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artist residency programme in Marrakesh // Morocco       


3 months residency                                  deadline Tue 2 April 2019. 23:59

Quicky residency                                            deadline CLOSED

Queens Collective also offers short-term residencies (so-called Quickies) for projects and researches that are related to the Moroccan / North-African context. We are further interested to provide short residencies for artists with social and critical art practices, that engage with local communities or reflect on postcolonial, feminist and gender-related topics in a site-specific context;
As a quicky you can only get a taste of what it means to be a long-term Queens resident in Marrakech, so this format is envisioned for project and researches that are already in a certain state of development.



Queens Collective is a collective of artists
Queens Collective is a community art space in Marrakech.​
Queens Collective is a physical space where we host artists to create
and share their work.​
Queens Collective is a meeting ground for emerging and established, local and international artists where exhibitions, encounters, performances, collaborations, workshops and social projects come together.​
Queens Collective hosts social projects, exchange programs and residency programs where artistic creation can blossom through collective being.

Queens Collective hosts a residency programme where the artists in residence work, experiment, live, discuss, eat and network for a period of 3 months in Marrakech, Morocco.

The residency programme is for multidisciplinary artists, particularly with social and critical art practices, that can engage local communities to reflect on feminist and gender-related topics in a postcolonial site-specific context.

The framework of the residency programme is partly created by the Queens Collective who offer fundamental guidelines, formed from our years of experience operating in the Marrakech Medina, and by the needs and aims of current artists in residence which are in constant flux. As an artist in residence you adapt and merge to the identity of Queens Collective.

Artists in residence can arrive and leave at any time during their residency ( with exception of the introduction week of the residency program )


Artists who are interested in living and working within a communal setting whilst fully engaging in the Moroccan culture and lifestyle are welcome to apply.


Being in residence at Queens Collective is not only about you as an artist, it is about you as an artist in Marrakech, Morocco.


More details

The Queens Collective residency program offers a residency of 3 months.

The total amount of residents are 10 artists.
It is possible to apply as an artist couple.

Every 1.5 months there will be a public presentation to share individual and collaborative works, and work in progress.

Regular workshops for the local community of Marrakech also happen in the house.


The working languages are English, French and Arabic.


The house


QC provides a beautiful 3-floor riad in the Medina of Marrakech. On the ground floor there are two big shared ateliers, 1 private atelier and 2 small flexible ateliers with moveable walls. The communal patio space is used for presentations and other activities for the local community. Beside a communal kitchen we also have a stove for the winter and a small library. On the first floor there are 4 shared sleeping rooms for two people each. And one private double room.
The second floor (terrace) includes gardening, plants, flowers and 2 turtles living space. On the terrace you will also find 3 open-air showers, an open-air dance space of 22 sqm and a workshop for tools and some materials to be recycled. The roof of the workshop serves as another small sunset terrace. 


Residents must provide for their own food, travel, and miscellaneous expenses.

The residency fee is to be paid in advance and is non-refundable at any point during and after the residency.


For international artists

3 months: 9.000,-

(all currency in Moroccan Dirham)

For local artists

3 months: 6.500,-

(all currency in Moroccan Dirham)


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Expenses paid by artist

  • Travel

  • Local transportations

  • Working material

  • Visa

  • Insurances

  • Food


Expenses paid by QC


  • Communication material (webpage, flyers…)

  • Living space

  • Working spaces

  • Presentation spaces


Support from the QC


QC is ran by artists, whom are part-time living and working within the Queens Collective space. The three members of QC will guide and help the artists to connect with the local neighborhood and artistic community. We will also be active in supporting the artists personal artistic practice, with finding relevant materials and tools, potential critics, etc. This support is available on a weekly basis and with an appointment.

You want to apply? (click here)

residency dates

3 months :

start 1. september 2019

end 30. november 2019

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