Artist and Researchers Residency
Introducing the immersive experience of Culture Vultures’ Artists and Researchers Residency (AiR Sefrou), Northern Central Morocco, where focused time for your creativity meets Moroccan authenticity.
Immerse yourself in the vibrant heart of North Africa, surrounded by the rich tapestry of Amazigh and Arab traditions, green landscapes, diverse heritage, rich history and a community renowned for its warm hospitality.
As a guest at AiR Sefrou you would reside on the edge of the ancient medina and bustling souk in Sefrou, located between the imperial city of Fez and the Middle Atlas Mountains. With a carefully curated program that enables self-governing resident guests to focus on their practice or research and simultaneously explore the local culture and community.
Culture Vultures welcomes artists from diverse disciplines such as visual arts, literature, music, performance, architecture, theater, and more.
Through our residency program, Culture Vultures provides a unique opportunity for artists and researchers to draw inspiration from Morocco’s rich heritage, vibrant landscapes, and diverse artistic traditions, while also fostering personal and professional growth within a supportive and collaborative environmentOur story
Sefrou is one of Morocco’s more ancient cities, once a highly important trading post that now plays the important role a sa market town that serves the rural region.The old city continues to embrace traditional Moroccan life with its food market and artisanship, whilst the surrounding newtown boasts cafes, parks and more modern amenities. Nestled at the base of the Middle Atlas Mountains and a short ride from the Imperialcity of Fez, it is convenient to travel both to the capitols (Fez, Rabat and on to Marrakesh) and into the rural landscapes of rolling olive groves heading up towards the mountains. Sefrou region boasts four clear seasons.
One the second floor in a small complex with quie tneighbors,the apartmentl ooksout over the top of the chestnut trees onto the market street below. It is conveniently located a stones-throw from the old city (medina) with cafes, sandwich shops and fresh food on its doorstep and a 5-minute walk for transport to Fez and beyond.
Hot water, basic internet, and all amenities are covered.
This space has both the tranquility and set up to arrive, focus and work, views to inspire and environment to stimulate a self-governing creative.The converted apartment into artists’ studio with living quarters contains everything one needs, with amenities close by. The studio space serves most 2D mediums, liquid or dry. The kitchen and lounge/sleeping area is comfortable and adequately fitted.
Subject to availability.
Dar Biscuit is a charming old apartment nestled in the old medina of Sefrou, north Morocco and is perfect for a curious single artist/researcher or creative couple. It’s a comfortable abode, tastefully decorated and full of arts and culture focused books. It is a stones-throw from the heart of the oldest part of the city, the fresh food market and artisan quarter.
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For practitioners applying on shorter notice, email email@example.com for availability.
With 15 years of local arts and culture coordination,we can connect and recommend meet ups, events and activities for guests.
The artist / researchers lodgings are part of a creative community that is being nurtured in Sefrou. With that in mind, we house researchers, artists and those with a creative projects.
There is a minimum stay of 2 weeks and a maximum of 3 months.
Assistants, facilitators or interpreters are available for guest artists or researchers to support with their projects.
A deposit of 35% is required to confirm your stay. The remaining monies should be paid upon arrival.
Residents are required to have travel insurance.
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