The situation of the African artist on the menu of exchanges

Submitted by dougoutigui on Wed, 04/13/2022 - 19:41
Ségou regional workshop
photo Segou

From January 31 to February 1, 2019, a regional seminar on "the situation of the African artist" was held in Ségou (Republic of Mali).

Co-organized by the Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa (OCPA), the Festival sur le Fleuve Niger (FSN) Foundation and the Regional Center for Living Arts in Africa (CERAV/Afrique) Burkina Faso, this seminar which brought together experts from twelve African countries (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Mozambique, Senegal, Equatorial Guinea and Tunisia), has set itself the objective of examining the professional and social situation of the African artist, to emphasize the importance of the role and function that he plays in society, to identify the areas of intervention of the various stakeholders in the policy to be redefined in this regard and to prepare an international conference on the Status of the Artist.

Since the goal is not to define a catch-all status of the artist but rather to produce a reflection that could nourish and inspire the processes at the country level, the scientific orientation of this seminar has chosen to center the reflection on the situation of the African artist in Africa.

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