Discover the winners of the ‘Concepts and challenges of cultural mediation’ course

The first Massari call received 103 applications from 16 governorates (Kasserine, Monastir, Kef, Djerba, Sousse, Sfax, Jendouba, Bizerte, Nabeul, Kebili, Gafsa, Médenine, Beja, Mahdia, Ben Arous and Manouba). 

Candidates were selected in two phases, according to a demanding set of criteria:

• the first phase was based on a call for applications. Applications were scored according to a grid of points awarded on the basis of criteria such as the applicant's familiarity with cultural mediation tools, creative skills, previous experience and fluency in Arabic and French.

This first stage of the selection process enabled us to reduce the number of applications from 103 to around twenty so that we could move on to the second stage. 

• the second selection phase consisted of 15-minute individual interviews with the panel of selected candidates.  

Candidates were assessed against criteria based on their communication skills, cultural awareness, interpersonal skills, motivation and commitment.

In the end, the 15 candidates selected to take part in the training course were : Saida Ben Salem, Wissal Bettaibi, Souha Dougui, Ghassen Gacem, Abir Gasmi, Ameni Ghimagi, Héla Grira (sous réserve), Feten Fellah, Hiba Himdani, Sarra Jouini, Ahmed Moumni, Mohamed Mseddi, Afef Omri, Mohamed Ali Rjibi, Cyrine Sellami.

Over a period of 10 days, from May to September 2024, participants will follow the module in the form of workshops, alternating theoretical contributions with expert input, field visits, experimentation with practical tools, individual and small-group work, role-playing, feedback and collective analysis.

This training program offers an in-depth exploration of the field of cultural mediation, equipping participants with the skills and tools necessary to facilitate access to culture for all.

Led by experts such as Chiraz Laatiri, Fatma Kilani, Saima Sammoud, Camille Mommége-Geneste, Mohammed Ben soltane, Sonia Kallel, and Aurélie Machghoul, this program alternates between theoretical input and practical workshops to explore the following themes:

● The state of culture and cultural rights in Tunisia

● Mediation mechanisms in line with the specific challenges of the territory

● Forms of mediation implemented to facilitate cultural interactions

● The reception of artwork in the context of cultural mediation

● Territorial and environmental challenges of mediation

● Anthropology in relation to cultural mediation

Immersive field visits enrich the pedagogical experience, allowing participants to discover cultural sites such as the 32bis Contemporary Art Gallery, the Bardo Museum, the Ennejma Ezzahra Center for Arabic and Mediterranean Music, the El Warcha collaborative design workshop, the No Name Cultural Center, the Chenini oasis, the Medina of Tunis and the Museum Lab in Kef.

→ Check the ‘Concepts and challenges of cultural mediation / Cultural mediation as a meeting point’ training programme.

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Massari training course ‘Concepts and challenges of cultural mediation’ from May to September 2024

Price information

Free, selection by application


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