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Convergence 2018 "Texture of Time" at Green Olive Arts international art residency in Tetouan, Morocco

Con·vergence – kənˈvərjens – (n.)  1. the coming together from different directions so as eventually to meet. 2. a gradual change that results in things or people becoming similar or developing something in common.

Dates: March 8 - April 4, 2018

What is Convergence 2018? Artists from around the globe and from a broad spectrum of disciplines, are invited to apply for this one month art residency - for immersion, creation, collaboration and cultural exchange. Participants will explore the theme, ‘Texture of Time’ in the context of the Moroccan city and their own creative process, towards the creation of new works of art.

Will you be one of them? What vision will you share ... out of your creative sensitivity to the texture of those bright and mysterious moments where you walk as an artist in a new place? Apply today!

Artists in residence will live in common housing, enjoy meals together, share work spaces and engage in dialogue over 4 weeks with each other and other local artists in Tetouan. They will be immersed in experiences aimed at informing their creative practice and offering insight into Tetouan’s fabric of life and art. Participants will also have exclusive access to the resources of Green Olive Arts’ 10-room art studio facilities, library, and artist staff for support and execution of their creative proposal throughout the month of March.

In the application process, each artist is encouraged to submit a unique proposal based on the theme of “Convergence: Texture of Time” as a starting point for new works influenced by this season of creative community and context. The theme is intended to inspire and encourage dialogue, rather than be prescriptive or demanding.

  • To be eligible for consideration, applicants must submit the online application form, CV, portfolio of recent works, artist statement, application fee of $20 USD and complete an interview … Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Application deadline is September 1, 2018.
  • Green Olive Arts holds a broad definition of “artist” to include many types of creative production – this particular residency may appeal to those who work in painting, drawing, mixed media, writing, textile arts, sculpture, design, photography, video, installation art, and many other forms.
  • Participants are responsible for their own airfare to/from Tangier (TNG) or Tetouan (TTU), Morocco
  • Arrival date: March 8, 2018
  • Departure date: April 4, 2018

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Deadline: 09-01-2017
Green Olive Arts
Tetouan, Morocco

Contact: Jeff McRobbie

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