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MACAAL Bootcamp

MACAAL Bootcamp - deadline 18 Nov 2019

MACAAL, in partnership with A Million Dots, launches the first program to source and strengthen cultural agents from the contemporary art world in Africa.

MACAAL Bootcamp is an intensive 4-day session to assess and challenge oneself and get empowered by professionals and mentors. Each bootcamp participant will be able to think of themselves as part of a professional ecosystem and find their strengths and needs through a series of workshops and masterclasses on core skills.

The Bootcamp will create a “school spirit” among its 20 participants thanks to a hybrid format made of training, knowledge building, practical workshops on cultural leadership and management.

At the end of the bootcamp, participants will have a roadmap for their future progression and a stronger professional base, as well as a consolidated professional network to help them map out their career: continued training, international mobility, residencies, crossed institutional projects, etc.


  • Source high potential young African professionals and build a Pan African peer group with professional opportunities
  • Structure the African ecosystem through skills and sustainable know-how
  • Help create a generation of African professionals, in Africa.
  • Equip cultural structures with empowered and pro-active agents


  • Must not be over 35 years old
  • Must be currently active (salaried or independent) in contemporary art and/or visual arts
  • Must speak English, conversational level

A total of 20 seats are available. MACAAL offers 15 bursaries to cover the Bootcamp expenses (1100$/ 1000 euros per person + travel and accommodation) based on the applicant’s level of eperience and financial situation.


  • Koyo Kouoh :  Founder of Raw Material Company (Dakar), Director of Zeitz MOCAA (Cape Town)
  • Touria El Glaoui :  Founder of  1-54 African Contemporary Art Fair (New York- London-Marrakech)
  • Alya Sebti : Director of IFA Gallery (Berlin), co-Curator of Manifesta 13 (Marseille)
  • Maria Daif :  Consultant in cultural engineering (Casablanca)
  • Laila Hida :  Founder of  Le 18 (Marrakech)
  • Teesa Bahana: Director of 32° East Ugandan Arts Trust (Kampala)
  • Sabrina Kamili: Cultural projects manager, partnership expert (Casablanca)
  • Andrea Goulet : Consultant, expert in digitization applied to the arts and culture sector (Paris)
  • Fatima Ezzahra Bouayad :  Senior manager at McKinsey Company (team leadership expert) (Paris)
  • Meriem Berrada : Head of cultural projects Fondation Alliances (Casablanca), Artistic Director MACAAL (Marrakech)
  • Claire Solery :  Founder of  A Million Dots,  Co-Founding Director of We Are Museums (Paris)

Visit MACAAL website for further information and to apply.


Deadline 18 Novembre 2019


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