Morocco/ 2. General objectives and principles of cultural policy  

2.2 National definition of culture

The MoC mandate includes supporting plastic art exhibitions, theatre activities, and musical performances, publishing and organising art festivals. Added to this is the interest in maintaining archaeological sites and ancient cities, existing and virtual museums. To this end, the Directorate of Cultural Heritage has worked specifically on cultural issues ranging from archaeological sites, to ancient cities, natural sites, historical monuments, traditional skills, and cooking. Moroccan festivals celebrate the full array of “culture”, such as the Ahidous Festival in Ain Lloh and the National Festival of the Art of Aita, the Hassani Poetry and Singing Forum, The Art of Alroais & the Divan of the People of Sousse Festival, the Malhoun Arts Festival of Rahshediyya, the Obaidat Alrma Festival of Khrepkai, and the Moroccan World Festival of Marrakech Caftans.

Chapter published: 05-05-2016