A residency programme for artists in exile in the Mediterranean

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l’atelier des artistes en exil
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A residency programme for artists in exile in the Mediterranean
Designed and managed by Collectif Kahraba / Hammana Artist House
Pilot edition 2017 – 2018
In partnership with the Agency of Artists in Exile (France)
A corner in the World (Turkey)
and Moussem (Belgium)
Supported by the French ministry of Europe and foreign affairs


Amarre, in French, means mooring line : rope, cable or chain by which a
boat is attached to the shore or to an anchor. AMARRE aims to connect
forcibly displaced artists (or artists in exile) in the Mediterranean to their
host communities. It is a residency programme that provides a safe
working space for the selected artists to develop their projects and share
them with the local audience, as well as connect them to the professional
networks in their new environments. Each local partner will host and
accompany the selected artists in displacement in the respective countries
with the perspective of supporting a culture of openness, free expression
and coexistence. For its pilot edition, AMARRE takes place in three
different countries: Lebanon, Turkey and France.


Local partner : Agency of artists in exile |
Deadline for application : 22 October 2017

What does AMARRE offer?

  • An artistic residency of up to 15 days to develop a specific project.
  •  Accommodation for the duration of the residency.
  • Per diems for the duration of the residency.
  • Internal transportation to/from the residency space.
  • Rehearsal space and technical equipment.
  • A production grant of up to 500€ per project.
  • Administrative, managerial and artistic support tailored to the needs of each project.
  • Presentation of the result of the residency to local audiences with live streaming in Lebanon and Turkey.
  • Regular meetings between the selected artists and local and international cultural professionals.
  • Dissemination of the project through AMARRE partners’ professional networks.

Who can apply?
Criteria relative to the applicant :
This call is open to artists

  • of Syrian origin,
  • currently in exile,
  • in France.

Criteria relative to the artistic project :
This call is open to projects

  • in the disciplines of performing arts and music,
  • have not yet been premiered,
  •  led by artists available to work on the project,
    for a maximum of 15 days between 20 November 2017 and 2 February 2018.

What is the time plan?
22 September 2017 : launch of open call
22 October 2017 : deadline for application
29 October 2017 : Announcement of selected projects
20 November 2017 – 2 February 2018 : Open period for residencies

What’s the application process?
– Please fill out the application form and submit it before 22 October 2017.
– You will receive a confirmation of reception upon submission.
– If your project is selected, you will hear from us by email no later than 27
October 2017.
– Application forms are available on the links below :
English| French|عربي

– For any inquiries, please contact us on : with “AMARRE” as
the subject.

Local partner: A Corner in the World |
Open call for application: 15 December 2017
Deadline for application: 15 January 2018
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Local partner : Hammana Artist House |
Open call for application: 1 February 2018
Deadline for application: 1 March 2018
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