Programme

The first route of the museum ship will be the Mediterranean, an area of millennia of history and exchange, which has always mobilized and nourished the inspiration of artists, and naturally invites intercultural dialogue.
Discover the programme of activities
on the quayside and in the towns: performances, concerts, conferences, screenings, workshops, meetings and other events. 

Next step:
Tangier, Morocco (September 20 to 29)
See this city's agenda
Next steps

Upcoming events

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31
Jul
Out of doors
Children

Cultural tour: Stamping card game for young audiences

Vieux-Port - Quai de la Fraternité, Marseille France
6/6/24
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31/7/24
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Take part in the Art Explora children's competition and its 13 partner venues! Collect as many stamps as you can by visiting each of the Festival's partner cultural venues from June 6 to July 31, 2024.

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Marseille
2024-06-06
2024-07-31

Past events

06
Jun
18
Jun
Pavillon Central
Exhibition
All audiences

Under The Azure

Vieux-Port - Quai de la Fraternité, Marseille, France
6/6/24
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18/6/24
10:00am
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8:20pm

Under the Azure is an exhibition paying tribute to the Mediterranean Sea, to the imagery it evokes, to the awe it inspires, and to the ancient and contemporary myths associated with it.

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Marseille
2024-06-06
2024-06-18
06
Jun
18
Jun
Photo Pavilion
Exhibition
All audiences
Photography

Undertow

Vieux-Port - Quai de la Fraternité, Marseille, France
6/6/24
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18/6/24
10:00am
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8:20pm

This exhibition explores the Mediterranean in the context of migration and exile, highlighting the work of emerging photographers from the region.

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Marseille
2024-06-06
2024-06-18
06
Jun
18
Jun
Virtual Reality Pavilion
All audiences

Journey through time and space

Vieux-Port - Quai de la Fraternité, Marseille, France
6/6/24
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18/6/24
10:00 à 20:20
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If online reservations are fully booked, you can come directly to the event without a reservation (subject to availability)!

Discover recent virtual reality creations connected to the themes of the Art Explora Festival: heritage, art culture, migrations...

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Marseille
2024-06-06
2024-06-18
21
Mar
31
Mar
Conference
All audiences

Open Book Fora

Xatt Pinto, Valletta Waterfront, Valletta, Malta
21/3/24
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31/3/24
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Open Book Fora is a diverse and inclusive gathering where individuals share their stories and explore subjects resonating with contemporary society. This initiative celebrates diversity, fostering openness, inclusivity, and understanding among participants. It reminds us of the power within shared narratives, each intertwining a distinctive thread into the collective experience.

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Valletta
2024-03-21
2024-03-31
21
Mar
21
Mar
Performance
All audiences
Circus arts

NUYE

Xatt Pinto, Valletta Waterfront, Valletta, Malta
21/3/24
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21/3/24
7:30pm
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8:30pm

NUYE is a circus and choreographic proposal for six acrobats that starts from the exploration of the dynamics of couple/duo/partner relationships and that reflects the comings and goings between self and others, in a constant search to feel complete.

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Valletta
2024-03-21
2024-03-21
21
Mar
21
Mar
Performance
All audiences
Concert

*Etnika

Xatt Pinto, Valletta Waterfront, Valletta, Malta
21/3/24
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21/3/24
9:00pm
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10:00pm

*Etnika has a two-decade track record of creating original and interactive performances and creative projects that raise awareness of Maltese traditional music, whilst challenging and broadening the concepts of local culture through innovation and integration.

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Valletta
2024-03-21
2024-03-21
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Frequently asked questions

When is the Art Explora Festival?

The Art Explora Festival will take place from spring 2024 to spring 2026 in various Mediterranean cities.

Where will the Festival events take place?

Festival events take place both on the museum boat's quay and in heritage and/or emblematic sites in the stopover towns. To find out all about upcoming events in your town, consult our Agenda.

What kind of events are scheduled during the Festival?

The Art Explora Festival offers a rich, multi-disciplinary program including visits to the museum ship, exhibition pavilions, virtual reality experiences, artistic performances, concerts, conferences, film screenings, creative workshops and meetings. You'll be able to discover local and international artists, as well as thinkers and cultural players exploring contemporary themes related to the Mediterranean region. To find out all about upcoming events in your city, consult our Agenda.

Are events free?

All Festival events are free of charge. Please note, however, that some events - such as visits to the museum boat - must be booked through the ticket office. Please consult the page dedicated to each event for more information on times and booking procedures.

What are the good practices during the Art Explora Festival?

To ensure that everyone has the best possible experience at the Festival, we have drawn up a visitors' charter listing a few good practices.

Is access to the boat free?

Yes, the boat tour is free. However, you must reserve your time online in the dedicated area of our ticketing service.

Is there a specific dress code for visiting the museum boat?

For reasons of safety and preservation of the boat, high heels and stilettos may not be worn on the boat.

How can I take part in workshops and meetings?

To take part in the workshops and meetings offered during the Festival, you'll generally need to register in advance. Information on how to register will be available on the dedicated event page, where you can also find details of times and how to take part.

Will there be child-friendly activities?

Yes, the Art Explora Festival also offers child-friendly activities, such as creative workshops specially designed for young participants. See the program to find out about events and activities adapted to children and families.

How do I get on board the museum boat?

The museum boat is open to all, free of charge and subject to registration. Find out all about the museum boat on our dedicated page. To find out on which quay it will be moored, consult the page dedicated to your town.

Is the museum boat accessible to people with reduced mobility?

Appropriate facilities have been set up on the Festival site for the reception and access of people with reduced mobility. The boat is equipped with a 1m-wide ramp, accessible to people with reduced mobility, but may require the accompaniment of a third party due to its gradient of over 6%. Access to the aft deck and immersive exhibition is possible. However, the upper deck is not accessible. Please inform us in advance of any special accessibility requirements, so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

How can I become a Festival volunteer Art Explora ?

Thank you for your interest in the Festival Art Explora ! To find out more about our volunteer opportunities and to apply, please visit our "Become a volunteer"section of our website. There you'll find all the information you need about the roles available and the application procedure. We look forward to meeting you!

How can I become a Festival partner Art Explora ?

We're delighted to be considering new partnerships for the Festival Art Explora. To find out how, please visit our dedicated page or write to us at contact@artexplora.org