This page presents you the OTM monthly selection of publications. To discover all the documents of the Library, have a look at the subcategories in the navigation menu on the left and here just below.
TamizdatAVAIL (“Artist Visa Assistance and Information Line”) provides pro bono assistance to the international performing arts community with U.S. visa problems. The project grew in response to the performing arts community’s concern that an increasingly complex and unpredictable U.S. visa process is having a significant negative impact on the presentation of foreign performing artists to U.S. audiences.
The projects on this site promote their shared aims to: gather data to improve understanding of how European artists work; act as a catalyst to instigate genuine reform; encourage change to happen through collective artist bargaining; support cross-border networks and exchange of information between artists and creative managers.
The short analytical report focusing on the financial environment for the Cultural and Creative Sectors (CCSs) in EU Member States has been requested to the European Expert Network on Culture (EENC) by the Directorate General for Education and Culture of the European Commission (DG EAC).
IFACCA and Julie's Bicycle: D'Art Report 34b: The Arts and Environmental Sustainability: An International Overview
The report includes best practices from around the world and recommendations for enhancing the level of inclusion of environmental sustainability in cultural policy making and action. Check it out (including its numerous resources)
The four-year plan builds on the European Agenda for Culture and sets out priorities for promoting access to culture and audience development. It focuses on how to best manage Europe's cultural heritage, foster creativity and innovation in the cultural and creative sectors, and raise the profile of culture in EU's external relations (including mobility).
This study is the result of a six-month research project conducted in partnership with ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen). It delivers an overview of the EU funding procedures for the promotion of culture in foreign relations, and at explores alternative models of cooperation.
The artist Julien Friedler invites you to leave a trace in our human world. How does it work? he chose six questions he considers essential and which are at the basis of any of our societies. He invites anybody to answer it. We may all have a word to say, a short story in relation to the subject. The questionnaires will be then printed and placed at the heart of columns. Each column will finally include 5,000 questionnaires and all of them will form the Forest of Souls. The association Spirit of Boz supported financially On the Move in the year 2013.
The Agence luxembourgeoise d’action culturelle a.s.b.l. (Agence culturelle) is publishing the first edition of the « Guide to international artist residencies in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg » in close cooperation with institutions hosting residency programs. Check it out soon!
The ECAS Knowledge Centre is an online collection of resources on two broad themes: EU Rights and Civic Engagement in Europe. It aims at assisting civil society campaigners, researchers, analysts, academics, advisors, policy makers and interested citizens navigate through the large amount of information available in a user-friendly manner.
Creating and maintaining an up-to-date travel policy can help your organisation reduce its carbon footprint, and embed sustainability within the core behaviour of your business.Check the travel policy by Creative Carbon Scotland for inspiration!
Art for Change: Documentation of the Forum on the Conclusion of the Swiss Cultural Programme in South Eastern Europe (SCP)
Culture and the arts are building blocks of human existence. They make an essential contribution to the development of societies and can fulfil important roles in conflict situations and in democratic reconstruction. Acting on this conviction, Switzerland launched a long-term programme to promote the arts and culture in South Eastern Europe and Ukraine in 1999. From 2008 to 2013 the programme focused on the countries of the Western Balkans and trans-border projects. Find out more with the online final publication.
madein-theweb.com is a new site intended for Nordic performing arts aiming at an international audience and likewise intended for international agents, presenters and networkers who want to explore and be updated about what is going on in the Nordic countries.
EENC Report - Artists’ mobility and Administrative Practices related to Social Security and Taxation in the European Union (EU)
The report maps the obstacles, in the fields of social security and taxation, which artists and cultural professionals face when they are mobile or seek to be mobile in the EU. It also introduces a typology of identified obstacles, includes an analysis of the impact of recent legislative and regulatory developments and presents a set of good administrative practices. Resources (documents, info-points etc.) are listed pages 59-65.
Framing the Discourse, Advancing the Work Philanthropy at the Nexus of Peace and Social Justice and Arts and Culture
The report “Framing the Discourse, Advancing the Work: Philanthropy at the Nexus of Peace and Social Justice and Arts and Culture” is authored by Moukhtar Kocache. A valuable tool that is able to stimulate further reflection and exchange of lessons and opportunities for inculcating practices in philanthropy for supporting arts and culture work for its invaluable influence on the advancement of social justice and peace.
CPD’s annual research conference, held at the University of Southern California in February 2014, examined how emerging economies are paying greater attention to the value of culture and communication as they become bigger players on the international stage. The report is available for free download.
A guide to building a balanced, sustainable artistic life. "Don't starve. Make art". Why is it so hard? Why are so many talented artists exhausted and broke? MAKING Your Life as an Artist, a new book by choreographer Andrew Simonet, looks at the challenges artists face...
The Funders Task Force on Culture and Development is a multi-stakeholder platform of leading development donors. In February 2014 they gathered for a meeting in Brussels. The report of the meeting is now available.
International actions of European local authorities: crushed by the economic crisis or rejuvenated by new concepts?
The research looked at the different forms of municipal actions in terms of international cooperation, questioned the engagement of European municipalities and explained the recognition of city diplomacy. Part of the EU Award project.
ECF has prepared the publication "10 Years STEP Beyond Travel Grants (2003-2013)" offering an overview of the past, present and future of ECF’s flagship mobility grants programme, as well as giving a voice to some of the cultural change-makers involved.
"I am at Gate C 63. In the International Terminal at Newark Airport. New York to Dubai / and from Dubai to Iraq." Read the touching article by Jessica Litwak, Theatre Without Borders (OTM member).