Call for artistic residency exchanges between Marrakech and Barcelona

Call for artistic residency exchanges between Marrakech and Barcelona. Promoted by Hangar, LE 18 and AC/E, in collaboration with Jiser.

Aim of the call

Hangar, a research and artistic production centre in Barcelona (Spain), LE 18, a cultural space and multidisciplinary residency in the medina of Marrakech (Morocco), and the public institution AC/E, in collaboration with the association Jiser, are launching a call for two places for a programme of reciprocal artistic residencies of research and/or creation that will facilitate and support crossings and dialogues of proximity between the two scenes.

The aim of this call is to support two artists of legal age (one Moroccan and one Spanish). The call is aimed at practices or projects whose premise or speciality is image, audiovisual or photography, and for which the presence in Morocco or Spain is necessary to advance a creative process and/or research related to one of the research axes of the residency centres.

The Spanish artist residency will take place in April and May 2024 in Marrakech, and the Moroccan artist residency will take place in September and October 2024 in Barcelona.

About the organisations

Hangar is a centre dedicated to maintaining ( that is, generating, updating, revising and sustaining) the conditions necessary to facilitate artistic production and research, understood as practices and forms of critical speculation capable of responding to contemporary debates and urgencies. Hangar understands art as a knowledge-producing practice, and therefore defends artistic research as a research modality in its own right, endowed with a specific modality of discovery and knowledge production. Hangar’s mission is to support creators in all phases of artistic research and production processes by providing a set of services and tools (some managed by Hangar, others by its resident collectives) that aim to facilitate artists’ access to the necessary conceptual, contextual, semiotic, material and technical resources, and to provide a context for experimentation and free transfer of knowledge.

Centre resources for the residency according to availability and shared operation in Hangar:
– Soft/hardware and interaction lab
– Interfaces and Networks Lab
– Construction Lab
– Audiovisual editing room
– Work table
– Accommodation in La Caseta, a house for residents and participants in Hangar’s programmes, with two double bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room and a kitchen on each of the two floors. The residence is designed to accommodate up to four artists at a time.
– Spaces: Sala Ricson, Sala Polivalent, studios
– Relevant networks: Hac Te, XarxaProd, Xarxa de Fabriques de Creació de Barcelona

LE 18 is a multidisciplinary cultural and residency space created in 2013 and located in the medina of Marrakech (Morocco). It aims to provide time and space for research, creation, encounter, mutual learning and cross-pollination of knowledge. With a fluid network of collaborators and a variety of formats including exhibitions, residencies, conversations, workshops and publications, LE 18 has become a collective learning platform allowing to listen and critically engage with the multiple dynamics, processes and infrastructures that shape the cultural, political and economic life of our local ecosystem and its place in a global dynamic.

Resources available on LE 18:
– A platform linked to a wider Moroccan network of spaces, independent initiatives, craft workshops, university academics;
– logistical follow-up: a project manager assigned to the resident to keep the conversation going and help them engage with the city and the community;
– regular meetings with a curator from the LE 18 team;
– workspace at LE 18;
– open studio at the end of the residency;
– Accommodation in a LE 18 riad partner in the medina

Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) is a public institution dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of Spanish culture and heritage, both within Spain and beyond its borders, through a wide range of activities, including exhibitions, conferences, lecture series, film, theatre, music and audiovisual productions, as well as initiatives to encourage the mobility of professionals and creators, from historical heritage to emerging creation, AC/E works to highlight culture as an essential part of the reality and image of a country, projecting it within and beyond Spain.

Jiser, which means “bridge” in Arabic, is a non-profit association based in Barcelona whose aim is to promote artistic creation and the use of art as a tool for social transformation in the Mediterranean region through joint activities that foster exchange and rapprochement between the different artistic and cultural realities of the region.


The Spanish artist residency will take place in April and May 2024 in Marrakech.

Application procedure
Applications must be sent in English as a single PDF document (less than 12 Mb) attached to an email with the subject BarcelonaMarrakech_FIRST_FIRST_NAME to veronica(at)
The document must include the following information
1. Personal details:
– First and last name.
– Full address (including city and country).
– Telephone number.
– E-mail address.
– Date of birth.
– Nationality.
2. A short biography of the applicant, indicating his/her main areas of work and research (maximum 500 characters, including spaces).
3. Curriculum vitae of the applicant (maximum 1,500 characters, including spaces).
4. A portfolio or artistic dossier with images and texts that offer a vision of the work of the applicant whose practice or project uses image, audiovisual or photography as a premise or speciality. Artists working with video should include links for online viewing (e.g. Vimeo or Youtube).
5. Description of the research and/or creative project related to one of the research axes of LE 18: photography and image-making in Morocco and North Africa; the politics and poetics of water and communality; oral ancestral art; history and practice of rural art. The document must include
– Project summary (up to 2,000 characters including spaces).
– Objectives (up to 1,000 characters including spaces).
– A maximum of 5 images of the project.

– Make a public presentation of the research and/or creation project.
– Submit a final report (max. 500 words and 2 images) on the project and an evaluation of the residency within one month of its completion.
– Include the logos of the following organisations in the communication of the project: Hangar, LE 18, AC/E, Jiser.

Terms and conditions
The selected person will receive a grant of €4450 gross from Hangar, broken down as follows
– A travel allowance of up to €250.
– Fees of €500 per month.
– An allowance of €800 gross per month.
– A production grant for the research and/or creation project of €1,500.
– Health insurance.

Selection Committee
The selection committee will be made up of the following members
– Two members of Hangar: Anna Manubens, director of Hangar, and Veronica Valentini, responsible for residencies and international research networks;
– two members of LE 18: Laila Hida, founder, and Francesca Masoero, curator of the Qanat programme;
– Two members of AC/E: Marta Rincón, Head of the Visual Arts, Architecture and Design Department, and Anael García, Head of Residencies;
– A member of Jiser: Xavier de Luca, founder and Houari Bouchenak, coordinator.

Evaluation Criteria
The selection committee will study each project based on the following criteria:
– The relationship of the research and/or creation project to one of the lines of research of the host center.
– The relevance, importance and interest of the research practice.
– The artistic trajectory or research experience of the applicant.

Deadline for submission of applications: until Wednesday, January 31, 2024 (1 p.m., GMT+1 / Paris time).
The results of the selection process will be announced in mid-February 2024.

For more information, please contact
Veronica Valentini
T. 93 308 40 41




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