Open call for a research residency and exchange programme for artists based in Cologne/Germany and Marrakech/Morocco
The exchange program is supported by the City of Cologne, Quartier am Hafen and Queens Collective.
The organisers are looking for 1 Moroccan and 1 German multidisciplinary artists with a high interest for cross-cultural exchange and the desire to research, work and reflect on individual and
collective initiatives, through artistic work and critical discussions.
Artists who are seeking to collaborate and reflect about their artistic work within different social and cultural contexts with an artist from another discipline/culture and which are interested to open a dialogueconcerning culture, art and working methods are welcome to apply.
The exchange is divided into two phases:
Phase 1: The artist from Marrakech will be invited to Cologne to live and work together with the artist based in Cologne for 5 weeks at Quatier am Hafen (www.quartieramhafen.de). First phase will take place in april 2017 The Quartier am Hafen is an artist studio house with 86 studios for visual art, media art, musicians, dancers,photographers, moviemakers, etc. It has a strong focus on artistic exchange and this residence program is one of the formats supporting artistic collaborations. The Q18 is the exhibition space of the house which opens four times a year for a curated exhibition of external
artists. Besides these four exhibitions the artists of the house can show their work there.
Phase 2: The artist from Cologne will be invited to Marrakech to live and work together with the artist based in Marrakech for 5 weeks at the Queens Collective (www.queenscollective.org). Second phase will take place in October 2017. The QUEENS COLLECTIVE is a community art
space in Marrakech, Morocco. It is a multidisciplinary platform for emerging and established, international and local artists and a physical space where its members live, create and present their work. The Queens Collective is founded and run by artists of different backgrounds, promoting social transformation and productivity through artistic, cultural, and educational programs.The visiting artist will be hosted in the residency space itself.
Both will get a small production budget and a monthly remuneration. Flights and Visa costs are covered. The artists will have artist talks, work-in progress showings and a presentation of
their work after each phase. The artists should have a good level of English and/or French. Artists which are living in the surroundings of Marrakech should make sure they have a place to live in Marrakech durin their residency period.
Application form: A motivation letter - 1 pages : What drives you to apply to this program? Do you have any experience in collective structures/collaborations with other artists and international artist programs? Do you already know what you want to work on during the residency?
A short CV / Bio - includingage/nationality/languages/a picture. It should show a professional artist work level as well as exhibition experiences. Documentation of your work (online links and attached documentation/portfolio)
The residency supports: travel costs small budget for material costs (Cologne 700€ /
Marrakech 490€) small remuneration (Cologne 750€ / Marrakech 500€ each) accommodation working space presentation space communication around a final presentation.
Deadline: 20 January 2017
Please send all materials to applyforexchange(at)gmail.com