Morocco/ 8.1 Support to artists and other creative workers  

8.1.2 Special artists funds

The National Fund for Cultural Action, created in 1983 as a fund for private cultural initiatives, aims to audit the accounts of culture-related processes. The Fund evaluates the national heritage endemic to monuments and archaeology, as well as the development of artistic creativity and cultural revitalisation. It encourages the circulation of books and allocates funds to support the production and promotion of theatrical works, as provided for in Article 4 of Decree No. 2.00.345.

The Fund’s revenues come primarily from ticket sales to MoC-operated museums, historical sites and monuments, registration fees in music institutes, as well as proceeds from MoC publications.

The Fund grew 29% annually from 2007 to 2009, when it posted an income of MD 256 million. The following details how the fund spent its revenues in those three years.

It focused on:

  • Completing works on 5.5 hectares of the National Library at a total cost of MC 270 million.
  • Establishing the National Museum on an area of 10,000 m2 at a total cost of MD 73 million.
  • Building and preparing cultural and artistic institutions (culture houses, theatres, music and dancing institutes, and galleries).
  • Organising several national and international festivals and exhibitions, specifically Rawafid, Walila Exhibitions and the International Book Fair.
  • Participating in several international cultural exhibitions.
  • Supporting archaeological digs that enabled the preparation of such archaeological sites as Penca in Sidi Qasim and Kota In Tangier.
  • Reviving theatrical creativity as well as printing books.
  • Supporting cultural associations.






Chapter published: 05-05-2016