Thank you for your interest in the 2018 CONVERGENCE Residency at Green Olive Arts, Tetouan, Morocco!
The CONVERGENCE residency was developed to bring the pathways of global creatives like you into relational contact with the rich tapestry of the people and textures of Morocco. Below, you will find the application form for the March 8 to April 4, 2018 residency.
We will accept applications until 12:00 midnight EST September 1, 2017. Please submit a completed application, with an artist statement, CV/resume and portfolio. Note: Applications will not be considered complete until we receive these materials and the 200 Dirham ($20 USD) application fee. The Selection Panel will meet twice to review applications: Once in mid-July, to review early applications for priority consideration (deadline: July 8, 2016), during which up to 3 residencies will be awarded of the 8 possible. Then the Selection Panel will meet again in the first week of September to assess all other applications.
Con·vergence - kənˈvərjens - (n.) 1. the coming together from different directions so as eventually to meet. 2. a gradual change that results in things or people becoming similar or developing something in common.
We are preparing an exciting but low-key program that will allow artists to explore the unique culture, environment and story of Tetouan, Morocco to fuel and inform creative production. The residency's theme grows out of the definition of the word "convergence" itself, which assume that the artist's presence itself constitutes a new element of texture in the many streams which come together to make the Moroccan city, even in this moment of time.
Please be aware that should you receive notification of acceptance to the residency, a 10,000 Dirham ($1000 USD) deposit is required to secure your place. This deposit is due no later than 30 days after acceptance, after which your place may be given to someone on the waiting list. All decisions will be made by September 15, 2017. The balance payment of 32,000 DH ($3300 USD) for the residency will be due just prior to the residency itself.
We are excited that you are interested in an art residency at Green Olive Arts, and we are eager to get to know you in the process. Please complete the following information so that our Selection Panel can make a decision about your proposed goals and your fit with our program. When you have finished typing into the form, click the submit button at the end of the form. You will receive an email confirmation and directions about how to make the $20 application fee.
If your application is approved, the selection process typically includes a brief follow-up phone or Skype interview before a final decision is made. Applicants will be contacted first by email to arrange the best time for this. We look forward to learning more about you!
If you have questions about the application, or need further information about Green Olive Arts, please do not hesitate to contact me by e-mail at email@example.com.