European Dancehouse Network (EDN): A Hundred. Mapping contemporary dance resources in Europe

There’s limited information for artists and producers and for organisations in search for partners for exchange and collaboration.EDN commissioned an action research project in order to explore how knowledge exchange across networks can contribute to a mapping process.

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The art of export > A guide by The Culture Diary

This guide offers essential advice and shares experiences from industry leaders. The guide also provides a go-to list of services available from government departments and agencies to help you make the most out of international opportunities.

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Staging risks # Risks on stage > Discover the OiRA tools for the Live Performance sector

The European social partners in the live performance sector have launched two new online interactive tools to support risk assessment ("OiRA" tools). The OiRA tools for the Live Performance sector have been developed to give venues, production companies and all those working in the sector a roadmap to address the many health and safety challenges they face. Such tools can be useful in the context of touring and collaboration works.

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Europe’s Creative Hubs – Who they are, what they do - A mapping

This research – based on 100+ survey responses, 12 depth interviews, and analysis of nearly 200 other Hubs – provides the starting point for understanding Europe’s Creative Hubs. It sets out who they are, what they do, and what support they need.

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Freemuse advocacy and campaign guide for artists at risk

Artists around the world face threats, attacks and imprisonment. Some are forced to flee into exile. The Freemuse Advocacy and Campaign guide, available in Arabic, French and Pashto as well as English language suggests a number of practical actions organisations and individuals can take locally and internationally to support musicians and artists at risk.

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Culture Agora - The new wiki platform for the creative industries and all the arts

This new tool, promoted by former Director of Spain’s Film Agency (ICAA), Ignasi Guardans, is conceived as a place in which information (text and video) becomes manageable, “filterable” constantly updated, freely available for all users interested in any area of culture and the creative industries.

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European Artists' Rights > A project in progress

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.

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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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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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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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Les réseaux du spectacle vivant

L'ensemble des réseaux du spectacle vivant sont recensés sur le pearltrees de la Nacre. Outil réactualisé régulièrement. Découvrez un autre moyen de vous mettre en réseau!

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ICT Toolkit, an introductory toolkit for artists and arts organisations

The toolkit, presented by the Africa Arts Institute (AFAI), provides an accessible online resource for anyone in need of advice on how to use everyday IT tools as effectively as possible. The 45-page toolkit covers new media platforms such as websites and blogs and social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud and Vimeo. It also addresses recently popularized initiatives such as ‘crowdfunding’.

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On the Move Repertory of web-links on cultural mobility in Latin America

One of the key objectives of this repertory is to help Latin American - and international - artists and cultural professionals to identify information sources and to find potential ways to support their cultural mobility related projects.

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Closer Look: European Cultural Networks in Practice

The handbook offers in-depth information on the networks, how they operate and how they are formed with a series of examples; it also providesgeneral tips and guidance on how to network.

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International Perspectives on Artist Residencies - IFACCA d'Art Topic n. 45

In October 2012, IFACCA conducted a survey of its members to understand more about global trends in government support for artist residencies, in preparation for the Res Artis General Meeting in Tokyo, Japan. The report considers government support for artist residencies, objectives and outcomes of residencies, mapping of residencies, funding opportunities, evaluation and future actions. Download it for free!

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Competencies for new contexts

TAFI - Training Artists for Innovation, Competencies for new contexts was a project examining the stimulation of innovation and creativity in European businesses through interventions by artists and creatives. The final publication is available for free download.

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Guide pratique de la mobilité des artistes et techniciens du spectacle en Europe (French only)

Le "Guide pratique de la mobilité des artistes et techniciens du spectacle en Europe" contient les informations essentielles à savoir pour faciliter la mobilité professionnelle des ressortissants de l’UE.

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a.RTISTS IN TRANSIT / How to become an artist in residence

On invitation of IGBK, the Berlin Weißensee School of Art and the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa) artists, curators and researchers discussed reasons for artists’ mobility at a conference that was held in 2011 in Berlin. Also they gave attention to the impacts of mobility on life and work of artists. Not for free.

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a.RTISTS IN TRANSIT / How to Become an Artist in Residence

The book a.RTISTS IN TRANSIT, published by IGBK, annette hollywood and Andreas Schmid, is now available. It collects contributions by Paolo Bianchi, Nikhil Chopra, Anna Lipphardt, Tanja Ostojic, Elke aus dem Moore/Natalia Kot and others (in English language, incl. summaries in German). It follows the IGBK event a.RTISTS IN TRANSIT / How to Become an Artist in Residence held in late 2011 in Berlin. The book can be ordered at IGBK office (from January 2013).

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Move On! Cultural mobility for beginners - OTM research dossier (newly updated: December 2013)

On the Move, in collaboration with its members and with the support of the Hippocrène Foundation, has prepared this agile guide with "tips & links" for your mobility experience. From understanding what "mobility" means to browsing the right links, from packing you suitcase to staying in touch with the great people you met: 10 "golden rules" to make the most of an experience abroad - no matter when, where and how long. Free download - in English, French, Italian and German! (last update: December 2013)

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