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Art Moves Africa – Retracing Roots and Tracing New Routes: Mobility and Touring in North Africa

A study by Lara Bourdin for Art Moves Africa, October 2019

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12<br />

Introduction<br />

1.2<br />

Purpose of<br />

the research<br />

This research was commissioned by AMA<br />

<strong>in</strong> August 2018. Its purpose is to shed light<br />

on the situation of artistic <strong>and</strong> cultural mobility<br />

<strong>in</strong> the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Africa</strong>n region <strong>and</strong> <strong>in</strong> relation with the<br />

other <strong>Africa</strong>n regions. It namely aims to illum<strong>in</strong>ate the<br />

factors underp<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g the relative weakness of mobility<br />

to / from / with<strong>in</strong> <strong>North</strong> <strong>Africa</strong>.<br />

Indeed, s<strong>in</strong>ce AMA’s launch <strong>in</strong> 2005, <strong>North</strong> <strong>Africa</strong> has<br />

consistently been the region that generates the smallest<br />

number of mobility grant applications, on all three<br />

fronts: that is, <strong>in</strong> terms of outgo<strong>in</strong>g mobility, <strong>in</strong>com<strong>in</strong>g<br />

mobility, <strong>and</strong> <strong>in</strong>tra-regional mobility:<br />

· In terms of outgo<strong>in</strong>g mobility, it has generated a total<br />

of 169 projects, account<strong>in</strong>g for an average 8% of total<br />

mobility projects s<strong>in</strong>ce 2005, beh<strong>in</strong>d East <strong>Africa</strong> at<br />

14%.<br />

· In terms of <strong>in</strong>com<strong>in</strong>g mobility, it has attracted a total<br />

of 179 projects, account<strong>in</strong>g for an average 9% of<br />

total mobility projects s<strong>in</strong>ce 2005, beh<strong>in</strong>d East <strong>and</strong><br />

Southern <strong>Africa</strong> (tied at 18%).<br />

· In terms of <strong>in</strong>tra-regional mobility, it has generated<br />

a total of 28 projects, account<strong>in</strong>g for an average of<br />

1% of total mobility projects s<strong>in</strong>ce 2005.<br />

—<br />

See section 1.4,<br />

“Overview of<br />

<strong>Mobility</strong> <strong>in</strong> <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Africa</strong>” below<br />

for detailed<br />

<strong>in</strong>formation on<br />

mobility<br />

trends to/from<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Africa</strong>.<br />

This report is divided <strong>in</strong>to the follow<strong>in</strong>g<br />

sections: 1 <strong>–</strong> Introduction; 2 <strong>–</strong> Methodology;<br />

3 <strong>–</strong> Summary of opportunities <strong>and</strong> impediments<br />

to mobility to/from <strong>North</strong> <strong>Africa</strong>;<br />

4 <strong>–</strong> Country-specific <strong>in</strong>formation; 5 <strong>–</strong> Conclusion<br />

<strong>and</strong> Recommendations. It also <strong>in</strong>cludes<br />

three Appendices: A <strong>–</strong> a mapp<strong>in</strong>g of<br />

arts spaces, venues <strong>and</strong> events <strong>in</strong> <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Africa</strong>, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g graphs <strong>and</strong> contact <strong>in</strong>formation<br />

; B <strong>–</strong> a list of the study’s respondents;<br />

<strong>and</strong> C <strong>–</strong> a bibliography.<br />

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