|OPEN CALL : RESIDENCY FOR MUSICIANS FROM THE ARAB WORLD IN COLLABORATION WITH MOPHRADAT|
|Le Confort Moderne|
En partenariat avec مفردات Mophradat
January 28 to February 4, 2018
Mophradat in collaboration with the multidisciplinary art center Le Confort Moderne in Poitiers, France, is offering one residency for a professional musician or ensemble of up to three musicians from the Arab world. The aim is to spend focused time working on a specific project, creating new compositions, or exploring and researching innovative ideas. The residency lasts one week in January 2019, with flights, accommodation, visa and insurance costs, and meals provided, and includes an opportunity for a public performance.
Le Confort Moderne has been exploring independent music and contemporary art production for thirty-two years, gaining international recognition for its concerts, exhibitions, encounters, and artistic innovation. Having re-opened in December 2017 after a major renovation, it occupies 8,500 square meters including a concert hall with capacity for 800 people and state-of-the-art light and sound equipment, a music club, a warehouse exhibition space, and a smaller gallery. Its facilities also include a restaurant, bar, record store, fanzine library, rehearsal studios, public garden, offices, storage, and an artist residency program. With its dedicated technical and curatorial staff, Confort Moderne continues mapping out a generous international program through partnerships and open calls.
The selected resident(s) — whether a musician or band — will be accommodated in full board at the venue’s residency facilities and have access to rehearsal rooms and technical support to undertake work throughout their stay, but they must be comfortable working autonomously. Le Confort Moderne will also program a concert of the musician or band and pay a performance fee.
Applications are in English only, but the residency is also open to French speakers.
Applications must be submitted in English by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include:
Deadline for application is August 30, 2018.