Green Olive Arts is an international art studio and urban art residency in Tetouan, Morocco, specializing in connecting the creatives of the world with the culture, beauty and creatives of Morocco.
Our mission is to resource creative individuals of both emerging and established artistic talent from around the world in seasons of inspiration, production, collaboration and cultural exchange here in Morocco.
We invite artists from a wide range of disciplines and mediums to apply for residencies of 2-12 weeks during most months of the year. We accept visual artists, writers, filmmakers, poets, curators, scientists, choreographers, puppeteers, and more. Our local Selection Panel awards residencies based upon artistic excellence of current work and intended residency proposal. Artists are encouraged, but not required, to engage the local community as part of their residency through workshops, mural projects, performances, readings, round tables, and other collaborations to bridge cultures and nurture creativity.
Green Olive Arts provides a space for artists to travel away from normal settings to do research and produce new works in a context offering an abundance of fresh inspiration and engagement with local creatives. GOA offers fully equipped production spaces, and opportunities for interaction and collaboration with other artists.
In addition to providing production space for groups and individuals, GOA offers resident artists a wide array of concierge services including arranging housing, custom designed and artisan focused tours, gallery connections, and personal connections with Moroccan artists.
Green Olive Arts was started by artists for artists as the culmination of the vision of American artists Jeff McRobbie and Rachel Pearsey. Having spent several years each creating art in Morocco, a shared dream began to emerge of how they could create a collaborative art space, where foreign and local artists could experience the richness of creating art alongside each other in a multicultural environment.