Green Olive Arts …
… is an artist owned and operated international art studio and urban art residency in Tetouan, Morocco, specializing in connecting the creatives of the world with the culture, beauty and creatives of Morocco through professional studio facilities, custom and curated artist residencies, concierge services, instructional programming, and international collaborative events. The vision and values of Green Olive Arts come out of a desire to see the arts, people and culture of Morocco flourish among the rich cultures of the world and to see both visiting and local artists birth new works of imagination and thought for the good of humanity.
– what we hope to see because of this arts initiative
It is our vision that as Green Olive Arts thrives locally as a member of the community, the people of Morocco will flourish in the wake of a vibrant arts movement and the world will grow in its appreciation of, respect for and relationship with this beautiful land and culture.
– how we plan to get there
Our mission is to resource creative individuals of high caliber emerging and established artistic talent from around the world in seasons of inspiration, production, collaboration and cultural exchange here in Morocco.
- We believe that art-making and imagining are not only uniquely human endeavors, but endeavors which deserve the investment of community and global resources so that humanity and culture are at once truthfully reflected, respectfully preserved and thoughtfully improved.
- We hold a high priority of facilitating responsible tourism that honors both Moroccan culture and the eco-systems which make Morocco a beautiful place for art-making. To this end we aim to encourage relationships between our guests and nationals with great care/respect for the host context, fostering partnership and understanding.
- We believe that a business should create jobs and grow in interdependence with the economy of the local community. To this end, we make it a priority to engage local services and vendors and are structuring our plans with an aim to train local staff into increasing levels of responsibility in operating an artistic residency.
- We are committed to offering the highest quality production environment and services possible so that visiting artists are both successful and satisfied in their time of creating here.