Library

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.

16.07.2014

Making your life as an artist

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...

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11.07.2014

The Funders Task Force on Culture and Development - meeting report Feb. 2014

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.

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02.07.2014

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.

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29.06.2014

European Cultural Foundation (ECF) - 10 years of STEP Beyond Travel Grants (online publication)

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.

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26.06.2014

Checkpoints, Teaching Theatre in Conflict Zones

"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).

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25.06.2014

Enabling Crossovers: Good Practices in the Creative Industries in Asia and Europe

The publication includes 36 good practices in policy and practice from 33 countries in Asia and Europe, and covers 4 areas: creative skills, creative entrepreneurs, creative cities – sustainability, and creative cities - quality of life. Free download.

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11.06.2014

Preparatory action on Culture in EU external relations - report

Motivated by the fact that “the European Union has no cultural relations strategy”, the European Commission mandated in 2011 a consortium of eight cultural organisations, institutes, and a consultancy to propose such a strategy. The final report is now online.

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14.05.2014

Shelter from the storm?

Shelter from the storm? The asylum, refuge and extradition situation facing activists from the former Soviet Union in the CIS and Europe looks at some of the key issues around asylum, extradition and the provision of refuge for human rights defenders, political and religious activists and other controversial figures from the former Soviet Union.

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14.05.2014

International mobility toolkit by Battery Dance Company

Learn from the extensive international experience of Battery Dance Company through this online platform, The Cultural Diplomacy Toolkit! It will help you avoid doing the same mistakes experienced by Battery Dance Company, and will motivate you to think differently about the meaning of bilateral engagement and what the arts can achieve.

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14.05.2014

EU study report on projects using cultural expressions as a lever for employment, human rights, democracy...

The study, commissioned by the European Commission’s Directorate General responsible for development cooperation, aims to illustrate how cooperation projects involving cultural operators, cultural sectors of activity and/or cultural content can contribute to current EU development priorities, especially within the framework of the Agenda for Change and the new EU Multiannual Financial Framework.

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30.04.2014

European abroad - experiences of residency and co-production by META project

In the frame of its EU-funded project META, the IN SITU network has developed "Europeans abroad", aiming to create bridges with artistic and cultural partners outside Europe in the form of residencies or co-productions. Read about their experiences!

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23.04.2014

Guide to mobility funding opportunities - Focus on 13 Arab countries - new OTM-AEF-KAMS publication!

On the Move and the Arab Education Forum launch the online "Guide to funding opportunities for the international mobility of artists and culture professionals: Focus on 13 Arab countries". This guide is supported by KAMS - Korea Arts Management Service, and was carried out in cooperation with the Jordanian Hashemite Fund For Human Development and the Queed Zein Al- Sharaf Institute for Development.

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14.04.2014

First cultural mobility experiences for European artists and cultural professionals in China

OTM launches its new publication: a comprehensive list of online resources related to 8 key topics which are crucial to prepare properly a mobility experience in China. This guide is conceived as a practical tool for artists – individuals and groups/companies – and cultural professionals from all fields and disciplines, and in particular young and/or emerging artists and small groups. Free download!

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14.04.2014

Good Practice Report on Cultural & Creative Sectors Export and Internationalisation Support Strategies

The report builds on and complements the existing literature on the potential of cultural and creative sectors in the European Union and it is the first of its kind with a particular focus on cultural and creative sectors’ exports and internationalisation. This report is the outcome of the work carried out by the Open Method of Coordination (OMC) Working Group on Cultural and Creative Sectors’ Export and Internationalisation Support Strategies.

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07.04.2014

More flexible Schengen visa rules: new proposal from the EC

On April 1st, 2014 the European Commission released a new proposal on More flexible visa rules to boost growth and job creation, which includes proposals to shorten and simplify the current Schengen visa procedures and the creation of a new "touring visa", particularly interesting for live performing artists. Find all the details - and stay tuned: OTM will follow the discussion closely!

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20.03.2014

Check list: Tour in China (performing arts, music etc.)

This document is extracted from the former website “ China – UK Connections through Culture” (supported by the British Council). The information is targeted at UK/Chinese professionals, however the list of tips and advice can be relevant for other European/international groups.

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25.01.2014

Get ready for the European Elections 2014!

Read and spread the political manifesto by Culture Action Europe (CAE) for the European elections, presenting CAE’s vision for the European project and its demands for the future European Parliament. Use as well the excellent condensed advocacy-kit prepared by Trans Europe Halles!

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24.01.2014

International Performing Arts Resources - United States

Are you an American artist who is interested in touring internationally, an international artists looking to tour in the United States, or a presenter who wants to present international artistsbut unsure of where to begin? Check this webpage prepared by Center Stage.

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16.01.2014

Evaluation of the International Opportunities Fund (Wales) - a study commissioned by Wales Arts International to On the Move

Wales Arts International has commissioned an evaluation of the International Opportunities Fund (IOF) and its impact on the mobility of artists and cultural professionals based in Wales. The research was carried out by On the Move through interviews with both recipients of the IOF awards and their international partners.

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09.01.2014

Visa processes for performing artists in the USA - A webinar by the National Endowment for the Arts

The webinar provided an overview of the visa process and focus on the petition aspect, providing information to assist in preparation of petitions on behalf of foreign artists engaged for performances in the U.S. The presentation was followed by a Q&A session. Check it out if you plan performances in the USA.

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