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21 Jan. '20

Want to join the Dutch delegation going to Morocco? Send us your proposal

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Hafiz Dhaou & Aïcha M’barek | Sacré Printemps at festival On Marche. Photo: J. van Belle
Netherlands-based performing arts professionals (artists and programmers) are invited to join an interdisciplinary research trip to Morocco from 24-28 March 2020. We are now accepting proposals.
For whom: performing artists and programmers
What: cultural exchange between Morocco and the Netherlands
When: 24-28 March 2020 (departure on the evening of 23 March)
Deadline: Monday 10 February 2020

To stimulate the cultural exchange between Morocco and the Netherlands, DutchCulture (initiator), the municipality of Amsterdam, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Performing Arts Fund NL (with its programme Dutch Performing Arts), Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie and Mondriaan Fund organise an interdisciplinary research trip to Tanger, Rabat, Casablanca and Marrakech.

The cultural sector in Morocco continues to strengthen its international ties, due to a number of factors: a younger generation of Moroccan artists and autonomous cultural organisations who are rapidly building and expanding networks; international educational and networking programmes organised by cultural organisations and funds; children of Moroccan immigrants who return to Morocco to develop cultural projects; foreign artists, programmers and curators who relocate to or develop sustainable relationships with Morocco. Currently there is also a heightened interest from the West in African arts and culture scenes.

Goal and programme
The goal of the research trip is to strengthen the cultural collaboration between the Netherlands and Morocco. The trip will be dedicated to getting acquainted with the contemporary cultural landscape, strengthening existing cultural networks and stimulating the formation of sustainable ties and collaborations between the Dutch and Moroccan arts and cultural sector.

The programme consists of visits to museums, ateliers, workshops, theaters, festivals and venues for visual arts, design, music and dance. Some parts of the programme are geared to all disciplines, other parts to specific disciplines. For music, theatre and dance, locations to be visited may include Studio Hiba, Boutlek, Source du Lion, Studio Arts Vivants, l’Uzine, Tabadoul, Spectacles pour Tous, Anfass, Aquarium, Daba theatre.

The trip is organised by performing arts festival On Marche in Marrakech. Besides the collective programmes in aforementioned cities, delegates can also plan their own meetings and visits.

Who can apply
The Performing Arts Fund NL invites five Netherlands-based performing arts professionals (makers, programmers) to join the delegation.
The delegation consists of artists, arts professionals and representatives of cultural institutions. Also joining the delegation are representatives of the municipality of Amsterdam, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Performing Arts Fund NL, Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie and Mondriaan Fund. The total number of participants will be around 40.

Deadline for applications is 10 February 2020. Applications must be submitted by email to mail@dutchperformingarts.nl. Applicants must submit:
a letter in which they outline their motivation to join the research trip, demonstrating the trip's added value for their artistic development, the trip's desired outcome, and how the trip contributes to their international ambitions;
their CV.

Criteria in the selection process are: the applicant's ambition and potential to develop new projects or collaborations with Morroccan partners, and the ways in which the research trip contributes to that ambition.

The organising partners offer: participation in the research trip programme, a contribution for travel (flights, transportation between cities in Morocco) and accomodation (including breakfast).
Institutions who receive a multi-year government grant, pay a contribution of 1.000 euros, others pay a contribution of 250 euros. Institutions who received an invitation from other partners cannot submit an application for this call.

Contact details
For more information regarding this trip, contact Aad Hogervorst through mail@dutchperformingarts.nl or 003170-7072727, 00316-29738695.