Applications are now being taken for the 2017 CONVERGENCE art residency at Green Olive Arts in Tetouan, Morocco
This curated residency will invite 9 international creatives, from all disciplines, to spend 4 weeks in Morocco exploring the convergence of skills, patterns, influences and creativity shared by the artist & the artisan. An emphasis on collaboration and cross-pollination will be encouraged towards new directions in expression and design by both the artist & the artisan.
When: March 9 – April 5, 2017
Application Deadline: September 1, 2016
For more details, pricing and application, visit the CONVERGENCE 2017 webpage.
Globally, the fine craft of the artisan is fading with the passing of each generation skilled in the work of making beautiful and functional objects. CONVERGENCE 2017 aims to open up the creative work of both the artist & the artisan in Morocco for the mutual encouragement and influence inevitable in the context of professional exchange. Artists in Residence will have the opportunity to work alongside the artisans of Tetouan, Morocco, both in their local workshops and at the studios of Green Olive Arts. This gathering of international creatives is open to painters, drawers, printmakers, sculptors, installation artists, writers, filmmakers, photographers, animators, and graphic designers, and will include facilitated dialogues as well as a breadth of exploration into the treasures of craftsmanship in this ancient and changing land.
Because Green Olive Arts values the flourishing of the Moroccan arts movement and the building of bridges between Moroccan and foreign artists, we are making up to three CONVERGENCE spaces available for Moroccan applicants at a reduced price.
View the English and French CONVERGENCE 2017 Moroccan Applicants page for full details and pricing.