North Africa Cultural Mobility Map


A platform about residency and mobility initiatives for artists, writers and researchers
interested in travelling and developing projects from within North Africa.

Une plateforme sur les possibilités de mobilité et résidence pour des artistes, des écrivains
et des chercheurs intéressés à voyager et développer des projets en Afrique du Nord.

És un projecte sobre les residències artístiques i les iniciatives que promouen la mobilitat d'artistes,
escriptores i investigadores interessades a viatjar i dur a terme projectes al Nord d'Àfrica.

منصة حول مبادرات الإقامة والتجول للفنانين والكتاب والباحثين المهتمين في السفر وتطوير المشاريع من داخل شمال أفريقيا.



Mobility

Looking for a residency in North Africa? Here you will find a database of A.I.Rs in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt.

Video Interviews

Meet key curators, researchers and coordinators of A.I.Rs in the region. We have created a video archive for you.

Funding & Supporting

Are you in need of funding support? Check this out!

Resources

Expand your knowledge! Here you will find useful websites to be better prepared for your trip.

Archive

Be inspired! Find impactful creative projects and exhibitions made in or reflecting upon North Africa.

CULTURAL MOBILITY PROGRAMMES IN NORTH AFRICA


   The development and expansion of the A.I.Rs has been commonly explained as a process that goes from the West to the rest. Initiatives that promote mobility, cultural exchange and hospitality through artistic practices and beyond also have a long tradition in the Arab region.

The NACMM is an attempt to rethink A.I.Rs history from an Arab perspective in order to develop a new understanding of the richness and potentialities of A.I.Rs framed by a trans-cultural approach to creative production.

MAP

Database of cultural mobility programs
in North Africa

   The development and expansion of the A.I.Rs has been commonly explained as a process that goes from the West to the rest. Initiatives that promote mobility, cultural exchange and hospitality through artistic practices and beyond have also a long tradition in the Arab region. The NACMM is an attempt to rethink A.I.Rs history from an Arab perspective in order to develop a new understanding of the richness and potentialities of A.I.Rs framed by a trans-cultural approach to creative production.

The A.I.R sector in North Africa is as heterogeneous as the counties and cultures that shape the region. Some A.I.R Programs do not have a structured format but adapt to the particular necessities of artists and researchers and most importantly react to the socio-cultural contexts they grow into.

The map you are about to explore is a cartographic exercise that shows the richness and diversity of A.I.Rs in the region. Complemented by the different sections of the NACMM online platform, this map wants to portray the traditions and contradictions, interests and imbalances of cultural mobility in the region today.