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Monday, March 19th, 2018

Over 1,000 cultural, artistic activities held in Morocco in two months


Rabat More than 1,000 cultural and artistic activities were held at the national level in Morocco between December 2017 and January 2018, announced the ministry of culture and communication in a statement recently.

The ministry indicated that in October last year, the total number of activities held in different regions of the Kingdom reached 878.

One hundred ninety-eight of these activities were for the benefit of children, based on figures from a report founded on data collected from all the regional directorates, Morocco World News reported.

The ministry reported that 216 plays, 169 music performances, and 63 film activities were recorded, as well as more than 178 art exhibitions and 219 book activities.

According to the ministry, the rise in the number of theater activities establishes a competitive spirit between different regions. It also ensures quality that meets the cultural and artistic needs of citizens.

The ministry also said that it would follow-up on these activities, through the presentation of a bimonthly report to ensure continuity throughout the year.

This report would also include the strong and weak points of culture and art in Morocco and recommend cultural and artistic activities throughout the national territory.

In 2017, the Minister of Culture and Communication’s budget totaled MAD 330 million. The minister has said that the budget will cover all initiatives related to cultural interactions, including music, theater, and support services for different activities and cultural associations.

Source: International Islamic News Agency