'Working internationally and collaboratively is not rocket science. It requires hard work, interest and long hours. It is sometimes infuriating, often puzzling, but also rewarding. We have chosen to work collaboratively and internationally because we are curious and strongly believe larger networks can lead to new possibilities for individual artists and enable development of their artistry. Co-produced, co-funded, co-created productions strengthen the art community by bringing new work opportunities, parameters and models. It widens the horizon of everyone involved. This we say with confidence after 15-20 years in the business. Leading to not only successful and complicated but also failed projects, on our roster'. Read this practical and resourceful guide by ÁSA RICHARDSDÓTTIR and LENE BANG HENNINGSEN.
This E-connector - supported by ASEF Culture360 in partnership with the Luxemburgish Agency for Cultural Affairs and Planting Rice - comes in the form of a glossary which will help to tackle some key issues related to the mobility of artists and cultural professionals between Asia and Europe, be it for touring, residency, collaborations, training, meeting participation, exploration visit for a project, job shadowing experience and more.
The website Artistic Residencies is a systematized and up-to-date database concerning Polish artistic residencies and artwork of their residents. The website is operated by the National Centre for Culture Poland and was created in partnership with A-I-R Laboratory Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle. It is aimed for professionals and institutions interested in cooperation and creating artistic residencies in Eastern Europe and for artists seeking residencies in Poland.
This publication (edited by XTRAX and coordinated by Circostrada) delivers the dynamic conclusions of all the sessions, reported by the five facilitators: Josephine Burns, Anaïs Biaux, Bettina Linstrum, Marie Le Sourd and Susan Haedicke. (La publication est aussi disponible en français)
This website gives theatre professionals practical advice on producing a stage play and taking a show on the road. The toolkit includes budget examples, sample contracts, tips for distribution of duties and other essential production tools. Main target groups: production managers, producers, directors.
touring artists, the information portal for artists and cultural professionals working internationally, published a new piece of information on the topic ‘residencies‘. The information for Germany-based artists searching a residency abroad and for artists abroad looking for an opportunity in Germany was collected by On the Move, in collaboration with DutchCulture I TransArtists.
The present volume covers and reflects on several crucial issues that shape the contemporary age, and provides some new and fresh perspectives about the challenges of mobility.
AIR Array: Perspectives on Artist in Residence Programmes is a compilation of content developed during the event AIR ARRAY: Meeting of Artist in Residence Programmes and Mobility Workshop for Artists which was held at Matadero Madrid and Casa de Velázquez - Académie de France à Madrid in March 2015. The publication features summaries of activities which took place over the three days of the event as well as essays further exploring the key issues raised. (EN/ES)
The main goal of this project led by Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona was to support development, mobility and exchange for dance artists. This cooperation project followed the principles of the European Dancehouse Network (EDN), the umbrella organisation for most of the module-dance project partners. Delve into this inspiring and well-done publication!
The 2012 - 2015 activities of keðja, the Nordic-Baltic EU supported project for the contemporary dance field was evaluated by Mary Ann DeVlieg and Judith Staines. Find the evaluation report online.
The magazine features articles, interviews and a discussion forum that offer an extensive range of views. Some of these are optimistic while others challenge or criticise the raison d’être and the workings of a network devoted to art creation and the meaning of the word “networking” within the contemporary art system.
The artist Julien Friedler invites you to leave a trace in our human world. How does it work? he chose six questions he considers essential and which are at the basis of any of our societies. He invites anybody to answer it. We may all have a word to say, a short story in relation to the subject. The questionnaires will be then printed and placed at the heart of columns. Each column will finally include 5,000 questionnaires and all of them will form the Forest of Souls. The association Spirit of Boz supported financially On the Move in the year 2013.
Art for Change: Documentation of the Forum on the Conclusion of the Swiss Cultural Programme in South Eastern Europe (SCP)
Culture and the arts are building blocks of human existence. They make an essential contribution to the development of societies and can fulfil important roles in conflict situations and in democratic reconstruction. Acting on this conviction, Switzerland launched a long-term programme to promote the arts and culture in South Eastern Europe and Ukraine in 1999. From 2008 to 2013 the programme focused on the countries of the Western Balkans and trans-border projects. Find out more with the online final publication.
ECF has prepared the publication "10 Years STEP Beyond Travel Grants (2003-2013)" offering an overview of the past, present and future of ECF’s flagship mobility grants programme, as well as giving a voice to some of the cultural change-makers involved.
"I am at Gate C 63. In the International Terminal at Newark Airport. New York to Dubai / and from Dubai to Iraq." Read the touching article by Jessica Litwak, Theatre Without Borders (OTM member).
The publication includes 36 good practices in policy and practice from 33 countries in Asia and Europe, and covers 4 areas: creative skills, creative entrepreneurs, creative cities – sustainability, and creative cities - quality of life. Free download.
Learn from the extensive international experience of Battery Dance Company through this online platform, The Cultural Diplomacy Toolkit! It will help you avoid doing the same mistakes experienced by Battery Dance Company, and will motivate you to think differently about the meaning of bilateral engagement and what the arts can achieve.
In the frame of its EU-funded project META, the IN SITU network has developed "Europeans abroad", aiming to create bridges with artistic and cultural partners outside Europe in the form of residencies or co-productions. Read about their experiences!
The Roberto Cimetta Fund (RCF) organised the “Arab-Balkan - platform for exchange” on 11th September 2013 in Belgrade in the framework of the YUropa conference coordinated by the Serbian Cultural Contact Point. Read the report online and discover more about the RCF' initiative of a knowledge sharing forum.
Discover more about the mobility experiences of the Korea-Finland Connection coordinated by the Korean Arts Management Service (KAMS) and Dance Info Finland (DIF) in 2010-2012, through this report by Mary Ann DeVlieg and Judith Staines.