The Roberto Cimetta Fund launches the General Fund for Artistic and Cultural Mobility in the Euro-Arab-Middle East region on 1st January 2019. Artists and cultural operators living and working in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East can apply. Priority is given to mobility from the South and East of these region.
The General Fund is open to all requests for travel grants that respect the eligibility criteria of RCF. Applicants can apply from 1st to 31st January 2019.
Racines attended the General Meeting of Circostrada network, which took place from 5 to 7 December 2018 in Elbeuf (France), and was co-organised with Cirque Théâtre d’Elbeuf, in partnership with Atelier 231 and together with CircusNext. The programme was focused on « Circus and cultural heritage » and it included several activities, workshops and conferences.
The network’s members also held the elections of the Steering Committee of Circostrada. Three new members were elected for a first mandate and one member was reelected for a second mandate.
A warm welcome and congratulations to all !
Political, economic, technological and ecological changes in our society deeply influence the way in which arts are created, presented and experienced. Not all artists have the same opportunities to present or collaborate internationally. Public policies, industry practices and the market cannot ensure that diverse artistic voices and practices reach potential audiences across Europe. At the same time, artists work more and more across aesthetics, disciplines, national boundaries and sectors. The institutional not-for-profit arts sector – both on the national and European levels – hasn’t been flexible enough to integrate these changes.
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.