The Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) provide fully-funded scholarships for master’s degree study to individuals who clearly demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities.
The Open Society Foundations and Scholarship Programs are committed to equal opportunity, and exercise that policy in relation to all admissions processes. CSLA does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.
These grants support artists (individuals, collaborations, or collectives) to develop their practice. Among other activities, the grants can be used to pursue threads of research, stage an event, make new work, publish, travel, take part in a residency or workshop, or present an exhibition or performance.
The civil court of first instance of Casablanca pronounced, on December 26, 2018, the dissolution of Racines, at the request of the governor of Casablanca-Anfa acting for the Interior Ministry. The association is charged with "(...) organizing activities falling outside the scope of the objectives mentioned in its statutes", by providing its premises for the filming of "The saga of the nihilists", 7th episode of the satirical web program called "1 diner, 2 cons" (1 dinner, 2 fools).
Site-in is a space for citizen expression and an agora where different voices can be heard. The website is independent and doesn’t use advertisement. It is not representing any movement nor it is affiliated to any political movement. Site-in gathers authentic speeches that are often unheard, and shares them while inviting the citizens to share their ideas and experiences. Our mission is being a sounding board for many reflections, visions and opinions that are not (or not enough) represented.
As part of the project « Taqafa Mouwatina – emancipate through education » for citizens’ speech emancipation through the advocacy for civic and citizenship education, Racines organised, in partnership with the Espace Tabadoul the fourth and last meeting on civic education in Morocco, on Friday 15th of February 2019 at the Espace Tabadoul in Tangier.
« Taqafa Mouwatina – emancipation through education » is a project initiated by Racines and co-financed by The European Union.
Since 2009 in France, the Orange Book Prize has rewarded a literary work written in French and published during the January publishing season. This year, the Orange Foundation launched the first Orange Book Prize in French-speaking Africa. The Award will go to a work of fiction written in French by an African author and published by a publishing house based on the African continent.
Racines - represented by Dounia Benslimane - joined its partners from the Universities of Edinburgh and Keele (UK) - represented respectively by Dr Laura Jeffrey and Dr Mariangela Palladino - to present their previous collaboration on "Arts for advocacy: creative engagement with forced displacement in Morocco" project as well as their future project MARAM (Mobilising Access to Rights for Artists in Morocco).
SafeMUSE, in partnership with Freemuse, has celebrated the 5th edition of Music Freedom Day on Sunday 3 March 2019 in Oslo. The programme included artistic performances, movies screening and a debate on artistic freedom. Dounia Benslimane, Racines' director of development ad partnership, was invited to join the panelists.
Freemuse is a Copenhagen-based international human rights organisation defending artistic freedom. Freemuse has a UN ECOSOC consultative status and is generally regarded by UN, international organisations and partners as the world’s leading NGO in the field of freedom of artistic expression and creativity.
Freemuse is a Copenhagen-based international human rights organisation defending artistic freedom. Freemuse has UN ECOSOC consultative status and is generally regarded by the UN, international organisations and partners as the world’s leading NGO in the field of freedom of artistic expression and creativity.