Open Call Residency Think Tanger 2024 / 2025

For designers, architects, spatial practitioners or makers who want to conduct research and to develop new work with a focus on design, urbanism and socio-spatial dynamics, during a residency period in Tangier, Morocco.

30 April 2024

closing date

€ 11,000

subsidy amount

Oct – Dec 2024 and April – June 2025

residency periods

Important information

what is the objective of this call

Think Tanger is a multidisciplinary cultural platform dedicated to promoting culture, creativity, innovation and exchange within Tangier, Morocco. The organization, founded in 2016, brings together artists, designers, researchers, entrepreneurs and local communities to critically examine, expand understanding of and facilitate dialogue on urban and cultural dynamics within a transforming city. Think Tanger acknowledges the significant influence of the urban environment on individuals and communities and considers that positive change can take place through alternative education, creative entrepreneurship, artistic production and participatory research.

The residency at Think Tanger, in collaboration with the Creative Industries Fund NL and the Mondriaan Fund, was set up to stimulate crossover and experimentation while fostering an exchange of perspectives and ideas. It offers designers and artists opportunities for research, network expansion and the development of new work, with a focus on design, urbanism and socio-spatial dynamics. Participants engage with Tangier’s unique context, confronting preconceptions and addressing societal challenges creatively.

who is this open call intended for

Applications can be submitted by individual designers, architects, spatial practitioners and observers via the Creative Industries Fund NL. It is not possible to apply as a duo, collective or in a collaborative arrangement.

Per residency period only one designer and one artist can work at Think Tanger at the same time.

Visual artists and curators can submit a proposal via the Mondriaan Fund by 21 March 2024 at the latest.

how do you prepare an application

In order to prepare the application, it is important to acquire the right information based on the following documents:

Open Call Residency Think Tanger 2024 / 2025

Applications are assessed on the basis of the Open Call Residency Think Tanger 2024 / 2025. This describes the purpose and objective, key questions, criteria and procedure.

Grant Application Guidelines

The Grant Application Guidelines - open call provide guidance and tips on preparing a grant application. You can use them to draw up your application as completely as possible.

Open Call Grant Scheme

Applications are assessed on the basis of the Open Call Grant Scheme. This scheme describes the general conditions, grounds for rejection, manner of publication, submission process, assessment and award procedures, and grant obligations.

what is assessed

Applications are assessed on the basis of the Open Call Residency Think Tanger 2024 / 2025 and the Open Call Grant Scheme.

assessment criteria

- Artistic quality of the work
- Quality of the development plan
- Motivation in relation to the residency’s objectives

what happens to your application?


When you have submitted your application, the Fund Desk will check if your application complies with the formal requirements of the Open Call Grant Scheme.


An independent advisory committee will evaluate your application on the basis of the criteria and requirements set out in the Open Call Residency Think Tanger 2024 / 2025 and the Open Call Grant Scheme. The committee advises the Fund’s Board.


The assessment of the open call is similar to a tender. This means that, within the available budget, a number of proposals will be preferred over other ones. Only positively assessed projects will be supported.


The board takes account of the advisory committee’s advice in its decision on the rejection or provision of a grant. You will be notified of the result by means of a decision.


If you receive a grant from the Fund you will have to comply with the obligations. Two weeks before the conclusion of your project, you will be requested by email to submit your accountability form in the Fund’s application environment.


Hoe kom je tot een overtuigende aanvraag?

tip 1

be clear and do not repeat yourself

tip 2

support your proposal with visuals

tip 3

draw up a realistic budget

tip 4

take into your account your fee and those of partners

tip 5

ask for feedback and fine-tune your proposal

Steps to take

Do you want to apply for a subsidy under this open call?

Start your application
do you have any questions?

If anything is not clear, please send your question by e-mail to the Internationalization programme team. You can also phone 010 436 16 00. If you have a more general question, read the frequently asked questions first.