Chokran Bzef ... for your interest in residencies at Green Olive Arts, Tetouan. Below this letter are the application forms you requested. We accept applications year round. Following receipt of your completed application, a 50 Dirham non-refundable application fee and any related documents, your application will be reviewed by the Selection Panel. The review process takes less than 2 weeks.
Residencies last from 1 week to 4 months year round, with each artist determining the length of time appropriate to the work he or she wants to accomplish. While you are at Green Olive Arts, we can help arrange your housing or you can arrange your own. On Fridays we offer a shared meal of traditional couscous for anyone working in 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 based on the length of your stay and whether you desire a shared studio or 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 2-3 artists are at work. This will likely be an international mix as well, encouraging creative influence across cultures. Because Green Olive Arts is also committed to promoting and facilitating the Moroccan arts movement, we offer special pricing for our Moroccan artists:
2013 Shared Studio Private Studio
1 -3 weeks 600 DH per wk 1000 DH per wk
4-6 weeks 500 DH per wk 850 DH per wk
If you choose to stay longer than 4 weeks, the Board of Directors will determine the rate for a long term residency. If you live in or close to Tetouan, you might consider applying for one of our 6 "Insider Artist Year" memberships available to all Moroccan artists living in Morocco. Read more about the "Insider Artist Year" membership option at http://greenolivearts.com/art-residency/for-moroccan-artists/ .
The residency fee only includes studio space and the included services of Green Olive Arts (wifi, easels, access to the studio computer, basic tools, etc.) while the artist is responsible for costs of supplies, meals, transportation and housing. We have negotiated special rates with a number of housing options here in town (see our housing options web-page) and we can make those arrangements for our guests. Housing fees may vary depending on the time of year (As you know, summer is peak tourist season in Tetouan).
Please be aware that once you have been accepted, a 500 DH deposit is required within 30 days after 'acceptance' to secure your studio space.
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, 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.
Our Selection process typically includes a brief 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.