MADRASSA: collaboration and training in curatorial practices in the Southern Mediterranean

October 18, 2017
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MADRASSA, a project implemented under the EU-funded SouthMed CV programme, has held a series of training sessions and residencies of contemporary curatorial practices across the southern Mediterranean region – Morocco, Algeria, Egypt and Jordan – between 25 September and 10 October 2017.

The programme was launched in 2015 by Atelier de l’Observatoire from Casablanca, and the second edition is currently being implemented by Spring Sessions from Jordan, in partnership with Atelier de l’Observatoire, ARIA – Artist Residencies in Algiers and MASS Alexandria in Egypt. It is currently implemented as a SouthMed CV sub-granted project.

The Madrassa call for participation was launched in April 2017, the results were announced in May. Ten beneficiaries were selected: young independent curators, students, cultural managers and artists from the region.

The main aim of this programme is to render art more accessible to all. By promoting collaborative projects and transnational exchanges, Madrassa offers a platform for experimentation to the region’s emerging curatorial talents.

Med Culture is part of the regional programme “Media and culture for development in the Southern Mediterranean” which has been allocated a total budget of €17 million over a four-year period, of which €9 million for the award of grants on a co-financing basis, and €8 million for one capacity-development mechanism on media (Med Media) and one capacity development mechanism on culture (Med Culture).

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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Morocco