This website hosted by the League of American Orchestras and the Association of Performing Arts Presenters is a very useful platform of information on visa issues and U.S. tax regulations for organisations willing to present artists from abroad to American audiences.
Freemuse has compiled statistics presenting a glimpse of the situation for musicians worldwide in 2012: a geographical presentation of musicians who were killed, attacked, abducted, threatened, detained, persecuted, imprisoned and threatened or subjected to censorship.
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!
Pearle* members, representing over 5,000 performing arts entreprises and organisations across Europe, adopted unanimously a resolution including proposals to make an end to the double taxation of artists. The entire sector is affected by the application of article 17 of the OECD Model Tax Convention. It is a major hindrance for the live performance sector to develop its activities in the European Union and worldwide. Spread the word and send this petition to your Ministries of Finance!
As a part of its advocacy activities for better conditions for the international mobility of artists and cultural professionals, On the Move (OTM) tackles visa issues: on this crucial theme we organised a training workshop in November, 15th- 16th in Brussels focused to Schengen visas. The results of this workshop form the core of this report, that presents specific obstacles faced by mobile artists, confronts theory and practice, and suggests concrete solutions. Mobility happens anyway: let’s make it happen better!
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.
Open Method of Coordination groups in the field of Culture (European Commission): 2012 report on Cultural Heritage including mobility of collections
In September 2012 the expert group working on the priority D "Cultural Heritage including mobility of collections" presented a report and a toolkit on practical ways of reducing the cost of lending and borrowing of cultural objects between Member States of the European Union, containing recommendations and practical advice for national authorities and museum professionals.
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.
Culture for local development, jobs, cohesion and growth – Making the most of Structural Funds. Study commissioned by the European Parliament and carried out by KEA in July 2012. The study is available in English, French and German.
On its website, the advocacy campaign 'More Europe' has gathered several speeches, presentations, arguments, publications, researches and surveys from various key players to highlight and reinforce the role of culture in the EU’s external relations.
The CSPA provides a network of resources to artists and arts organizations by gathering and distributing information from partnering information sources, and through the development of special initiatives designed to enable sustainable practices while maintaining artistic excellence. The CSPA views sustainability in art-making through environmentalism, economic stability, and strengthened cultural infrastructure.
The Cultura21 eBooks Series on Culture and Sustainability presents findings from inter- and trans-disciplinary perspectives in research and practice. Keep an eye on the serie!
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 document aims to present relevant trends and examples in different cultural sectors, provide recommendations to European institutions on how to foster audience building on a European level, and identify gaps in existing information. It includes 28 case studies from 12 different member states, representing a diverse sample of approaches, organisations, degree of formalisation, geographic locations and target publics, among others.
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.
Long Horizons is a series of essays curated by Julie's Bicycle, debating the impact of climate change on the work of policy makers, scientists and artists.