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

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

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Summary of Outcomes<br />

SUM —<br />

MARY<br />

OF<br />

OUT —<br />

COMES<br />

3.1.<br />

Mapp<strong>in</strong>g<br />

A major objective of this study was to highlight<br />

the <strong>in</strong>frastructure <strong>and</strong> map the resources<br />

that are currently <strong>in</strong> place to facilitate the<br />

mobility of artists <strong>and</strong> cultural operators <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Africa</strong>. The major cross-country <strong>in</strong>frastructures<br />

facilitat<strong>in</strong>g mobility <strong>in</strong> <strong>North</strong> <strong>Africa</strong><br />

(fund<strong>in</strong>g opportunities, transport l<strong>in</strong>ks <strong>and</strong> options, <strong>and</strong><br />

exist<strong>in</strong>g service providers) are described <strong>in</strong> the follow<strong>in</strong>g<br />

sub-sections. Country-specific <strong>in</strong>formation regard<strong>in</strong>g<br />

venues, events, organizations <strong>and</strong> other artistic facilities<br />

is provided <strong>in</strong> Section 4 of the report.<br />

Overall, it can be said that <strong>in</strong>frastructures vary substantially<br />

from country to country, as a function of cultural<br />

policy, history <strong>and</strong> economic conditions. Most opportunities<br />

are concentrated <strong>in</strong> Morocco, Tunisia <strong>and</strong> Egypt,<br />

although this l<strong>and</strong>scape is chang<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> response to <strong>in</strong>creas<strong>in</strong>g<br />

repression <strong>in</strong> Egypt <strong>and</strong> the evolv<strong>in</strong>g sector<br />

<strong>in</strong> Tunisia. There are promis<strong>in</strong>g developments <strong>in</strong> Libya,<br />

Mauritania <strong>and</strong> even <strong>in</strong> Western Sahara, but these of

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