QUEENS Collective


Queens Collective aims to provide arts and cultural opportunities to artists worldwide and the local community through skill development, idea exchanges, exhibitions, screenings, performances and creation.

Queens Collective hosts a residency programme where the artists in residence work, experiment, live, discuss, eat and network for a period of 3 or 5 months in Marrakech, Morocco.

The residency programme is for multidisciplinary artists and in particular 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.

The framework of the residency programme is partly created by Queens Collective and partly created by the artists in residence and is in constant flux. As an artist in residence you merge and adapt to the identity of the Queens Collective.

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.

QC is open for proposals of any kind for interventions within the space.

All currency is in Moroccan Dirham

For international artists

Residency 5 month: 15.000,-

Residency 3 months: 10.000,-

For local artists

Residency 5 month: 11.000,-

Residency 3 months: 7.000,-

The framework of the residency programme is partly created by Queens Collective and partly created by the artists in residence and is in constant flux. As an artist in residence you merge and adapt to the identity of the Queens Collective.

Artists in residence have the possibility to network with local artists and other visiting artists. The QC house is already a well established event space in Marrakech which facilitates the getting into the Marrakech art scene.

Artists in residency work with fellow artists and the local community.

All artists in residence organizes themselves in the space with accommodation, food, workspace, cleaning etc.

Eating together is one of the most important aspects of the moroccan culture.

There are regular weekly dates for activities for the local community of Marrakech in which you are involved as part of the residency programme.

Every 2 months there is a public presentation to share individual, collaborative works and work in progress. These dates are fixed and not changeable. The public presentation takes place within Queens Collective.

Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation: The QUEENS COLLECTIVE is a community art space and a group of artists working in Marrakech, Morocco.

We offer a multidisciplinary platform for emerging and established artists to explore, exchange and create work.

We bridge international and local artists by offering a series of different residencies in Morocco and abroad.

We foster artistic growth and collaboration in a creative and supportive space.

We believe in the transformative power of the arts.

We share a common interest in cultural activism, feminism, community engagement and artistic exploration.

Queens Collective stands for gender equality, female empowerment and vulnerable communities.

We believe in the common as a way of being together that fosters care, lightness, empowerment, life and beauty.

It entails the integration of freedom and responsibilities.

Queens Collective is founded and run by artists of different backgrounds, promoting social transformation

through artistic, cultural, and educational programs.

The core of Queens Collective is communal development through four principles embodied in our work:

cultural and social awareness, shared responsibility, creativity and local networks development.

Organisation founded in: 2014
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
  • German
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 6 – 12
  • Months: 3 – 6
Number of studios: 3
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Shared Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Computer
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Application process: Open call
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By curator
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Marrakech Menara International airport
    Nearest Train Station: Marrakech railwaystation ONCF
    How to reach by plane: we’ll pick you up from the airport
    How to reach by train: we’ll pick you up from the station
    How to reach by car: we’ll let you know IF you wanna come by car
    Street & Number: Azbezt 27, derb el feranne
    Postal Code: 40400
    City: Marrakech
    Country long: Morocco
    Azbezt 27, derb el feranne
    Marrakech 40400 Morocco
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