Opportunities for Artists

Mapping Qanats, photo credit: Heidi Vogels

CONFLUENCE: Residency Callout

Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow (CCA) and QANAT (a collective platform held by LE 18 Marrakech) are pleased to announce a call for expressions of interest for 6 research residencies as part of Confluence.

About Confluence

Confluence is a 1-year residency and research programme taking place between Marrakech and Glasgow curated by Alaya Ang, Francesca Masoero and Shayma Nader. This initiative aims to foster and stimulate mutual exchange between artists, curators and cultural practitioners in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and in Scotland in an effort to bring in multiple contextual understandings around water as a political, historical and economic substance.

The residency is open to 6 artists and cultural practitioners based in Scotland and the
Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Three artists from Scotland will be selected to
spend a month in Marrakech with LE18 and three artists from MENA will spend a
month in Glasgow with CCA.

About The Residency Programme

The residency offers a framework for the participants to expand on their existing
research and practice from the vantage point of a different locality. The artists will be
able to spend a substantial period of immersion within another context with support
from their host organisation. Running in parallel with the residency, an in-person and
online research programme encompassing a series of seminars, screenings, site
activations, studio-visits, and workshops will further expand and sustain the learning
process offered to the selected artists and a broader community of practitioners in
Morocco and Scotland.


Submission deadline: Sunday 22 May 2022 at 5 pm (UK time) / 4 pm (MA time)
: Monday 06 June 2022
Glasgow residency
: September 2022
Marrakech residency
: January 2023

There will be an information session on Monday 9 May 2022 at 5 pm (GMT +1 - UK &
MA time). This will be an opportunity for any questions to clarify the residency
programme and process with the selection committee via a zoom session.

How to apply

Feel free to submit the requested application documents in Arabic or English.

Requested documents:

  • A concept note of 1 page (max. 300 words).
  • A portfolio or any relevant link (website, Instagram account, publications
    etc) related to your work
  • A CV of max 2 pages and/or a biography (100 words)
  • We are open to alternative means to submit an expression of interest or nomination, for example a recorded video or audio description. If you record a video or audio, we would ask this to be no longer than 3 mins.

The application should be submitted directly to both LE 18 / QANAT and CCA
Glasgow via email (qanat.collective@gmail.com & submissions@cca-glasgow.com).

Please specify in the object of the email whether you are applying for the Marrakech
residency or the Glasgow one.

You can download the PDF (English and Arabic versions available) below for more details and information.



Application Deadline

22 May 2022