Artists Moving & Learning national reports

The “Artists Moving & learning” two year research project analysed the impact of mobility of artists in Europe from an educational and lifelong learning perspective. The first outcomes have been published: ten national monographs with interviews of artists from the performing and visual arts in 10 EU member states.

The project was funded by the European Commission and carried out between October 2008 and October 2010 and led by ENCATC, the European network of higher educational institutes and training organisations for cultural management, and coordinated by Mediana sprl. Further project partners are Inteatro, Centro Internazionale per la Promozione e la ricerca teatrale, and Fondazione ATER Formazione from Italy; Universitad de la Iglesia de Deusto in Spain; the Budapest Observatory on financing culture in Eastern-Central Europe Hungary; the Romanian Centre of Professional Training in Culture; and the French Joint Research Unit PACTE.

Research questions:

What are the effects of their cross-border movements –as bursaries in artists’ residencies or as guest artists in festivals, museums or galleries?

Does mobility boost the creativity and of artists?

Can non-formal learning resulting from artistic mobility be formalised by integrating it into initial professional education for artists?

How can instruments for life-long learning target better the needs of mobile artists?

To examine these questions, the “Artists moving & learning” partners have conducted interviews with artists from the performing and visual arts in ten EU Member States: Belgium, France, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and the UK.

Each national report is drafted reflecting the main findings of the interviews carried in each country with a limited number of professional artists.


In addition: see the final European comparative study designed as a tool for policy makers and for providers of initial and continuous artistic education.