Queens Collective residency
- Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Description of residency program
Queens Collective residency program aims to provide arts and cultural opportunities to artists worldwide and the local community through skill development, idea exchanges, exhibitions, screenings, performances and creation.
The QC provides a membership for international artists to work, share, experiment, live, discuss, eat and network in the Medina of Marrakech, Morocco.
QC is also open for proposals of any kind for interventions within the spaces.
Duration of residency
The Queens Collective residency program offers memberships of short and long duration.
A membership of 10 months and a membership of 5 months.
We also offer Quicky residencies for those who can’t commit to a long term residency or simply prefer short-term experiences.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Queens Collective is a platform for experimentation and has a format with no specified hierarchy. The frame is created by the members of QC and is in constant flux.
Queens Collective is a commune that believes in a way of being together that fosters care, lightness, intensity, life and beauty. It entails the integration of freedom and responsibilities towards the place and the people around you.
Members of the QC work with fellow artists and the local community.
All members organizes themselves in the space with accommodation, food, workspace, cleaning etc. Eating together is one of the most important aspects of the moroccan culture.
The QC lives together in a beautiful 3-floor Riad which is part of a wonderful community, in the midst of the Medina full of hidden treasures, the people here being the most valuable.
4 shared rooms for 2 people each (bed sheets and duvet are provided)
1 twin bedroom for artist couples (bed sheets and duvet are provided)
QC provides a beautiful 3-floor riad in the Medina of Marrakech. On the first floor there are two big shared ateliers, 2 smaller flexible ateliers and one double sleeping room. The communal patio space is used for presentations and other activities for the local community. Beside a communal kitchen we also have a little stove for the winter and a small library. On the second floor there are 4 shared sleeping rooms for two people each.
The third floor (terrace) includes gardening, plants, flowers, four turtles and Mihow’s living space. On the terrace you will also find 4 open-air showers, an open-air dance space of 22 sqm and a workshop for tools and some materials. The roof of the workshop serves as another small terrace. QC also provides a larger dance studio situated outside of the Medina of Marrakech.
Fees and support
Each artist in residence becomes a member of the QC for the length of the residency.
The membership fee covers the accomodation and the use of the communal spaces.
All currency is in Moroccan Dirham
Membership 10 month: 30.000,-
Membership 5 month: 15.000,-
The Support from the QC includes: Communication material (webpage, flyers,…), living space, working spaces, presentation spaces.
Expenses paid by Artists: Food, flights and local transportations, working material, visa and insurances.
Expectations towards the artist
Members have the possibility to network with Moroccan artists and other visiting artists. The QC house is already a well established event space in Marrakech which facilitates the getting into the Marrakech art scene.
There are weekly dates for activities for the local community of Marrakech (kids, youth, women). These activities are proposed and run by all members of the Collective.
Every 2 months, members invite the local community to a public presentation to share individual and collaborative works, and work in progress.
for a quicky residency please add to the general application a clear time proposal (min 1 week).
a letter of motivation max. 1 page
Why do you want to be a Queen in Marrakech?
Do you have any experience in collective structures?
project idea or research description max. 1 page
a short CV including age/nationality/languages/Email/skype name/FB account/website
written biography including any information you find relevant for us to get a sense of who you are. max. 1 page
Presentation Video – please send us a short video (2-3min) of you presenting yourself. selfie style with your mobile is absolutely fine
Documentation of your work online links or attached documentation
Residents will be selected by the Queens Collective based on the quality of their work, commitment to their practice, and ability to interact positively with the community at large.
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