From the 25th September to the 3rd October the NACMM realized it first meeting in Baracelona thanks to the support of ALF and the collaboration of all the NACMM partners.
The NACMM launched its on going on line platform http://www.nacmm.org as part of the program Focus Magreb at Swab Barcelona International Art Fair curated by Xabier de Lucas from Jiser Reflexions Mediterranees.
CONGRATS TO ALL FOR ALL OF THIS!
WE LOOK FORWARDS OUR SECOND MEETING IN ALEXANDRIA organized by El Madina for Performing and Digital Arts and CeRCCa!
CeRCCa is really happy to announce that the North Africa Cultural Mobility Map has been selected for the Anna Lindh Call for Projects Grants! Congratulations to Mohab Saber and Chehab M Hassan from El Madina in Alexandria, Léa Morin and Mohamed Fariji from L’Atelier de l’Observatoire in Casablanca, Francesca Msr and Laila Hida from Le18 in Marrakech, Myriam Amroun from TCD in Algeria and Xavier De Luca from Jiser in Barcelona and Tunis!!!
The Anna Lindh Grants Programme supports innovative projects involving jointly civil society organisations and networks from the South and North of the Mediterranean. More info about the ALF Projects Grants can be found here http://www.annalindhfoundation.org/granted-projects
Tandem Shaml supports experimental collaborations between cultural change makers from the Arab Region and Europe. The programme offers a unique opportunity to establish cross-border cooperation links. Tandem Shaml invites 16 cultural organisations, 8 from Europe and 8 from the Arab Region. From the 244 applications received CeRCca was selected to be part of Tandem Shaml 2016/2017. The first Tandem meeting will be the Tandem Shaml Partner Forum in Amman from Wednesday 14 to Sunday 18 September 2016.
“Fil’Kawkaba” is a series of talks and presentations involving cultural activists, researchers, artists and curators working in, or focused on the five Maghreb countries. All talks take place at Le 18 for two months and aim at fostering a public reflection over the current condition of the Maghreb as a contested socio-cultural and political space. Fil’Kawkaba is a proposal to create a platform for exchange and confrontation over the situation of contemporary art in each country and the role this latter may play as a transformative and emancipative tool.
Initiated by LE 18 and curated by Younes Baba-Ali, KawKaw is a project encapsulating a collective exhibition resulting from an artistic residency, enriched by a series of gatherings and further translated into an evolving collaborative online platform. KawKaw reunites the five Maghreb countries with the aim to create a new space of dialogue and research through artistic practice. In a Maghrebian artistic and cultural scene undergoing great transformations, KawKaw mirrors the desire to create new bridges of reflection and to explore the opportunities and the unexploited potentials of this region.
KawKaw (i.e. peanut in darija) is a nutritious and popular food shared by all the Maghrebian cultures, a grain that gathers people around a table and entertains each one’s hands while staring at what surrounds us. KawKaw is a seed that requires breaking the shell surrounding it in order to access its grains, each of which is further sharable. This name comes therefore as a powerful, though humoristic and accessible metaphor for the process of research and discovery the program undertakes. It embodies the very act of breaking up and sharing, and it attempts to enact a principle of “sharability”, the (paradoxical) combination of the elements of union and commonality as well as those of division and specificity characterising this region as well as the grain that inspires this project.
The project KawKaw finally embodies the philosophy of its initiating space, LE 18, a young, independent initiative whose influence on its surrounding territory is discrete, though persistent.
Traditionally, artists relied solely on galleries and dealers to support their art. They worked largely within the confines of their discipline and studio walls. Today numerous other options for artists also exist: More and more artists are managing their own careers, working in new formats and collaborating with people in different disciplines, both here and abroad.
Reflecting this new reality and picking up where the last Conference Engaging Minds left off, TransCultural Exchange’s 2016 International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts offers exciting possibilities for artists to embrace different cultures, mindsets and technologies. For instance, panelists will speak about their international residency programs, provide practical advice (on topics such as resources for funding and managing a studio practice), discuss how art can play a vital role in social or political interventions and promote possibilities for artists to collaborate with those in other disciplines, including medicine, architecture, conservation and engineering. Round Table discussions also will give artists with similar interests the chance to meet, network and talk about their work; and portfolio reviews with the speakers, gallery owners and critics will supply additional venues for artists to showcase their work.
More info about the NACMM – North Africa Cultural Mobility Map can be found here http://www.nacmm.info