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Scholarship program 2015 / 2016

Following the success of the inaugural program, The Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts in partnership with the University of Arizona, The American Institute for Maghrib Studies, La Fondation Jardin Majorelle, La Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent and the Global Initiative Foundation, invite applications for the second edition of the MMP+ scholarship Program. The objective of this program is to promote knowledge about photography, visual arts, museum education and management and curatorial studies.
Successful candidates will be chosen from university students and professionals working in Moroccan cultural institutions. Participants will observe and actively engage in a wide variety of museum and school partnerships that integrate museum collections and exhibitions with language development and writing in primary grades through university.
The MMP+ Scholarship will provide full funding for transportation and a three-week training session on the University of Arizona campus as well as field trips to other museums in Arizona and Los Angeles, California.

Le programme de bourses MMP+ vise à promouvoir les études photographiques, les arts visuels et les pratiques muséales. Les candidats retenus bénéficieront d’une formation intensive au sein d’un réseau d’écoles et de musées. Ce programme est lancé en partenariat avec la Fondation Jardin Majorelle, la Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint-Laurent, The Global Initiative Foundation, le Center for Creative Photography et l’Institut Américain d’Études Maghrébines (Tucson, Arizona). Après le succès de la première édition, le Musée lance l’appel à candidature pour la seconde édition du MMP+ Scholarship Program.

يهدف برنامج المنح التدريبية +MMP إلى تشجيع الدراسات في مجال تسيير المتاحف، فن التصوير الفوتوغرافي و الفنون البصرية. المرشحون الذين سيتم انتقاؤهم سيستفيدون من تدريب مكثَّف في مجموعة من المتاحف والمدارس العليا. يعد هذا البرنامج ثمرة شراكة مع مؤسسة حديقة ماجوريل ومؤسسة بيير بيرجي-ايف سان لوران ومؤسسة المبادرة العالمية ومركز الإبداع الفوتوغرافي و المعهد الأمريكي للدراسات المغاربية بجامعة أريزونا (الولايات المتحدة). بعد نجاح البرنامج الافتتاحي، يفتح المتحف باب الترشحات للدورة الثانية من برنامج المنح التدريبية.

Applicants must be enrolled as students during the fall of 2015 or be working in a Moroccan cultural or educational institution. In addition, they must demonstrate sufficient interest in some of the following fields: photography, visual arts, art history, art education, museum practices and community/school partnerships. Applicants must have a good practical understanding and ability to converse in English.

The application process consists of a cover letter indicating your interests, educational and professional goals and experience, relevant personal accomplishments, and how this scholarship program will advance your professional goals. A curriculum vitae of no more than one page must also be included and an interview may be required.
The top 10 selected applicants will be invited for interviews.

• E-mail applications to by September 30, 2015
• Successful candidates will be notified by October 30, 2015
• Travel dates for participants will be January 30-February 20, 2016

Mrs Karen Ruimy MMP+ Founder
Mr David Knaus: MMP+ General Director
Mr André Azoulay: Counselor to HM King Mohammed VI
Mr Rachid Benmokhtar: Minister of Education
Mr Madison Cox: Vice-President de la Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent
Mr Youssef El Bekkali: General Coordinator of HM King Mohammed VI Foundation
Mr Driss Khrouz: Director of National Library of Morocco
Mrs Katharine Martinez: Head of CCP, University of Arizona

The Purpose of the Scholarship Committee is to advise the Board of Directors of the Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts Foundation on the awarding of scholarships. the Scholarship Committee will review all scholarship applications received by MMP+ Foundation and advise the Board of Directors in establishing and modifying scholarship criteria and other elements of the program.

The MMP+ Scholarship provides full funding for transportation and a three-week training session on the University of Arizona campus as well as field trips to other museums in Arizona and Los Angeles, California.


Fatima Anaam, 23 Y.O.
Master Student in English Studies at Cadu Ayyad University, Marrakech
Mohammed Jadidi, 42 Y.O.
Curator at the Tangier American Legation Institute fo Moroccan Studies (TALIM)
Ayoub El Arraf, 21 Y.O.
Student at the National Institute of Archeology and Heritage Sciences, Rabat

A visual diary from this year’s successful applicants: Hajar Itqiq, Hicham Bouzid and Houda Bouihi

"Dear All, One week at the CCP and the Arizona Museum feels like a year of study...
"... Going through all the departements and seeing in real life how people are managing those gorgeous spaces is a big experience...
"What a week ! Learning, learning and learning. with such a beautiful and perfect energy...
We went to Pheonix last Wedensday, Ruth, Cass, Hajar and I and that was very memorable day. Getting to discover the Pheonix Museum of art, the inexpected Music Museum, and the great meeting with the founder of Art Intersection...
"By the end of this program, we'll be, for sure, ready to get into Moroccan museums with a strong background."
"... Meeting creative and inspiring people, talking to them, getting their experiences...
"The meetings we had this week were so interesting: for example I got to meet a metal conservator which was an amazing opportunity for me to discover the lab they work in and the tools they use and it reminds a lot of the laboratory I volunteered in this last summer."
"We met with the archivists, who gave us a brief introduction on how things work at their department."
"... We think that we have the right balance: between classes (theroy) and seeing directly people worcking and get the chance to ask them spesific questions...