Common Thread Residencies Open Call

Common Thread Residencies Open Call

The British Council and the Anou Association are welcoming applications for designers and artisans residing in Morocco to take part of the second edition of the Common Thread residence. Six artists -3 Moroccans and 3 British- will be selected to stay in the high Moroccan Atlas, alongside local craftsmen, for a period of three weeks. This work initiative aims at sharing skills and developing competences through workshops organized by residents and artisans.

The residence Common Thread launched in September 2014, its objective is to provide a exchange of ideas and experience between craftsmen community of Anu and British designers.

At the first edition of Common Thread, The productions of carpets were later exposed at the London Design Festival. At the end of the program, the artisans of Anu were able to visit, always within the framework of the festival of numerous galleries, museums and studios of designers in the English capital.

This year’s participants will work in continuity with the themes introduced during the previous edition. They will also have the opportunity to learn about the work of weaving, leather goods, jewelery, woodwork, ceramics and metalwork.

Candidates wishing to apply for the residency should send a file in PDF format containing:

  1. A digital portfolio (completed projects, or ongoing development),
  2. CV,
  3. A brief cover letter explaining why you are applying and what you hope to gain from the experience (Max 300 words)
  4. A basic proposal for a small workshop design in which you use your own practice (design, crafts) and you would be willing to share with others.

Applications, in PDF format, must not exceed 5MB, and must be sent to the address [email protected] before July 6, 2015 at 16:00.

Applicants will be notified by email July 13, 2015.

For more information concerning the application process or the program please contact:

         Farah Fawzi

         Project Manager Arts British Council

         [email protected]

         +212 (0)537 218 164

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