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Coordinated by the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and its Académie, the Medinea network (MEDiterranean INcubator of Emerging A rtists) consists of European and Mediterranean cultural sector organisations (higher education institutions, cultural centres, festivals, music markets, performance venues, media) who are involved in international exchange and collaboration.

Its main objective is enable emerging artists from the Mediterranean area to develop their careers. It thus provides a platform for artist recruitment, exchange of ideas and the production
and dissemination of innovative projects. Medinea meets around professionals from music and cultural institutions and artists from around the Mediterranean during biannual meetings, held in Aix-en-Provence and other towns and cities in the network; and Medinea meetings, which are open to the public.


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Network's activities

Medinea sessions

Starting from 2016, the Medinea Sessions offer to artists selected by the members a tailor-made support to develop intercultural projects in the countries represented in the network. Workshops in outreach actions and training in cultural entrepreneurship complete these creation training residencies. The creations are presented at the Festival d’Aix before its audience and professionals working in the field of music, as well as in the framework of events organized by Medinea partners.

The Medinea sessions aim at supporting cultural diversity, promoting interdisciplinary and cross-boundaries aesthetics, encouraging new approaches to the audiences and facilitating mobility across the Mediterranean region.

Medinea music conferences

These open days music conferences giving the public an opportunity to meet professionals of the music sector and discuss new scenarios of music creation and artists mobility in the Mediterranean region.

Medinea events



Why joining Medinea?

EXCHANGE > Engaging in a community of cultural actors for a common action : participate in the network’s meetings and the conferences open to the public
INSPIRE > Discovering new talents and exploring artistic realities : identify emerging artists in the Mediterranean
GUIDE > Accompanying artists in the development of their carreers, raising awarness among audiences : organize cultural entrepreneurship workshops and outreach activities
CREATE > Encouraging cultural diversity, cross-boundaries aesthetics and interdisciplinary : suggest and organize the Incubator’s projects
CIRCULATE > Stimulating reciprocity thanks to intensified mobility of artists, productions and cultural actors : host and make circulate the Incubator’s projects

With the support of

Région Provence Alpes Côte d'AzurArt Mentor Foundation LucerneMécénat Musical Société Général


Our partners in the Mediterranean


For musician recruitment

Conservatory Darius Milhaud of Aix-en-Provence / Conservatory of Grand Avignon / Conservatory Pierre Barbizet of Marseille /
Conservatory Pierre Cochereau of Nice / Conservatory of Toulon Provence Méditerranée • FRANCE
University of Arts of Tirana – Art Academy • ALBANIA
Institut national supérieur de musique d'Alger (INSM) • ALGERIA
Cyprus Symphony Orchestra • CYPRUS
Zagreb Academy of Music • CROATIA
Cairo Academy of Arts / Makan Egyptian Center for Culture and Arts • EGYPT
Mediterranean Music Institute - Berklee College of Music Valencia Campus / Joven Orquesta Nacional de España (JONDE) • SPAIN
National Conservatory of Athens / State Conservatory of Thessaloniki • GREECE
Ente Musicale di Nuoro (EMN) / Conservatorio di Milano • ITALY
Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of music / École des arts Ghassan Yammine • LEBANON
Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje – Faculty of Music • MACEDONIA
Malta Youth Orchestra • MALTA
Orchestre Philharmonique du Maroc • MOROCCO
Académie Rainier III • MONACO
Montenegrin Music Center • MONTENEGRO
Edward Said National Conservatory of Music / Palestine Youth Orchestra • PALESTINE
Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa • PORTUGAL
Branimir Slokar Academy (BSA) / Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana • SLOVENIA
Institut supérieur de musique de Tunis / Institut supérieur de musique de Sfax • TUNISIA
ITÜ MIAM Center for Advanced Studies in Music / Turkish National Youth Orchestra • TURKEY


For projects coproductions and tours

Festival de Marseille - danse et arts multiples • FRANCE
Morgenland Festival Osnabrück • GERMANY
The Musical Evenings in St Donat • CROATIA
Makan Egyptian Center for Culture and Arts • EGYPT
Mediterranean Music Institute - Berklee College of Music Valencia Campus / Casa Árabe • SPAIN
Onassis Cultural Center • GREECE
Time in Jazz / Seminari Nuoro Jazz • ITALY
Baalbeck International Festival • LEBANON
St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity • MALTA
Festival des Andalousies Atlantiques / Visa for Music • MOROCCO
Bunker / Festival Ljubljana • SLOVENIA
Journées Musicales de Carthage (JMC) • TUNISIA
ITÜ MIAM Center for Advanced Studies in Music • TURKEY

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