Call for Applications : Press Cartooning School

Deadline : 24/08/2022

Credit : OliveWriters


The Press Cartooning School represents a unique program built to mentor and develop the skills of the next generation of Moroccan press cartoonists. The first edition will target Moroccan-based participants, hoping to build on it to expand to include other MENA countries.


The program will take place over a period of 4 months. Every month, we will host 3 online four-hour long sessions every Sunday, and 1 one-day long in-person workshop on the last Sunday of every month. In total, we have programmed 5 in-person workshops, and 12 online workshop sessions.


The program encompasses 6 units:

  • Introduction to press cartooning

  • Ideation in press cartooning

  • Methodology of commentary in press cartooning

  • Mental commentary

  • Visual commentary

  • History of press cartooning

The participants will be assisted in the creation of press cartoons for Al Mokhtazil electronic magazine. The magazine will showcase the work of the budding press cartoonists, and will enable them to share their ideas, opinions, and views on the world with a wider audience.


By the end of the program, Ali Ghamir will curate a virtual exhibition from the participants' works published in the magazine.


This is a fully-funded opportunity: Tuition, and , meals, refreshments, accommodation and course materials are provided free of charge to all accepted participants.


Eligibility :

  • Moroccan citizens aged between 18 and 35.

  • You must be based in Casablanca or be able to travel to Casablanca for the 5 one-day-long workshops.

  • You must be interested in learning about press cartooning, as both a form of journalism and an artistic form

  • This program is ideal for journalism students, arts students, and budding press-cartoonists.

Application :

Fill out the application form below, either in Arabic or English.

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