The Moroccan Government has set up a new national art prize to promote creativity and innovation in Moroccan artists.
Rabat – On 30 May, the Moroccan Government adopted regulation n.2.17.362, which creates a national art prize.
Proposed by the Ministry of Culture and Communication, the prize is designed to “encourage creativity, in particular among younger artistes, to inspire them to innovate and to further their creative efforts.”
The prize will be judged annually and will include a national photography prize and a national sculpture prize and a national youth artist prize.
The winners of each former prize will receive MAD 100,000 (approximately $10.4 thousand), funded by the “National Fund for Cultural Action,” which sits under the Ministry of Culture.
The date for the first national art prize has not yet been set.