Thank you for your interest in residencies at Green Olive Arts, Tetouan, Morocco. Accompanying this letter is the application form you requested. We accept applications year round. Following receipt of a completed application, with a non-refundable $20 application fee and any related documents, the review process takes approximately 2 weeks.
Due to the uncertainty of our world right now and the restrictions various countries raise and lower with the ebb and flow of the pandemic, we will likely be discussing residency dates with applicants as "tentative." Closed borders and grounded airlines have already meant canceling/postponing residency seasons through Winter 2021. As medical infrastructures are able to strengthen and a vaccine reduces the dominance of the virus, we believe that safe mobility will gradually increase over the next 12-18 months. So submit your application with hope and courage! The world needs you to press into being an artist right now, more than ever.
Residency seasons are typically 3 or 6 weeks long. While at Green Olive Arts, artists typically choose from a number of different types of housing options within walking distance of the studio. Most of these offer bed and breakfast or have an attached restaurant, but the studio facility itself has a kitchen so that residents may prepare their own food if necessary at the studios. Artists who have specific facilities’ needs should contact Green Olive Arts to determine if our studios will accommodate their work.
The residency fee is tiered based on the length of the residency season and whether or not you desire a completely private space. Because we hold a high value of community and collaboration, the majority of our spaces are set up as shared spaces, where 2 artists are at work. This will likely be an international mix as well, encouraging creative influence across cultures. The Residency Fee, in Moroccan Dirhams (MAD), for self-directed, staff-resourced residencies are as follows:
3-week residency 9000 MAD shared studio / 13,500 MAD private studio
6-week residency 17,000 MAD shared studio / 25,500 MAD private studio
The Residency Fee does not include particular art supplies, travel, meals or housing. We have negotiated special rates with a number of housing vendors here in town (see our housing options web-page) and can make those arrangements for our guests for an additional small fee. Housing costs may vary depending on the time of year (summer is peak tourist season). Accepted artists in residence will receive a budget sketch upon request as well as any official documentation needed to seek funding from grant organizations.
Please be aware that once you have been accepted, a 2000 MAD deposit is required (approx. $200 USD), to secure your studio space, due soon after acceptance. If the date of acceptance is less than 2 months from the beginning of the residency period, the 2000 MAD deposit will be required within a week of acceptance.
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 schedule and program. When you have finished typing into the form, pay your application fee via the link provided, and click the submit button at the bottom of the form. You will receive an email confirmation and may have opportunity to edit your responses later if necessary.
If your application is approved, the selection process will include a 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.