Worldwide

While in some parts of Europe the arts are trapped by market reality and squeezed by restless demands for economic surplus, in others, creative freedom is guzzled by political agendas and suffocated by the presence of the state in the arts.

Liberalism, freedom, public support, state interference; are these notions - being on our tongue every now and then - perceived in the same way in different historical, economic and social contexts?  This section gives us an insight into the various paradigms, challenges and aspirations prevailing in different parts of the globe.

Dounia BENSLIMANE
Music, dance, theatre, and halqa[1], have always been part of Moroccan culture and folklore, with their geographical specificities and diversity of expression - whether secular or spiritual.
Dounia BENSLIMANE
La musique, la danse, le théâtre, la halqa[1] ont toujours fait partie de la culture et du folklore marocains, avec leurs spécificités géographiques et la diversité de leurs expressions, séculaires ou spirituelles.
Victor Mayot
Les artistes réclamaient 40 millions. Ils n’en ont obtenu que quatre. «Une insulte», hurlent les gens de théâtre, particulièrement affectés par le financement précaire du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ). Pourquoi les arts de la scène rugissent-ils si fort? Résumé d’une situation de moins en moins tenable sur les scènes du Québec.
Victor Mayot
People are stupid. Wait, hear me out. I didn’t say that – although in a time when Donald Trump can get elected US president and a referendum can doom Britain to inglorious isolation, haven’t you occasionally wondered?
Victor Mayot
Des créatures affublées d’un nez de clown et vêtues de djellabas poussent des cris d’animaux. Des spectateurs sont invités à les rejoindre. Pas de gradins, pas de scène. Ici, le théâtre se tient hors les murs, à ciel ouvert, en plein centre-ville de Casablanca.
Victor Mayot
Inquiry carried out by party found stage and screen increasingly dominated by people from well-off backgrounds
Victor Mayot
La Fédération marocaine des troupes professionnelles de la chorégraphie s’insurge contre le retard des subventions destinées aux projets chorégraphiques et accordées par le ministère de la culture et de la communication. «Les résultats des subventions de la deuxième session de l’année 2017 lancées par le ministère n’ont pas encore été annoncés.
fbittencourt
There’s a stock image of the urban cultural ideal: bustling streets filled with colorfully painted walls, galleries with their doors wide open, live music bubbling out from local venues. This is the kind of environment, with economic as well as artistic benefits, that city governments around the world are looking to foster.
fbittencourt
How can cities continue to grow and attract investment while preserving their cultural infrastructure – and the vibrancy and diversity that make them unique? Our new ‘Making Space for Culture’ handbook for City Leaders explores how world cities across the globe are answering this question, from San Francisco to Shenzhen
Clara Giraud
Unlimited has teamed up with the British Council to provide travel bursaries to disabled artists and producers to attend the next IETM meeting. IETM is an international network for the performing arts, which our Project Manager Clara Giraud has been involved with for a few years. We’ve taken this opportunity to ask her what these ‘meetings’ are all about

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