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Call for entries – COAL prize 2017

In partnership with the french Ministry of Culture and Communication and with the french Ministry of Environment, Energy and Sea. Supported by the french Ministry of Culture and Communication, the European Union and the Imagine2020 network, the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature and the François Sommer Foundation.

Download COAL Prize call for entries

In seven years, the COAL Prize became an international meeting place for artists who take up the main...


The 2017 Robert Bosch Stiftung film prize for international cooperation - call for applications

Each year, the Robert Bosch Stiftung issues three Film Prizes for International Cooperation between young German and Arab filmmakers in order for them to make a joint film project. The prizes, worth up to €60,000 each, are awarded in the categories of short animation, short fiction film, and short or feature-length documentary.

The Film Prize for International Cooperation offers young filmmakers from the Arab world (...


Freedom of artistic expression on the Review of Morocco - 27th Session of Universal Periodic Review

On May 2nd, 2017 in Geneva, Morocco presented the report of its achievements in the field of human rights to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations. Many recommendations were stated by the other member countries were about: abolition of the death penalty, Amazigh language, children born out of wedlock, LGBT, violence against women, domestic violence, persons with disabilities, equality Men, women, marriage of minors, open invitation to special procedures, freedom of expression, freedom of religion, social security, elderly...


SouthMed CV's meeting in Tunisia

The European program SouthMed CV held a meeting on capacity building and mobility for the 20 projects selected for its second call. It took place in Tunisia at BAC Art Center between 28 March and 1 April 2017.


More than forty people participated in the meeting to present their project to the various participants in the MENA region. Méhdi Azdem, General Manager of Racines, was part of this meeting to present (MARSAD)...


Culture is The Solution by Ursula Lindsey

The cultural field in Morocco today contains the most vivid expression of the energies and aspirations of the country’s 2011 protest movement, which demanded greater freedom, pluralism, and equality. While the media remains tightly controlled, and the political scene is dominated by the monarchy, many activists have focused on cultural projects as a means to advance their values. They argue that all citizens should have access to the arts, and that the state should invest in education and public facilities that support the arts. Activists and artists believe culture produces more open-...


Bamako encounters : call for applications 2017

Organised by the Malian Ministry of Culture and Institut français, the Bamako Encounters is the first and principal international platform dedicated to contemporary photography and new images in Africa. A sustainable platform for discovery, exchanges and interaction, the Bamako Encounters are known as a meeting place for African photographers and other art professionals from across the world. The 11th Edition of the Bamako Encounters will take place from December 2, 2017 to January 31, 2018, with professional days from 2 to 5 December 2017.

The Executive Director of the Bamako...


Arts rights justice academy 2017 call for applications

Are you involved in the protection and defence of artists whose human rights may be violated?
Do you work in the area of freedom of expression or legal defence and increasingly find yourself faced with cases involving artists? Do you work in the arts and find you are increasingly dealing with artists at risk from repression and violence? Are you a young professional looking to share expertise and gain knowledge in areas such as censorship in the arts or residencies for threatened artists?
August 24 - September 1,...


AFAC arab documentary photography programme - call for applications

The deadline for applications is 1 May 2017

The Arab Fund for Art and Culture (AFAC) has launched the fourth cycle of the Arab Documentary Photography Programme (ADPP), in collaboration with the Prince Claus Fund in Amsterdam and the Magnum Foundation in New York.

The programme, targeting creative documentary photographers residing in the Arab region, will include two workshops: the first one will be held in August 2017, and the second one will take place during February 2018.

The ADPP’s objectives are...


Youth mobility and exchange opportunities in the Mediterranean

Take part in a unique exchange opportunity in the Euro-Med Region!

The Euro-Med Exchange Programme is giving young talents and key actors, such as members of civil society organisations, exchange/traineeship opportunities across 42 Euro-Mediterranean countries, aiming to support knowledge exchange, strengthen dialogue and intercultural cooperation that are crucial for the stable and sustainable development in the Region. 

The programme is designed to support synergies, cross-disciplinary activities and innovative project ideas related to intercultural dialogue (ICD),...


UNESCO Office in Rabat : Call for application

The UNESCO Maghreb Office launches a call for candidates for the recruitment of a project officer. Supported by the European Union (Medfilm), the Project is to enhance the Image of women in the film industry in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. More precisely, it aims to: 

  1. Promote freedom of expression by encouraging film makers from the region to address gender equality and women's empowerment; 
  2. Promote the role of female film professionals in the region by harnessing an enabling environment to create and express their own concerns;...