English / French / Arabic
3 to 5 months
Paid by host 

Return flight, accommodation, food, production grant of 5000 euro.

Application guidelines 

Open to artists of all nationalities. African artists are strong encouraged to apply.
To be eligible, applicants must submit a dossier including:
- A covering letter
- A memorandum of intention (maximum one page) explaining the relevance of the applicant's artistic work in relation to the specific Dar Al-Ma'mûn residency.
- At least one project feasible to the time and conditions of the residency.
- A curriculum vitae.
- An illustrated artistic portfolio representative of the artist's general work. All mediums are accepted: paper, dvd, cd-rom, computer formats, web.

Dar Al-Ma’mûn is part of the UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for artists which aims to open new careers prospects for young artists (25-35 years old). Every year one bursary of 3 month residency is given to one visual artist and one writer. Unesco Aschberg call for applications 2014Dar Al-Ma’mûn welcomes applications in creative writing and visual arts until November 20, 2013. Find the open call here.


Dar Al-Ma'mûn

Dar Al-Ma'mûn

Visual arts


Dar Al-Ma'mûn is an artists residency founded by the Ithaque guest house complex located in the Ourika green valley near Marrakesh. Dar Al-Ma'mûn brings a wealth of cultural activities (an exhibition space, a library of over 10,000 books in Arabic and French, a literary translation research centre, cultural and educational activities for children and adults). Dar Al-Ma'mûn is a creating a platform whose purpose is to develop intercultural exchanges and strengthen the contribution of Ithaque's economic and local social development. Dar Al-Ma'mûn is open to artists of all practices: drawing, painting, sculpture, video, photography, performance.

Dar Al-Ma'mûn offers also a translator-in-residence program - read more about it here.

Accomodation Information 

The Ithaque Hotel opens its doors in September 2010. The 1000 square meter building of Dar Al-Ma'mûn will open at the end of the year: the first session of the artist residency will begin in September 2010 on the Ithaque Hotel premises during the precursory phase of Dar Al-Ma'mûn. The four artists selected for this session will share a guest house of 850 square meters.


Located in the Ourika green valley near Marrakesh.

Ithaque, route de l’Ourika km 13,

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