English, French, Spanish, Darija, Tashlehiyt
short (10 days - 2 weeks) and long (4 weeks) residencies
Paid by artist 

Prices may vary, please email the organizer about the latest prices.

Application guidelines 

Send an email outlining why you would like to go to Tissardmine, with a link to your website. Date of start of your residency:

  • 2018: Sept 08 - 23, Oct 03 - 12, Nov 14 - Dec 12, Dec 15 - Jan 07
  • 2019: Jan 10 - Feb 07, Mar 19 - Apr 16


Two months prior to the start date of the residency

Café Tissardmine

Café Tissardmine


Cafe Tissardmine invites applications from artists of all disciplines for the 2018/2019 residency program. They accept applications from all disciplines. However, their supplies are limited - they run on solar power, so occasionally they are short of electricity and ask that all equipment is only charged in the day time. They have provision to show films (projector and primitive screen) but you need to provide your own computer. Generally they ask artists to bring all their supplies with them as even good quality paper is hard to find locally.
Not all practices are practical in that area – for example it is not a place for internet based research. It is a place to recharge and inspire.


Cafe Tissardmine offers up to 6 artists a two - four week residency with no specific outcome required. There are opportunities to work with children in the village and engage in village life but this is not a condition of acceptance.

Accommodation Information 

Cafe Tissardmine has a four room guesthouse around a central courtyard and a bivouac of 5 tents. All rooms and tents have ensuite bathrooms. They are powered by Solar energy and bring water from a well in the nearby oasis. Living is basic and run as traditionally as possible;  bed linen and pillows will be provided. The weather is, in the main, warm to cool, calm and bright but with occasional sandstorms and even rain.
At its most hot during summer (July and August) when the temperatures soar to over 50, Tissardmine is closed

Studio Information 

Cafe Tissardmine has a new studio! Built to accommodate up to 4 artists with a separate room for exhibiting/meditating/cups of tea and chats.

Technical Information 

Not all disciplines are practical in the Sahara – for example it is not a place for internet based research. It is a place to recharge and inspire.


Cafe Tissardmine is situated at Oasis Tissardmine on the Oed Saf Saf, 30kms SE of Erfoud or Rissani.


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