Strategic communications consultancy Portland has published the findings of its Soft Power 30 2017 rankings for countries around the world, based on factors ranging from culture, government, enterprise, digital and education, to cuisine, friendliness, luxury goods, foreign policy and liveability. The Soft Power 30 rankings have revealed France rising to first place, while the UK remains in second place and the US sinks to third.
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.
On November 4, 2016 the IGBK (International association for visual arts in Germany) and IAA Europe (International Association of Art-Europe) cooperated on an international workshop on social security and artists' mobility in Europe, that took place in the Haus der Kulturverbände in Berlin. On the Move and its members (mobility info. points) contributed to the workshop. Find the report online.
There are three studies: Study on the artistic, economic and social impacts of 6 ACP festivals on ACP cultural industries, conducted by Catherine Buresi; Study on the economic and artistic challenges and benefits of online diffusion and distribution of ACP cultural content, conducted by Destiny Tchehouali and the Study on alternative and innovative funding mechanisms for ACP Cultural industries, conducted by Keith Nurse.
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!
European Leadership in Cultural, Science and Innovation Diplomacy (EL-CSID) > EU Cultural Diplomacy in the MENA region
Drawing upon the analytical tools defined in the EL-CSID Working Paper 1, this paper assesses the willingness, capacity and acceptance sustaining EU broadly-defined Cultural Diplomacy (CD) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The resulting qualitative mapping focuses on policies and initiatives which foster regional cooperation, both around the Mediterranean and among southern countries.
This publication is focused on social and participatory art practices analyzed through a methodology of dialogues and conversations with artists and cultural practitioners from Asia and Europe. Among the different topics discussed in the publication, there is the significant emergence of artistic and cultural mobility.
The ArtCOP21 Professional Workshop gathered in Paris on 3-4 December 2015 more than 150 representatives from the arts and culture from over 30 countries. The ArtCOP21 Professional Workshop aimed to foster cross-sector dialogues through the exchange of best practice and to highlight the necessity of focused support and funding mechanisms to consolidate the leadership of the cultural sector with regards to sustainable development and environmental sustainability. Download the report and the resources. Le rapport est également disponible en français sur le site de COAL.
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.
The European Networks of Institutes of Culture (EUNIC Global) commissioned the Department of Social, Political, and Cognitive Sciences of the University of Siena a report to survey existing cultural diplomacy training and research activities and to assess the training needs of the cultural diplomat of the future, as seen from practitioners and academics. Read the online report.
The European Commission and music sector are working together towards a new EU support strategy for music. A report of the work carried out so far through “Music Moves Europe” can be found online with special mention on cultural mobility.
Arterial Network has released a free e-book compilation of poems, articles and works of fiction on the subject of freedom of creative expression in Africa, titled How Free is Free? Featuring contributions from 25 authors from 14 African countries, the e-book has been produced as part of Arterial Network's Artwatch Africa project that aims to defend freedom of creative expression on the continent - and who better than the artists themselves to share their creative environment, their questions and their experiences.
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.
The mapping study has been produced in the context and with the support of the EU-China Policy Dialogues Support Facility (PDSF II), a project financed jointly by the European Union and the Government of the People’s Republic of China, implemented by a consortium led by Grontmij A/S. This consolidated version is based on the contributions of the two expert teams mentioned above and has been finalised by the European Commission (DG EAC).
The forms of employment are diversifying. Are these “atypical” operating modes impacting access to social protection for workers who don’t have a conventional employment status? How do changes on the European labour market impact access to social protection? Read CAE report and reflection paper.
This briefing note casts light upon culture in EU development policies and external action, reviewing discussions around this topic and opening the floor for questions. With the SDGs and new EU strategies in place, how will culture and development objectives meet in practice?
The goal of this Salzburg Global Seminar session was to build on path-breaking cultural initiatives to advance international and cross-sectoral links between existing arts and sustainability activities around the world, encourage bolder awareness-raising efforts, and recommend strategic approaches for making innovative grassroots to scale for greater, longer-term impact. Be part of the conversation while consulting the full report online!
The European Commission adopts a Strategy for international cultural relations which will contribute to making the EU a stronger global actor. The Strategy aims at encouraging cultural cooperation between the EU and its partner countries. Read more and the declaration.
D'Art 48 presents the results of the online survey on International Entrepreneurship in the Arts, disseminated among IFACCA members in May–June 2015. The IFACCA Secretariat assisted Dr Lidia Varbanova, international consultant in strategies and entrepreneurship in the arts and creative industries, in her research on this topic by working with her to develop the questionnaire and distributing it to the IFACCA network. The results of the research inform Chapters Four and Six of Dr Varbanova’s book International Entrepreneurship in the Arts, which will be published by Routledge in 2016.
Written by experts from national governments, the report addresses the challenges the cultural and creative small businesses face finding funding. It highlights over 100 innovative instruments and 32 success stories.