RCF - Joint conference - A.M.I./RCF - Marseille, France

On the 16th and 17th March 2016, A.M.I and the Roberto Cimetta Fund are organising a joint conference in partnership with the Villa Méditerranée in Marseille and with the support of the Region Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur. This conference is taking place just after the Incubinc workshop in Marseille (grouping together thirty participants from Morocco, Lebanon and South Africa) and just before Babelmed; so as to maximise the presence of international professionals over these two days.


16/03/2016 - 09h00 - 18h30

Conférence 1 - Roberto Cimetta Fund

Les artistes, la liberté de circulation, la liberté d’expression : progrès ou récession ?

Artists, freedom of circulation, freedom of expression: progress or deterioration?

حرية التجوال و حرية التعبير : ما وضع الفنانين اليوم؟ 


17/03/2016 - 09h30 - 19h15

Conférence 2 - A.M.I. Incubinc

Incubateurs d’entreprises culturelles, incubateurs de démocratie ?

Cultural business incubators: incubators for Democracy?

حاضنات المشروعات الثقافية: حاضنات للعمل الديموقراطي؟ 



Avec / with 

Bernard Valero, Director, Villa Méditerranée/Avitem | Elodie Le Breut, Deputy Director, A.M.I. | Jumana Al Yasiri, Roberto Cimetta Fund, Board member and Sundance Institute Theatre Program MENA Manager | Svetlana Mintcheva, Director of programs, National Coalition against Censorship, USA | Hanan Kassab-Hassan, Secretary General of Damacus 2008, Culture Capital of the Arab world, Syria | Ulrich Fuchs, ex-Deputy-Director Marseille-Provence 2013 and Linz 2009, France | Luca Bergamo, Secretary General, Culture Action Europe | Abdo Nawar, Shams Theatre, Tamasi Collective, Lebanon | Emilie Petit, Artist, le Petit Cabanon, Marseille & Nassim-El-Raqs, interdisciplinary dance creation festival, France / Egypt | Vicki Ann Cremona, Malta University, Chair of the Performing Arts Department, Malta | Aqeel Al Mindlawie, Intangible Heritage expert, ex-Director of Cultural Relations, Ministry of Culture, Iraq | Ricardo Mbarkho, digital artist, university teacher, lecturer, researcher, Lebanon | Lucie Sanchez, ASTER, Italy | Marion Louisgrand, Director, Kër Thiossane, Senegal | André Le Roux, Samro Foundation, South Africa | Aadel Essadani, Racines, Morocco | Vincent Carry, Director, Arty Farty - Nuits Sonores, France | Daba Sarr, Africafête, Senegal



Moderation by Ferdinand Richard, AMI, Director/Chair of RCF


En partenariat avec la Villa Méditerranée / AViTeM, et avec le soutien de la Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, les Instituts français du Liban et du Maroc, et l'Ambassade de France en Afrique du Sud


In partnership with the Villa Méditerranée/AViTeM and with the support of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region, the French Instituts of Lebanon and Morocco and the French Embassy in South Africa


This conference is based on a privileged partnership with the Irakian Ministry of Culture in the framework of Basra, Arab Capital of Culture 2020. Valletta, European Capital of Culture 2018 is also a partner of this project entitled « Awasem ». 


The partnership that the Roberto Cimetta Fund has built with the Iraqian Ministry of Culture since 2014 is the first that the Fund has made with an Arab public institution. 


To register click here.

To download the programme, click here.


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