Rabat – The 4th edition of the Jidar Festival, organized by the Association Boulevard L’EAC and the National Museums Foundation will take place from April 16-22. The highly-anticipated cultural event will allow a dozen street artists to unleash their imaginations on the walls of Morocco’s capital.
Ten national artists and teams of international artists representing Poland, France, Peru, Argentina, Spain, Greece, and Japan will create eleven monumental murals across the city, including Bab El Had, Hay Ennahda, and El Majd Avenue.
A collective wall, directed by Mexican artist Dherzu Uzala will also play a part of Jidar’s program. Addressed to aspiring street artists and students in art schools, Jidar has issued a call for participants on the festival website. The festival team will ultimately eight artists.
In January, the American website Artsy published an article, selecting Morocco’s capital, Rabat, as one of “the best cities to be a street artist Today.” The article notes that Rabat hosted the Jidar Street Art Festival in 2015 and 2016, saying that “the event brought artists together from around the world to paint alongside domestic talents.”