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On the Move's mobility info points - organisations mostly or partly dealing with providing free information on administrative aspects related to cultural mobility* - met in Berlin on 2-4 November. * visas, social protection, taxation etc.
We international cultural networks come together on a regular basis in Malta to share experiences and knowhow, to increase our cooperation and to discuss how we can better support the cultural sector. "The Value of International Cultural Networks" is our statement of why we are here and why we intend to stay. You are welcome share and spread the message.
ASEF culture360 supports the publication of E-connector, a new series of online resources on the culture and creative industries, digitalisation of arts and humanities and cultural mobility in Asia and Europe. This project was commissioned by ASEF culture360 and researched by On the Move with the contribution of the Luxembourg Agency for Cultural Affairs and Planting Rice. Discover the first directory focused on Cultural and Creative Industries.
On the Move participated on 19-20 June in Brussels in the two-day seminar on Artists' mobility, social security and taxation in the EU convened by the European commission - DG Education and Culture. OTM was commissioned, via the EENC network, to prepare an analytical report on the issue, which served as the background document of the event and was completed with the experts inputs from Pearle*.
Report and Resources - GALA Workshop on green issues for the sustainable support of cultural mobility, Berlin (Germany), 12-13 March 2014
This GALA workshop targeted EU funders (public and private) and cultural policy makers interested in including green criteria in the way they support culture and cultural mobility in particular. The EU funded project, GALA is coordinated by Julie’s Bicycle and DutchCulture ¦ TransArtists. The training was organised by OTM in collaboration with ITI-Germany and IGBK. The report and key resources are available online.
While preparing On the Move's participation in a public panel related to touring world musicians and visa issues - as part of WOMEX 13 (Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom) -, we realised that it would be relevant to have a specific page to gather different information portals/organisations which can be useful in the time of visa applications or to report problems and obstacles. Check this list and contact us to share other relevant information!
Results of the public consultation by the European Commission: Improving procedures for obtaining short-stay ‘Schengen’ visas
The aim of the consultation was to collect opinions on how to have more effective rules on family reunification at EU level and to provide factual information and data on the application of the Directive. The results are now online and highlight in particular the characteristics of the arts and cultural sector with regards to high mobility and visas issues.
Presentation of the UN Report, “The Right to Freedom of Artistic Expression and Creation” by Farida Shaheed
The presentation of this report, coordinated by the EU Working Group on Arts and Human Rights (ARJ)*, was with its author, Mme Farida Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur in the field of Cultural Rights on 2nd of October 2013 in Brussels (Belgium) at the European Parliament.
European cities and cultural mobility: Trends and support actions: A study commissioned and supported by Nantes. Prepared by On the Move for EUROCITIES
This study "European cities and cultural mobility: Trends and support actions" analyses the policies and actions implemented by large European cities to support the mobility of artists and cultural professionals. This study is based on the results of a survey completed by 24 cities in 15 European countries.
La mobilité des artistes et les visas Schengen : recommandations pour la Commission Européenne (Direction Générale des Affaires intérieures) et les Etats membres de l'Union Européenne concernés
2013 est une année clef: la Commission européenne (Direction générale des affaires intérieures) va réviser le code des "visas Schengen" et dans ce but a mis en ligne une consultation publique pour améliorer les procédures d'obtention des visas "Schengen" de courte durée. Ce moment est donc stratégique pour le secteur culturel en Europe et au delà pour faire entendre la voix du secteur et pour faire connaître aux responsables de politiques publiques européens les besoins spécifiques des artistes en mobilité eu égard aux visas Schengen. Voyez ce que vous pouvez faire dès MAINTENANT!
Artists' mobility and Schengen visas: recommendations to the European Commission/DG Home and concerned EU Member States
2013 is a strategic year: the European Commission - DG Home Affairs is revising the EU visa code and has opened a public online consultation to improve the procedures for obtaining short-stay "Schengen" visas. Therefore this is a unique strategic moment for the cultural sector in Europe and beyond to make its voice heard and let the EU policy-makers know about the specific needs of mobile artists as regards Schengen visas. Here's what you can do NOW.
Cette Charte est un projet dans le cadre du financement Culture de l'Union européenne (2013-2014). Vous pouvez néanmoins toujours y trouver des outils, références et ressources utiles pour pratiquer, financer ou gérer votre mobilité.
The Charter for a sustainable and responsible cultural mobility was a project of On the Move's network in 2013-14 (part of the EU funding for networks under the Culture programme). Even if this project is over, you can still refer to some useful tips and resources to practice, manage and/or fund cultural mobility.
As a part of its advocacy activities for better conditions for the international mobility of artists and cultural professionals, On the Move (OTM) tackles visa issues: on this crucial theme we organised a training workshop in November, 15th- 16th in Brussels focused to Schengen visas. The results of this workshop form the core of this report, that presents specific obstacles faced by mobile artists, confronts theory and practice, and suggests concrete solutions. Mobility happens anyway: let’s make it happen better!
On the Move has endorsed and contributed to the common position of the mobility pilot projects on the new EU Culture programme. This joint paper was oficially presented to the European Commission at the Stakeholder Consultation Meeting that took place in Brussels on the 16th February.