Association Racines

Closing of "Les Etats Généraux de la Culture" in Morocco

After a first edition on November 2014 in Rabat, Racines organized the 2nd edition of “Etats Généraux de la Culture au Maroc“, from 10 to 12 November 2016, at the “Fabrique Culturelle des Anciens Abattoirs de Casablanca“. This edition coincided with Theatre Nomade’s 10th anniversary.

This edition was mainly about the evaluation of cultural policies in Morocco. It enabled the presentation of the results of the survey on Moroccans’ cultural practices made by Racines in 2016, and the new version of its online cultural mapping. Workshops (on cultural policies, freedom of creation, cultural professions, cultural incubators) and a networking space gathered Moroccan civil society operators coming from the 12 regions of Morocco, and international partners from Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Lebanon, Palestine, France, Germany, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Burkina Faso, South Africa, Rwanda, Gabon and Zimbabwe.


More than 20 000 people came to the “Anciens Abattoirs“ during the 3 days. They attended the varied artistic programming : Theater, parkour, circus, exhibitions, architectural installation, concerts, graffiti….

Racines is thanking all those who contributed to the success of this second edition of “Etats Généraux de la Culture au Maroc“ : Theatre Nomade, all of our speakers in the different meetings and workshops, the associative regional partners, our guests and international partners, the exhibitors, the artists, young volunteers, municipal services, public health services, national security and civil protection.

We are thanking the Fabrique Culturelle for receiving us.

We are also thanking all those who supported us and made this edition possible : UNESCO’s International Fund for Cultural Diversity, the Norwegian Embassy in Morocco, Mimeta, the Ministry of Culture, the Urban Commune of Casablanca, the Region Casablanca-Settat, Casablanca Events & Animation, the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, Heinrich Boell Foundation - North Africa - Rabat, CONNEXXIONS/the German Commission for UNESCO, Afrikayna/Africa Art Lines, Africalia, Ain Soltane/GPC, SOLTRIC; and our partners from the International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity, AMI (Aide aux Musiques Innovatrices), Freemuse, ALCS…
We are also thanking the journalists and media partners : Telquel/, Akhbar Al Yaoum, L’Economiste, Fissa3, Al Aoual and MadNess.

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