted partnering housing providers, within a short walk of the studios. See our housing options for more details.

 

Additional Housing Information
Access to laundry on campus
Meals Provided
Some meals (at least 2 meals provided)
Additional Meals Information
Vegan meal options can be requested
Vegetarian meal options can be requested
Gluten-free meal options can be requested
Kosher and halal options can be requested
Food allergies and restrictions can be accommodated
Snack and beverage provided
Computer/Internet Access
Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared)
Wireless Internet (WIFI)
Studios/Facilities Details

Within our 2nd floor studio facility, artists may choose either a shared or private studio, and enjoy access to secure internet, computer with printer/scanner, wood shop, printmaking studio, a range of artist furniture and equipment. Artists have full access to a common kitchen and a library/sitting room, as well as wash area, shared bathrooms and laundry room.

Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Shared Studios
Exhibition / Installation Space
Performance/Presentation Facilities
Fine Metals / Jewelry Making
Anvils, Stakes + Hammers
Printers + Scanner
Music/Media Studio Non-recording
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Easels
Printmaking Workspaces
Book Arts Facilities
Etching Press
Glass Inking Table
Drying Racks
Hot Plates
Large Sinks
Dedicated Wood Shop
Woodworking Tools
Planer
Wood Vises And Wood Working Table
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Inaccessible
Studio Support/Tech
Studio/facility orientation provided
Studio support provided by staff
Studio support provided by dedicated tech
Tech hours
Additional Studio Information

The studio is well ventilated by cross breeze and windows but does not have a/c. Each studio has a space heater to use during the winter months.