During a round table organized on Saturday at the Villa des Arts in Rabat, on the occasion of the 8th edition of the MOCA festival, African actors of the cultural and creative industries (CCI) sector contributed their views on “Made in Africa”.
The opportunities, challenges and prospects of the “Made in Africa” concept were at the focus of the panelists’ debates, while reviewing the obstacles that hinder the emancipation of the continent on the cultural and creative level.
In this sense, the panelists stressed the importance of investing in culture by supporting efforts to enhance, promote and disseminate art, expressing the need to create spaces dedicated to the exhibition of cultural works.
The panelists also mentioned the need to be aware of the added value generated by artistic work and to facilitate the circulation of African know-how, while advocating for the decentralisation of artistic action and its support in terms of communication, as well as for the dissemination of African arts on new markets and for placing African identity at the heart of this dynamic.
In addition, the panellists called for the development of a legal framework for artists and for the regulation of the sector.
Organised from 18 to 21 May in Rabat, the 8th edition of the MOCA festival is held under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, in partnership with the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLGA), the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication.