"Bread and salt" is a new book exploring issues of migration through the experiences of 18 artists living in Europe who began life and their creative practice in other parts of the world. Written by François Matarasso, with images by Bill Ming, and two poems in Hindi by Mohan Rana. Dutch text by Marco Derks. Free publication online.
Discover a European best of of productions for young audiences, both of new creations and repertoire revisited. Of well known stories and contemporary subject matters. Of participatory operas, cross-arts adventures, small formats and main-stage productions. Find out more about productions for teens, for children, and even for toddlers... All of this and much more in AMAZE ME, the new publication by RESEO - free download.
Commissioned by international arts organisation The South Project, Mapping South: Journeys in South-South Cultural Relations is a publication celebrating 10 years of cultural exchange and dialogue between arts practitioners from countries of the southern hemisphere.
The digital publication made after the Fresh Circus #2 conference (Paris, April 2012) is now available online! This publication highlights inspiring initiatives and echoes the positive energy and lively discussions of the 2-days meeting at Parc et Grande Halle de la Villette, and includes the synthesis of the session "Green circus arts": what environmental responsibilities? attended and moderated by On the Move!
Unpack the Arts is a European project that offers residencies for cultural journalists as part of 12 seminal festivals in the world of contemporary circus. Articles are published at the end of each residency, and made available for free download.
The Resource section of Trans Europe Halles' website collects and shares experiences, tools and knowledge by and for independent cultural operators, on several issues. Find out more, browse the resources and suggest what you want to see published!
To facilitate the ever-increasing movement of people between countries, France and Europe have an international legal framework which ensures efficient coordination of national social security systems for persons moving outside national boundaries. The Cleiss is the French hub organisation involved in implementing these agreements on behalf of public authorities and social security organisations, with respect to all risks and social security schemes. The Cleiss acts as a liaison body between the French social security institutions and their foreign counterparts. It is a French public institution.
The International Symposium (Paris, autumn 2012) brought together 330 artists, researchers, experts, and professionals in the fields of culture and sustainable development, as well as political decision-makers and representatives of international organizations. The goal was to highlight innovative practices, create new partnerships, and devise strategies to strengthen and promote the link between culture and sustainable development. Videos and report are now available online.
ECAS is launching a Hotline as part of its EU Rights Clinic to overcome the visible and hidden barriers to European citizenship. Citizens throughout the EU will be able to call the hotline, fill in the on-line form or Skype in order to share their personal stories, seek help and thus contribute to improvements in European policy and legislation.
The R.A.O.U.L. network, in collaboration with the European project IC Music, organised in June 2012 the meeting TERMM n°2, Euro-regional meeting of contemporary music in the Nord-Pas de Calais region (France). The report is now online in English and French.
This publication aims to describe some of the impact of mobility in the cultural management sector in Europe – on a personal level, but in a broader perspective as well.
How can Europe make clear what it stands for? How can Europe show that it goes beyond words and takes action? What are the advantages of a common European foreign cultural policy? And how can Europe benefit from its specific capabilities? Thirty authors from twenty countries answer these questions in the new edition of Culture Report. Available for free download.
The YCPR Forum aims at providing young/early career cultural policy researchers with the opportunity to meet fellow researchers, share their experiences and analyse topical research issues regarding content and methodology. 2012 edition took place in London in September - the reader is now available. Great list of resources in the forum's reader.
Resources' list from the document: Information Standards for the mobility of artists and cultural professionals (2011). Links to EU-level information services for citizens, such as Your Europe Advice, SOLVIT, Europe Direct, Culture Contact Points, as well as for businesses.
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.
Cultural Box is a virtual library specialised in cultural management and cultural policy, devised by the Cultural Policy and Management Programme of the University of Barcelona. With over a thousand recorded references, in continuing development, it presents a search engine aimed at becoming a useful tool for professionals, students and experts interested in these fields. The platform is available in four languages (Catalan, Spanish, English and French).
The ARS BALTICA Cultural Map offers a selection of links from the broad range of cultural activities in the Baltic Sea Region, covering following countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland and Sweden.
The international dancers involved in the exchanges promoted by B.I.D.E. - Barcelona International Dance Exchanges share their "Thoughts" on BIDE website. Read their inspiring posts...
The project "Stories of stars and acrobats: forms of theatre between Turkey and Europe" took place in Turkey in spring 2012. Organised by Astragali Teatro - ITI Italy, it saw the participation of artists from Italy, Eastern Europe, Turkey and Mediterranean countries. After the successful experience a blog is online...
"I never dreamed of visiting Tibet. If not for the 2010 earthquake in Yushu, I probably would never have visited the place where I met the Buddhist monks and lamas with whom I would then collaborate." Indonesian artist Arahmaiani talks about her "Flag project" in Tibet and how art can cross all borders, in the interest of environmental sustainability.