Theater spaces will be improved in 14 cities by the end of the year, according to the Ministry of Culture.
Rabat – In honor of National Theater Day on May 14, Morocco’s Ministry of Culture announced it will widen the network of theaters across the country and improve infrastructure.
In a statement, the Ministry of Culture said it is actively working on improving theater spaces in the cities of Al-Hoceima, Zmamra, Tamesna, Sraghna, Chichawa, Rissani, Taroudant, Ifrane, Taounat, Tetouan, Tangier, Debdou, Khémisset, and Sidi Slimane by the end of the year.
On National Theater Day, the Ministry consulted with regional and provincial governments as well as civil societies to put into place a national program of activities which “cover all of the Kingdom’s cultural centers, theaters, and entertainment venues.”
The Ministry continued that the program includes theatrical performances for adults and children, tributes to popular figures in dramatic art, meetings with artists and creators, as well as training and awareness workshops.
The statement added that the ministry’s end goal is to strengthen territorial equity and sustain an efficient development model in terms of cultural action.
The Ministry of Culture released a similar statement this month in honor of National Music Day on May 7. The Ministry promised to give special attention to music conservatories, as part of a new strategy to boost artistic and musical training in Morocco.
As part of this initiative, the Ministry will open 9 new music conservatories in El Jadida, Al Hoceima, Fnideq, Ouezzane, Martil, Taza, Tiznit, and Taounate.
The Ministry will also create a National Higher Institute of Music and Choreography, as well as new authorization for 15 private musicl conservatories across the country.
The Minister of Culture and Communication, Mohamed El Aaraj, advocated for an increased focus on music, culture, and art in Morocco’s education system at the National Symposium on Arts Education in January. This month’s announcements are part of broader efforts to realize his vision for Moroccan cultural policy.