The Atelier offers the opportunity to up to 35 festival managers from all over the word to spend 7 days together with a diverse group of emerging and experienced festival leaders, cultural activists and artists in the Eurometropolis region of Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai and Valenciennes (BE/FR) - during the international NEXT Festival - to have a global conversation about today’s challenges and the role festivals, the arts and culture can play in these.
The report highlights the issues related to women’s artistic expression and how it is limited due to interference of government agencies, artistic communities and non-state actors, such as religious groups, social media and private education institutions. It covers the stories of women artists who were, among other violations, censored, threatened, harassed, persecuted, attacked, imprisoned and killed. In order to get exceptional insights into the situation of women artists around the globe, Freemuse conducted interviews with some of the violated artists from countries such as Afghanistan, Iceland, Iran, India, Russia and Vietnam.
The Roberto Cimetta Fund and Biennale Warszawa are collaborating to offer travel grants in the framework of the Biennale Warszawa in May and June 2019, thus facilitating and increasing mobility and creativity of artists between Central Eastern Europe and the Arab-Middle East region.
This call is launched on 1st December 2018 and will be open to applications for one month.
The U.S. Embassy Morocco and the Cultural Heritage Center of the Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs are pleased to announce the call for proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2019 Competition.
Moroccan non-governmental organizations, museums, the Ministry of Culture, similar institutions and organizations that are able to demonstrate that they have the requisite experience and capacity to manage projects to preserve cultural heritage and are interested to submit proposals for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation should carefully review the following key points before submitting.
As part of the project « Taqafa Mouwatina – emancipate through education » for citizens emancipation and freedom of speech through the promotion of civic and citizen education, Racines is organising, in partnership with The Passengers Association the third meeting on civic education in Morocco, on Sunday 9th of December from 9.30am until 6pm at the training space of the associative tissu.
Since 2016, Racines, which one of the missions is to defend the right of artists to access the public space, launched the project FADAE (Free Access and Diversity for All and Everyone), wich is a campaign of advocacy for the free access to public space for all citizens (artists, minorities, collectives…). This advocacy is based on a national petition, still open for signature, to be submitted to the Chief of Government (in compliance with the Dahir n 1-58-377 of 3 joumada I 1378 (15 November 1958) related to public demonstrations).
Aadel Essaadani, Racines general coordinator and Steering Committee member of the African Cultural Policy Network (ACPN), has attended the international meeting “Arts and freedom: passport for reality” organized in Palermo (Italy) on the 13 October 2018, within the framework of Sabir Festival, by Arci, BJCEM, ArtLab/Fondazione Fitzcarraldo and Con.Me.-Contemporaneo Mediterraneo. During this meeting artists, cultural operators and international networks discussed the artistic practices that strengthen dialogue between cultures and that often become extraordinary projects in the battle for human rights and against discrimination.
Racines thanks very much all the guests, speakers, artists, trainers, volunteers, regional partners, Souss Massa associations, technicians, interpreters, security agents and all those who contributed to the success of this edition. A big thanks to the cultural venues that hosted us (Kasbah Aghenaj and Khair Eddine Cultural Centre) as well as to the local authorities of the city of Tiznit and the Region, the civil protection and healthcare services. A special thanks to Circostrada network of circus and street arts, to the audience, the participants, the inhabitants of Tiznit, to our media partners and to all the donors who supported us : Norwegian Ministry of foreign affairs and Norway Embassy in Morocco, Open Society Foundations, Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, Dutch Embassy in Morocco, Gazafric, Ministry of Culture and Communication, Goethe-Institut Morocco, Africalia, Swiss Embassy in Morocco, Oxfam in Morocco, Al Karama des eaux Minérales and Ebertec.
Within the trans-making project, Mehdi Azdem (Racines' general director) and Rajae Hammadi (Racines' communication manager) participated to the meeting organized by the turkish partner AmberPlateform from october 18th to 20th in Istanbul, Turkey, on the theme “Public in the Making“.
Led by Relais Culture Europe and funded by Horizon 2020 programme, the project is formed by twenty partners from Europe, Africa and America and aims to strengthen research capabilities through the exchange of knowledge and experience between academic and non-academic people.
Rajaa Essaghyry and Quitterie Berchon, two members of Racines' team, took part in the 8th edition of the Forum jeunesse, initiated and supported by the French Institute of Tunisia and organised by the Shanti association. The Forum took place from 12 to 14th of October 2018 in Tabaraka, Tunisia on the topic: "Culture and territorial attractivity: a potential of economic development for the youth", and especially on the North-West region of Tunisia.