Within the framework of the closing of MARSAD’s project (Mediterranean Action and Research for Sustainability And Development), Racines organized a meeting on the situation of cultural policies in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon, on Tuesday December 5th, 2017, at 6.30 pm in Hotel Imperial, Casablanca.
The aim of this meeting was to present the results of the research led within the context of the project MARSAD on cultural policies in the MENA region, in the presence of partners and cultural professionals from Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon and Morocco (the detailed program of the meeting in French is available here).
The speakers presented at first the collective platform and database (www.marsad-observatory.org) of research, evaluation and observation of cultural policies in the MENA region. It was created within the framework of MARSAD in order to share know-how between partners, to strengthen and federate a network of regional cultural actors.
This regional observatory of cultural policies offers a common tool and documentary and statistic resources on cultural policies in the region, in order to develop an advocacy addressed to public institutions, for efficient cultural policies that are adapted to citizens, artists and cultural professionals. MARSAD’s publication is co-written by tunisian, egyptian, lebanese and moroccan partners following the year of research on cultural policies in the 4 countries, and was then presented to the public (trilingual document – Arabic, French and English – to download the publication, click here)
MARSAD is funded by SouthMed CV, a programme implemented by Interarts, BAC Art Center, Gudran for Art and Development, Khayal Arts & Education, National Center for Culture and Arts and the German Commission for UNESCO.