The Tunisian Cultural Observatory is a unifying and representative program for the civil society in the cultural sector. The work of the OTC based on a post-uprising legal and constitutional framework in Tunisia as well as international cultural conventions ratified. The goal of the observatory is to launch a national strategy for developing a participatory cultural policy; more concretely through bilateral and cross-national strategies between the government sector and independent, regional and thematic, organizational and individual.
From the start of October and from the evaluation studies and identification of the cultural sector needs, a draft statement of the place of culture in Tunisia remains indispensable as a preliminary phase (diagnostic) before starting a process of participatory and inclusive cultural policy.
OCT after reflection and more concretely, is in the launch phase of a digital platform under the address www.oct.tn. Thus, the site of OCT will list all information related to the cultural sector based on figures and statistics (sectoral, regional, organizational, governmental and nongovernmental). The site will also mark the launch of a communication partner and awareness on the importance of such a project for a real concrete and measurable change in the cultural sector as well as for the future of culture and development in Tunisia.
The objective of OCT is to democratize and decentralize information and opportunities for the different cultural actors at national, regional and international level, with artists, cultural associations and researchers. This platform also allows providing donors, the private sector, the government sector and international organizations a clear visibility on the cultural sector in Tunisia always based on concrete data and relevant figures.
Specifically, the direct beneficiaries of the observatory are the artists, cultural associations, researchers, entrepreneur’s artistic production companies, cultural operators, private sector, local, regional and international donors and the government sector represented mainly by those key ministries of Culture, Education and Tourism.