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Coordinated by the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, the Medinea network (Mediterranean Incubator of Emerging Artists) consists of cultural organization of the music sector engaged in a dynamics of transmission, exchange and collaboration at the international level (higher education institutions, cultural centers, festivals, music markets and concerts venues).


The aim of the network is to train up-and-coming artists undertaking innovative musical projects in the Mediterranean by guiding them in the design, implementation and dissemination of their artistic projects. The network also wishes to increase dialogue between players on the Mediterranean cultural scene, promote the circulation of artists around the Mediterranean Basin and encourage reflection on artistic creation in the region.


Fanny Roustan


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



Our partners in the Mediterranean


For musician recruitment

CRD Aix-en-Provence / CRR Avignon / CRR Marseille / CRR Nice / CRR Toulon • FRANCE
Escola Superior de Musica de Lisboa • PORTUGAL
Mediterranean Music Institute - Berklee College of Music /Joven Orquesta Nacional de España (JONDE) • SPAIN
Seminari Nuoro Jazz / Conservatoriodi Milano Giuseppe Verdi • ITALY
Malta Youth Orchestra • MALTA
Academy of Music of Zagreb • CROATIA
Branimir Slokar Academy / Academy of Music in Ljubljana • SLOVENIA
University of Arts of Tirana – Music Academy • ALBANIA
Montenegrin Music Center • MONTENEGRO
SS Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje – Faculty of Music • MACEDONIA
National Conservatory of Athens / Tessaloniki State Conservatory • GREECE
ITU MIAM Center for Advanced Studies in Music / National Youth Symphony Orchestra of Turkey • TURKEY
Cyprus National and Youth Orchestra • CYPRUS
Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique / Ecole des Arts Ghassan Yammine • LEBANON
Edward Said National Conservatory of Music / Palestine Youth Orchestra • PALESTINE
Cairo Academy of Arts / Makan Egyptian Center for Culture and Arts • EGYPT
Instituts Supérieurs de Musique de Tunis et Sfax • TUNISIA
Institut National Supérieur de Musique d'Algérie • ALGERIA
Orchestre Philharmonique du Maroc • MOROCCO
Académie de Musique Rainier III • MONACO


For projects coproductions and tours

Festival de Marseille • FRANCE
Mediterranean Music Institute - Berklee College of Music / Casa Arabe • SPAIN
Festival Time in Jazz / Seminari Nuoro Jazz • ITALY
Morgenland Festival • GERMANY
St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity • MALTA
St Donat Festival • CROATIA
Bunker / Ljubljana Festival • SLOVENIA
Onassis Cultural Center • GREECE
ITU MIAM Center for Advanced Studies in Music • TURKEY
Festival de Baalbeck • LEBANON
Makan Egyptian Center for Culture and Arts • EGYPT
Journées Musicales de Carthage • TUNISIA
Festival des Andalousies Atlantiques / Visa for Music • MOROCCO

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