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'.
Publication: Mobility and Touring in Central Africa / La mobilité et les tournées en Afrique centrale
AMA/Art Moves Africa is thrilled to announce the release of "Mobility and Touring in Central Africa," its third publication on mobility and touring in Africa. AMA / Art Moves Africa a le plaisir de présenter "La mobilité et les tournées en Afrique centrale," notre troisième publication sur la mobilité et les tournées en Afrique.
The 2015 report was compiled from a survey sent out to 195 countries which focused on four significant contemporary issues, Digital technologies and the Internet, ease of travel for artists, social protection and freedom of expression.
This paper by Jordi Baltà Portolés, deals with the analysis of Euroregions and cross-border cooperation within the European Union, with particular emphasis on their relevance to nations which have their territory divided across two or more EU Member States.
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.
As a result of the Sustainability Think Tank organised within the keðja 2012-2015 EU funded project, Dance Info Finland has published a Report containing concrete recommendations for making the dance field more sustainable. Discover this report for free and get inspired!
The "Policy Handbook on Artists' Residencies" is the final output of the Open Method of Coordination working group on Artists' Residencies. This OMC group had been convened under the Work Plan for Culture 2011-2014 Priority Area C "Skills & Mobility". This handbook is a useful tool for residencies' models, best practices and key resources.
TamizdatAVAIL (“Artist Visa Assistance and Information Line”) provides pro bono assistance to the international performing arts community with U.S. visa problems. The project grew in response to the performing arts community’s concern that an increasingly complex and unpredictable U.S. visa process is having a significant negative impact on the presentation of foreign performing artists to U.S. audiences.
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).
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)
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.