Plastic arts, music, ancestral crafts… Essaouira’s many assets provide a framework for local actors to collaborate in the creation of creative tourism experiences that meet the demand of new generations of travelers looking for authenticity and human values. They also participate in the creation of an ecosystem between artists, artisans, creative industries, the tourism and hospitality sector, and of course, the local population.
Essaouira’s membership in the Creative Tourism Network® in 2022 will allow it to capitalize on the city’s various achievements, notably its designation by UNESCO as a Creative City of Music. It is also a new opportunity to convert Essaouira’s cultural potential into a pioneering tourism model, synonymous with economic development, but also with respect for the culture and the inhabitants.
Among all the possibilities offered by the city, discover below some ideas of creative experiences to live during your next trip:
- Creative workshops and courses offered by Izza L’Atelier 198 for adults and children from 8 years old: intuitive watercolor and painting, observati on drawing, illustration, travel journal, paper mache.
Find out more information (in French): https://www.facebook.com/latelier198essaouira
- Courses of traditional pottery and discovery of primitive pottery at Dar Sitaraa.
Find out more information (in French): https://www.facebook.com/Segalghis/
- Cooking and pastry workshops proposed by the women’s association El Khir followed by a convivial moment of tasting and exchange.
Find out more information (in French): http://www.elkhir.ma