07.02.2015

TamizdatAVAIL > Visa solving project (US) for the performing arts sector

TamizdatAVAIL is a non-profit project that provides both urgent and long term solutions to pervasive U.S. visa problems faced by the international performing arts community. Get free help and advice and share your stories!

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19.01.2015

Opportunities for CCSs to Access Finance in the EU – Short Analytical Report

The short analytical report focusing on the financial environment for the Cultural and Creative Sectors (CCSs) in EU Member States has been requested to the European Expert Network on Culture (EENC) by the Directorate General for Education and Culture of the European Commission (DG EAC).

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27.12.2014

IFACCA and Julie's Bicycle: D'Art Report 34b: The Arts and Environmental Sustainability: An International Overview

The report includes best practices from around the world and recommendations for enhancing the level of inclusion of environmental sustainability in cultural policy making and action. Check it out (including its numerous resources)

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14.12.2014

European Commision: New Work Plan for Culture (2015-2018)

The four-year plan builds on the European Agenda for Culture and sets out priorities for promoting access to culture and audience development. It focuses on how to best manage Europe's cultural heritage, foster creativity and innovation in the cultural and creative sectors, and raise the profile of culture in EU's external relations (including mobility).

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01.12.2014

European external cultural relations: Paving New Ways?

This study is the result of a six-month research project conducted in partnership with ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen). It delivers an overview of the EU funding procedures for the promotion of culture in foreign relations, and at explores alternative models of cooperation.

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08.10.2014

European Citizen Action Service - ECAS Knowledge Centre

The ECAS Knowledge Centre is an online collection of resources on two broad themes: EU Rights and Civic Engagement in Europe. It aims at assisting civil society campaigners, researchers, analysts, academics, advisors, policy makers and interested citizens navigate through the large amount of information available in a user-friendly manner.

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25.07.2014

EENC Report - Artists’ mobility and Administrative Practices related to Social Security and Taxation in the European Union (EU)

The report maps the obstacles, in the fields of social security and taxation, which artists and cultural professionals face when they are mobile or seek to be mobile in the EU. It also introduces a typology of identified obstacles, includes an analysis of the impact of recent legislative and regulatory developments and presents a set of good administrative practices. Resources (documents, info-points etc.) are listed pages 59-65.

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24.07.2014

Framing the Discourse, Advancing the Work Philanthropy at the Nexus of Peace and Social Justice and Arts and Culture

The report “Framing the Discourse, Advancing the Work: Philanthropy at the Nexus of Peace and Social Justice and Arts and Culture” is authored by Moukhtar Kocache. A valuable tool that is able to stimulate further reflection and exchange of lessons and opportunities for inculcating practices in philanthropy for supporting arts and culture work for its invaluable influence on the advancement of social justice and peace.

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16.07.2014

A new era in cultural diplomacy: Rising soft power in emerging markets

CPD’s annual research conference, held at the University of Southern California in February 2014, examined how emerging economies are paying greater attention to the value of culture and communication as they become bigger players on the international stage. The report is available for free download.

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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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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

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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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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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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09.01.2014

EU-South Korea: Current Trends of Cultural Exchange and Future Perspectives

The report was prepared by Marie Le Sourd, Elena Di Federico (both members of staff of On The Move) and Dr Sung-Won Yoon. The report includes useful references and weblinks of organisations in the fields of performing arts, publishing, cultural heritage, visual arts and audiovisual as well as a section on cultural mobility.

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06.01.2014

IFACCA Good Practice Guide on Arts Advocacy (December 2013)

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.

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