Dar al-Ma’mûn commonly means “house of wisdom” and is derived from the name of a 9th century caliph, or ruler, of the Abbasid dynasty who was devoted to teaching cultural diversity.
Art + Culture + Education =
A joyful new reality.
Since we at Fellah also firmly believe in the power of cultural education, we are proud to be one of the premier sponsors of this UNESCO recognized not-for-profit organization which has its library and cultural arts center located here on site.
The Dar al-Ma’mûn Foundation supports emerging Moroccan artists and promotes cultural awareness internationally through a wide array of visual arts and literature projects. It also provides educational programs for the nearby village including activities for children and literacy classes for women.
Dar al-Ma’mun is made possible by a series of public and private partners, grants and a portion of each guest’s check-in at Fellah. Thank you for your support of this worthwhile endeavor.
Working together through cultural awareness and social diversity.
Plans are underway to relocate the Dar al-Ma’mun center to a new, larger complex adjacent to the hotel which will allow for more exhibition space and an auditorium.
Dar al-Ma’mûn public activities (open and free to everyone interested) are linked to the research developed on-site and are designed to cultivate a better understanding of our context and surroundings.
Throughout the year, Dar al-Ma’mûn offers a series of events including lectures, debates, screenings and performances – on average one per week. This programming serves to share the work of our artists and authors in residence with a wider audience, as well as the work of members of the local, national and international cultural scenes.
Dar al-Ma’mûn events are often the product of international partnerships.
In 2014 we have collaborated with: EVA international (Ireland’s biennial of Contemporary Art), Marrakech Biennale, Boiler Room and the New Museum in New York.
The Fellah Library
”A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.” Our beautiful library has some ten-thousand books in French, Arabic and English and is completely free for both guests and the public.Find out more.
Artists in Residence
The Dar al-Ma’mûn Foundation supports emerging Moroccan artists and promotes cultural awareness internationally through a wide array of visual arts and literature projects.Find out more.