On July 27, the Mediterranean Citizens’ Assembly Foundation (FACM) presented the first virtual residence for artists of the Mediterranean RAVMED-19. A project promoted by the FACM in cooperation with the Mostra Viva del Mediterrani association and the CREI entity.
Within the framework of global confinement caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, from the ACM circle in Algiers comes the initiative “Virtual Residence for Mediterranean Artists-RAVMED-19”. An initiative that will allow the visibility of artists from the region, as well as students of Fine Arts and artistic baccalaureates. RAVMED-19, still in the prototype phase, has opened a call for artists from all over the Mediterranean who this time will reflect and make artistic productions that deal with COVID-19.
With an approach that enhances sustainable cultural plurality through a virtual artistic residence and interactive gallery, the initiative aims to break the isolation of artists, foster cooperation and exchange through a digital environment open to all professionals in culture.
This project has been submitted to the Call for Cultural Diversity promoted by UNESCO and has the sponsorship of the FACM to be carried out in the best conditions. VICENT GARCÉS, President of the FACM; participated in the opening ceremony of last July 27, held virtually and with about fifteen selected artists; MARIA COLOMER, President of MVM; AMINA AMARAN, Representative of the Algerian Cultural Center in Paris and the promoter of the project, and member of the ACM circle in Algiers, Zino Seffadj.
The event was televised in Algeria and was attended by members of the ACM circles from six Mediterranean countries cooperating in this initiative, including the circles of Valencia, Algiers, Oran, Casablanca, Palestine, Naples and Sarajevo with more than one twenty institutions and entities linked to them. The final objective of this project is for it to become a permanent platform for dialogue, reflection, promotion, entrepreneurship and artistic exchange in the Mediterranean.