About NACMM

    The NACMM – North Africa Cultural Mobility Map is a research and info-platform about residency and mobility initiatives for artists, writers and researchers interested in travelling and developing projects from within North Africa.

The aims of the NACMM are to promote a better understanding of the socio-cultural contexts of the region and to strengthen artistic and research collaborations between North African countries. Our objective is to bridge the gap between different cultures through mutual understanding and knowledge sharing.

In order to achieve these goals the project provides you with:

  • A country by country database of A.I.Rs - Artist in Residency Programs operating in the region.
  • Video interviews to artists, curators, researchers and coordinators of A.I.Rs in North Africa.
  • Information about networking and funding opportunities.
  • A resources section with A.I.R networks and other useful websites.
  • An archive with creative projects and relevant exhibitions made in or reflecting upon North Africa and the Arab World.

About NACMM

    The NACMM – North Africa Cultural Mobility Map is a research and info-platform about residency and mobility initiatives for artists, writers and researchers interested in travelling and developing projects from within North Africa.

The aims of the NACMM are to promote a better understanding of the socio-cultural contexts of the region and to strengthen artistic and research collaborations between North African countries. Our objective is to bridge the gap between different cultures through mutual understanding and knowledge sharing.

In order to achieve these goals the project provides you with:

  • A country by country database of A.I.Rs - Artist in Residency Programs operating in the region.
  • Video interviews to artists, curators, researchers and coordinators of A.I.Rs in North Africa.
  • Information about networking and funding opportunities.
  • A resources section with A.I.R networks and other useful websites.
  • An archive with creative projects and relevant exhibitions made in or reflecting upon North Africa and the Arab World.

Partners

  • CeRCCa

    CeRCCa - Center for Research and Creativity Casamarles is a cultural association created in 2009 in Llorenç del Penedès, Catalonia. CeRCCa works with a double strategy. On one hand CeRCCa provides living and working space for artists and researchers through its A.I.R Program. CeRCCa A.I.R is rooted to the local community implementing interdisciplinary and collaborative projects as the base of its activities. On the other hand CeRCCa links the local with the global developing international research and curatorial projects that have as a common denominator the critical reflection on the phenomenon of cultural mobility.

    www.cercca.com
  • El Madina

    El Madina for Performing and Digital Arts was founded in 2000 in Alexandria, Egypt. El Madina develops cultural projects through training, production, with the aim of supporting artistic youth initiatives. EL Madina works closely with local communities to create a cohesive social environment characterized by diversity and pluralism. It’s activities range from public workshops and theatre training to new media productions and interventions in the urban fabric of Alexandria and beyond.

    www.elmadinaarts.com
  • LE 18

    LE 18 is an independent multidisciplinary cultural space based in the medina of Marrakech, Morocco. LE 18 encompasses A.I.R programs, exhibitions and monthly encounters on a variety of artistic disciplines. The space has become a cultural point of reference in the city as its activities develop engrained in the socio-cultural territory of the city. One of LE 18 main initiatives is Kawkaw. KawKaw responds to the need of creating new spaces of dialogue and exchange between artistic initiatives of the Maghreb region through a production and research A.I.R program, an annual exhibition and a series of public talks.

    le18.weebly.com
  • JISER

    JISER Reflexions Mediterrànies is an association created in 2004 in Tunis, Tunisia. The organization was registered as a cultural association in 2005 in Barcelona, Catalonia. JISER promotes artistic projects with the objective to foster artistic mobility while encouraging cultural exchange in the Euro‐Mediterranean region. One of JISER main initiatives is the Résidences de Création BCN>TNS an A.I.R exchange between Barcelona and Tunis. As part of the Euro-Mediterranean platform Trans-Cultural Dialogues in 2014 JISER initiated D’JART. Initially a festival, D’JART has evolved nowadays as a cultural association based in Algeria that develops projects combining art, public space and critical reflections on Algiers urban transformations.

    www.jiser.org
  • L'Atelier de l'Observatoire

    L’Atelier de l’Observatoire is a non-profit association founded in 2012 in Casablanca, Morocco. L’Atelier de l’Observatoire designs, produces and disseminates projects conceived as tools to support Moroccan contemporary creation nationally, and internationally. It seeks to create the necessary conditions for projects unsuited to the current systems of artistic, academic and cultural production in the region to flourish, and to present these projects to a Moroccan and international audience, bringing together artists, researchers and the general public. To this end, the Atelier de l’Observatoire experiments with alternative approaches through educational programs, production space and guidance for emerging artists, research programs and participative art projects in the public space, in rural locations and city outskirts.

    www.atelierobservatoire.com
  • TCD

    Trans-Cultural Dialogues is a platform that aims to reflect on various contemporary social issues through a multidisciplinary cultural approach to provide flexible and new sustainable mobility solutions and exchange between cultural actors, artistic and researchers from EuroMENA region.
    The team is composed by a group of young professionals from different cultural and artistic associations, who participated in the international meeting Cultural Innovators Network, organized by the Goethe Institute in Istanbul in December 2012.

    transculturaldialogues.net
  • Maison de l'Image

    Maison de l’Image, aka “Shutter Party - Maison de l’Image” is an independent space dedicated to visual arts (photography, video, cinema and new media). It is a cultural exchange platform and an AIR offering meetings, trainings and coworking spaces. Maison de l’Image is an open space that nurtures a new generation of visual arts professionals, presenting a display window for Tunisian creation and fostering reflection on challenging problems. Located in Tunis, a crossroads in the Mediterranean, Maison de l’Image targets a vast audience, giving tools to young artists, while also creating an international cultural dynamic that can directly benefit the city and the governorate of Tunis.

    maisonimage.tn
  • Ramallah Municipality

    Ramallah Municipality is a leading local government in Palestine that ranks culture as a high priority in its strategic plans and aims to provide an innovative environment for the arts as well as for cultural, intellectual, and political life, grounded in the values of pluralism and respect for human rights.

    Ramallah Municipality goals are

    • Provide the city's organizations and individual artists and community groups with a network of cultural and social infrastructure
    • Assisting legislators in formulating the laws that aim at the preservation of tangible cultural here
    • Presenting public spaces as a main venue of cultural and social interventions and The promotion of cultural diversity and social cohesion
    • Emphasizing the necessity of securing semi-public funding for art and culture and the concept of wide and horizontal and grassroots partnerships
    • Reutilization of educational tax (from solely schools construction to also the support creativity projects)
    • Linking art and culture to income generating vocations

    www.ramallah.ps

This project is funded by

ALF
Depertament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya
University of Edinburgh
Scottish Council for Art and Humanities