Call for curators: MACAAL Residence Marrakech

8 July 2019

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MACAAL Residence, © Jean-Charles Triolet


Located in the heart of the Al Maaden site, a few steps from its monumental Sculpture Park and the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), MACAAL Residence is the museum’s residence and production programme.

The MACAAL Residence is conceived as a place for living and sharing, open for periods of 1 to 3 months to visual artists, researchers and curators from the African continent and its diaspora, as well as to any research or production project that is connected to the continent.

In addition to being a place for exploration and creation, the residence is open and accessible.
The residence will regularly receive visits from collectors, journalists and art world professionals. Open houses, workshops and meetings will be organised to allow the resident artist or researcher to interact with local communities on the subjects of the residence project and artistic approach.

Terms of participation:

– The residence is reserved for visual artists (any medium), curators, and researchers.
– Residents must speak at least one of the following languages: English, French, Arabic.
– All candidates must at least 21 years of age.

MACAAL Residence assumes responsibility for:

– round-trip transportation to the residence site
– lodging
– project financing according to a pre-approved budget
– residence grant award
– work space
– material and staff resources necessary to the implementation of the residence project
– access and introduction to the local cultural scene

The resident commits to:

– procuring an indemnity insurance policy
– following all necessary steps to obtain a tourist visa if so required
– the transfer to the MACAAL collection of a portion of work (artists), or proprietary rights for the product of research (researchers and curators) which has been created in the context of the residence programme
– complete a detailed work report no later than one month (30 days) after the end of residence

Call for applications

Length of residence may vary from one to three months.
It is possible to submit applications from 24 May to 15 July 2019 for a residence that will take place between August 2019 and July 2020.
Four residents will be selected eather by the MACAAL curatorial team or an invited jury. The exact length of residence will be determined with the MACAAL team.

No application that is incomplete and/or submitted after the deadline date will be considered.

How to apply?

In addition to providing required information, every application must be accompanied by the following documents:

– A curriculum vitae or résumé (1 page, PDF)
– Photocopy of national identity card or passport (PDF)
– ID photo (JPG)
– A project presentation, including budget and completion calendar – maximum 10 pages in PDF format or video (maximum 5 minutes)
– A complete list of all human and material resources required for the implementation of the project (PDF). If applicable, letters of engagement from collaborators and the description of their contribution to the project (maximum 2 pages, PDF format)
– A portfolio of most significant works (maximum 4 pages, PDF). If applicable, press file including articles that might support the residence application (maximum 4 pages, PDF)

Apply online here.