Balani’s runs the Medina in Mali, a successful cultural space where debates, exhibitions and concerts are held. Various artistic disciplines are covered, such as literature, photography and visual arts. There is also an active relationship with the neighbourhood and its residents, for example through an art route.

The Medina is a unique sanctuary that presents new visions of Mali and its culture, and also provides an important connection between Malian artists and the international art scene. DOEN supports Balani’s because it literally creates more space for imagination in a politically and economically difficult context.