English and Arabic
Organization founded in 2000, A.I.R Program in 2013
1 month
Paid by host:

El Madina is an artist-run organization and does not provide funding. If you are considering applying for funding, they would be more than happy to provide you with an acceptance letter and resources on mobility.

Paid by artist:

For a single accomodation: $2600

For a shared accomodation: $2100

  • Transportations between Alexandria, Cairo and Siwa Oasis.
  • Accommodation in Alexandria, Cairo and Siwa Oasis.
  • Two meals a day (Breakfast and Dinner).
  • A copy of the final art book of Tikeya.
  • Different Visits
  • Transportations from and to the airport.
  • Events and Activities
Application guidelines:

 Please download the application form here.


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ElMadina for Performing and Digital Arts

ElMadina for Performing and Digital Arts


Tikeya is an initiative developed and coordinated by ElMadina for Performing and Digital Arts (Alexandria, Egypt) in collaboration with CeRCCa Centre de Recercai Creacio Casamarles (Catalonia, Spain). The aim of the The Tikeya Residency Project is to engage with the old Caravanserai tradition of the Arab World. A tradition that enforced multicultural exchange through travel, networking and self-reflexivity. As in the old Caravanserais, the Tikeya will move from site to site and will involve a strong component of networking based in visits and informal encounters with the different members of the social and cultural contexts of Alexandria, Cairo and Siwa Oasis. This project is mainly for participants from outside Egypt. However, anyone are welcome to join Tikeya. This opportunity for all manner of creative people such as and not exclusive. Tikeya is not a production-based residency. To develop a project will be entirely up to the participant. The only thing required though will be to create a self-reflexive Artists Book/Travel Journal. This (Artist Book/Travel Journal) can be in any from like writing, drawing, photography, calligraphy or video and performance or a mix of all of this. The only condition is that your experience can be compiled in the format of a book. Itinerary: Tikeya Nomadic and Residency Project is for a month, it will be start in Alexandria (10 Days), Cairo (10 days), Siwa Oasis (5 Days) and back to Alexandria again (5 Days) with activities inclusive of open studio, networking visits & meetings and final presentation.

  • Alexandria (10 Day): Welcome Meeting, Networking & Documentation.
  • Cairo (10 Days): Networking and Documentation.
  • Siwa Oasis (5 Days): Recreation and reflexively.
  • Alexandria (5 Days): Final Public Presentation and/or Exhibition.

At the end of the residency period, it is required to do a final public presentation, installation or an exhibition at Studio ElMadina. The outcome of the residency will be a unique artwork made by creative individuals or collective working in different disciplines and formats. In addition, the artistic book that will reflect on the contemporary social and cultural scene Egypt.


Alexandria- Siwa Oasis - Frafra / Baharya Oasis - Cairo - Alexandria.

Contact information

Talaat Harb Street 8

elmadina [at]