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.
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.
Artistic mobility: views from European cities and artists, a study by the City of Turin and EUROCITIES
‘Artistic mobility: views from European cities and artists’ is a new study conducted by the city of Turin (former chair of the EUROCITIES ‘Mobility of artists’ working group) in partnership with EUROCITIES.
This report looks at the various ways in which cultural networks operate, including their resources, membership, funding and activities, views on the purpose of cultural networks, challenges and potential solutions, and their vision for the future.On the Move together with other member-organisations (IETM, FACE, Trans Europe Halles, RES ARTIS etc) are featured in this report.
First Global Report - Evaluating the Impact of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
Since the adoption of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, the world’s cultural landscape has changed considerably. Presented at UNESCO on 16 December 2015, the Report Re|Shaping Cultural Policies explores these changes and the policy impact of the Convention. One section of the report is entitled 'Minding the gaps: promoting mobility'.
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.
Arts advocacy is a key challenge, one shared by government agencies and arts communities around the world. This report (updated December 2013) provides a platform for the exchange of information and ideas about arts advocacy by exploring a range of campaigns currently being undertaken or planned by national arts funding agencies.
European cities and cultural mobility: Trends and support actions: A study commissioned and supported by Nantes. Prepared by On the Move for EUROCITIES
This study "European cities and cultural mobility: Trends and support actions" analyses the policies and actions implemented by large European cities to support the mobility of artists and cultural professionals. This study is based on the results of a survey completed by 24 cities in 15 European countries.
The Roberto Cimetta Fund (RCF), is publishing the summary of the debates during the “Madarat - platform for exchange” on 21st November 2012 at the Institut français de Beyrouth. This meeting grouped together 55 artists, operators, journalists, institutional representatives, experts and Board members of RCF and regional members of the Istikshaf platform from 21 countries.
RCF is pleased to publish an assessment on the impact of mobility. This assessment is a necessary follow-up, in the collaboration we have undertaken with regional and local partners, to define strategies for transnational artistic mobility. Our work aims to identify positive effects of travel and consequences in the nature and diversity of cultural and artistic products or offers. Find out the results!
We must ask ourselves, why is European citizenship not a topic of discussion in our cafes, schools, parks, museums, the places of everyday life? And the next question then is: what is the role of culture in the political integration process in Europe and what is cultural citizenship exactly? This compilation of articles is an attempt to start answering these questions.
International Artistic Mobility and Territorial Diplomacy: report of the Guimarães seminar by RCF, May 2012
Investing in artistic mobility is not only an individual moment of political responsibility but has long term spin-off effects on the appropriation of global cultural products, identity building and new forms of cultural expression that can be source of renewal in the country of residence as well as the country of origin. This document is the first step in discussing and identifying local and regional strategies to develop transnational artistic mobility. We hope to continue and enlarge this working process with local and regional authorities in Europe and the Arab world taking into account the impact of globalisation and the models of cooperation that could be possible and relevant in this context.
This report, established by the OMC working group on Mobility support programmes, considers in detail the benefits of artists’ mobility for all stakeholders involved, focusing on the results of mobility. Five "Key Principles" are proposed, in order to build a strong and sustainable framework for artists’ mobility in Europe and beyond - discover them in the article!
EFA BOOKS puts in the spotlight the role of the arts, culture and festivals in the society of today and highlights contemporary challenges. It contributes to and stimulates further discussion on cultural issues and it involves festivals in the international debate with politicians and cultural operators.
International Mobility: A Prerequisite for Intercultural Dialogue, by F.Richard, Mediterranean Yearbook 2011
Ferdinand Richard, President of the Roberto Cimetta Fund, presents a short contribution paper on the role of mobility in intercultural dialogue in the Mediterranean area and the place of international and/or local funding to support mobility in this region.
Report on the state of theatre and dance in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, EEPAP, 2011
This publication provides a set of comparable reports on the situation of theatre and dance in Eastern Europe, with a special focus on the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Ukraine, & Belarus), aiming at better understanding among and improved cooperation between the cultural operators of these regions and beyond.
This book sets activities of the independent cultural scene in the region of former Yugoslavia within the broader cultural and social context. There are reviews of the independent cultural scenes in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia; as well as a broad overview of the development of regional cultural cooperation among independent organizations. The publication also contains a series of recommendations for the introduction of specific measures of cultural policy.
Circostrada Network has updated the guide "Circus and Street Arts: Encouraging European Cooperation Projects".
Nordic Perspectives on European Networking: 13 independent cultural centres in conversation. What does international networking mean to independent cultural centres in the Nordic countries? How do they make their international contacts matter?
Having gathered seven partners in the Med space, the Sostenuto project aimed to open reflections on social and economic innovation in the Med zone. It enabled the experimentation, modelling and diffusion of new management and organisation models within the cultural sector. Two final publications are now available for free download: Culture as a factor for economic and social innovation and Culture & Innovation(s), Europe seen from the South.