Green Olive Arts Residency in 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.
Sidi al Mandri
Residency Program Information
Residency Program Summary
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)
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.
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.
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.
Housing & Accomodation
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.
Studio & Facilities
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.
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.