UNESCO's Policy & Research series examines emerging trends in cultural policy and governance, and offers an in-depth analysis of key topics to reveal today's policy landscape. In doing so, it aims to inspire cultural policymakers and advocates to make innovative, evidence-based decisions that stimulate the growth of dynamic creative sectors around the world.
CEC ArtsLink > A Miracle or Misunderstanding: Socially Engaged Practices in the Art Prospect Network Countries
CEC ArtsLink presents a new publication, A Miracle or Misunderstanding: Socially Engaged Practices in the Art Prospect Network Countries, including field reports from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. This study grew out of CEC ArtsLink’s commitment to support international cultural mobility and new models to creatively address socio-political concerns, transforming urban environments, and engaging local communities. It serves to connect the broader international arts community to the post-Soviet region, engage funders, and advocate for the importance of transnational cultural exchange.
The challenges of cultural relations between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean / Retos de las relaciones culturales entre la Unión Europea y América Latina y el Caribe
The present book is one of the results of EULAC Focus research project, funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union, focused on the cultural, scientific and social dimension of relationships between the European Union and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). El presente libro es uno de los resultados del proyecto de investigación EULAC Focus, financiado por el programa Horizonte 2020 de la Unión Europea, centrado en la dimensión cultural, científica y social de las relaciones entre la Unión Europea y la Comunidad de Estados de América Latina y el Caribe.
Many organisations and networks in Europe have started to publish mapping, researches and online information about refugees' integration through art and culture and refugees / migrants as artists. This page is about listing these initiatives. Feel free to email mobility(at)on-the-move.org for further inputs.
Dansehallerne > Innovative Leadership Network (ILN) > Article: 'The international Mobility of Artists / Mobility of ideas and Aesthetics'
The Innovative Leadership Network (ILN) is a Nordic cross-disciplinary platform working towards enabling artists to become leaders, developing innovative methods for artistic research activities, as well as developing new ideas in relation to rethinking institutions, increasing audience engagement, investigating new presentation formats, tackling political & societal issues or working on sustainable practices… in order to challenge status quo. Regular online publications are feeding the reflection and build cross-sectoral knowledge. Check the article on 'The international Mobility of Artists / Mobility of ideas and Aesthetics'.
i-Portunus is a project, selected and funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, to trial a mobility scheme for artists and culture professionals. It is managed by a consortium headed by the Goethe-Institut with Institut français, Izolyatsia and Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts. The aim of the operational study, conducted by On the Move for the consortium, is to provide an analysis of the context and meaning of cultural mobility in Europe today, the needs in the sector and the strengths and weaknesses of existing cultural mobility schemes, as well as to define the most operational framework to implement first the pilot scheme and in the short/mid-term an EU mobility scheme for artists and culture professionals.
The project European Leadership in Cultural, Science and Innovation Diplomacy (EL-CSID) was conducted between February 2016 and February 2019, in the context of the H2020 programme on Europe as a Global Actor. This final report identifies the research undertaken, its research outcomes and policy recommendations.
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 regularly updated list and contact us to share other relevant information!
'Brexit is not (only) a UK issue'. The International team of Arts Council of Wales, Wales Arts International, has published a briefing note for the arts sector as we all prepare for the implications of Brexit. Wales Arts International is a member of On the Move. Read and share this document.
A new study in the journal Science has revealed an overwhelming correlation: artists who show work in a prestigious gallery or institution early on in their career have a much greater chance of carving out a successful one. The network map also shows dense and isolated regional clustering in countries in Europe, Asia, South America and Australia which suggests that these communities share artists mainly within their geographical region. The paper concludes by suggesting tactics to level the playing field and mitigate the impact of an artist’s network.
Study by Hertie School and Open University for British Council and Goethe-Institut says they can. Can cultural activities help solve international challenges? Under certain conditions, they can reduce conflict and strengthen civil society, a group of researchers discovered in a project commissioned jointly by the British Council and the Goethe-Institut. Designed and conducted by the Open University (UK) and the Hertie School of Governance (Germany), the Cultural Value Project took a close look at the impact of cultural relations on “societies in transition”. The results were based on a series of workshops, interviews and surveys in Ukraine and Egypt and were published in November 2018.
Research for CULT Committee - Mobility of artists and culture professionals: towards a European policy framework
Mobility is a social and economic condition of artists and culture professionals and, at the same time, a vector of social and economic development. However, mobility in the cultural and creative sectors is faced with a number of issues that need to be addressed at EU and national levels. The paper provides recommendations for a EU-wide mobility framework which entails both a dedicated mobility scheme and an improved regulatory environment that would facilitate mobility in Europe. Find the research online (authored by KEA - European Affairs)
Evaluation du Programme Erasmus+ dans l'enseignement supérieur culture et projet d' Erasmus de la culture
Cette étude a d'une part l'objectif d’établir un bilan et des perspectives pour la mise en œuvre du programme Erasmus + dans les écoles relevant de l’enseignement supérieur culture, et d’autre part l'ambition de contribuer à la réflexion sur la création d’un programme « Erasmus de la culture », destiné à dynamiser la mobilité des artistes et professionnels de la culture en Europe.
Study: Cultural Cooperation between the European Capitals of Culture and Cultural Cities of East Asia: Opportunities and Challenges
In the framework of the Forum on Cooperation between European Capitals of Culture (ECoC) and Cultural Cities of East Asia (CCEA) in Shanghai in November 2017, co-organised by the Cultural Diplomacy Platform, a study has been completed by expert Else Christensen-Redzepovic. This study was commissioned by the European Commission and the EU Delegation to China with the objectives of assessing the potentials and challenges for developing a strategic partnership between the EU cultural flagship initiative “European Capitals of Culture” and the trilateral Japan, China, South Korea cultural cooperation initiative “Cultural City of East Asia”.
This article written by Richard Polácek and updated by Marie Le Sourd in 2017 highlights the evolution and trends related to the question of cultural mobility within the spectrum of EU policies. This article has been commissioned by Touring Artists, the information portal for artists and creatives working internationally, initiated by ITI and IGBK, both member-organisations of On the Move.
Which consequences will Brexit have for cultural cooperation between Germany and the UK? Which consequences are actual, which are only potential? How can Germany’s foreign cultural policy react at the initial stage of this process? How can intercultural exchange be secured with a long-term perspective despite Brexit?
The Global Report assesses the impact of the most recent policies and measures taken around the world to implement the UNESCO 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, now ratified by 145 States and the European Union. Read the report and in particular the section 'Surviving the paradoxes of mobility' written by Khadija El Bennaoui.
The agency organised a high-level expert meeting in Vienna on 29-30 May 2017, bringing together participants from different EU Member States and horizons, including: human rights and fine arts academics; museum staff; curators; representatives of civil society organisations focusing on artistic freedom; and artists from the fields of photography, visual arts, comics, choreography, literature and music. Find the report online.
This book that presents collection of texts has been created as a result of two separate projects: the conference BITEF (Belgrade International Theatre Festival) and Cultural Diplomacy: Theatre and Geopolitics and the Creative Europe Desk Serbia research project about the state of the art in international and regional cultural collaboration in Serbia. Thus the book is divided in five complementary parts. part I: Cultural diplomacy: soft power or fair cooperation part II: Theatre festivals in cultural diplomacy part III: Paradiplomacy and bottom-up cultural diplomacy part IV: Serbia – challenges and perspectives of international cultural cooperation part V: Cultural cooperation data - statistical annex.
The European Leadership in Cultural, Science and Innovation Diplomacy (EL-CSID) project analyses the relevance of cultural, science and innovation diplomacy for EU external relations, locating developments in these fields in the evolving global context. The website of this project include interesting resources related to cultural diplomacy for EU external relations.