Cultural Mobility Forum 2023 – in Tunis, Tunisia and Online

Save the Date: Cultural Mobility Forum - Tunis, Tunisia & Online, 9-10 May 2023

Access the programme and registration for the Cultural Mobility Forum 2023

Tuesday 9 & Wednesday 10 May 2023

The second yearly Forum is hosted by Culture Funding Watch and live streamed by HowlRound. Both organisations are On the Move members.

As part of its multiannual programme co-funded by the European Union, each year On the Move proposes a Cultural Mobility Forum to collectively investigate international artistic and cultural mobility trends. As a unique knowledge platform, the network works together with its members and partners to design thematic panel discussions and contextualise global mobility issues addressed in On the Move’s annual Cultural Mobility Yearbook.

The 2023 edition of the Cultural Mobility Forum is an attempt to (re)contextualise the conversation on cross-border artistic mobility and environmental sustainability, unfolding the interdependencies between privileged (Western) Europe and other territories, investigating local practical sustainable solutions (e.g. on time, resources, well-being, local networks management) and listening to a variety of voices from the Global South.

We aim to nourish a more nuanced approach, informed and context-based, allowing for different models to coexist instead of reinforcing imbalances and injustice. With this Forum taking place in the Mediterranean region, we would like to put in perspective the ‘greening policies’ for distributing public and private funding at national, macro-regional, European and international levels, along with sectoral needs in relation to the ecological transition.

Confirmed panelists are: Selim Ben Safia, dance artist and artistic director ∣ Al Badil (Tunisia), Ukhona Ntsali Mlandu, curator and artistic director ∣ Greatmore Studios (South Africa), Areej Abou Harb, programme director ∣ Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy, Culture Resource (Lebanon), Mike van Graan, playwright and coordinator ∣ Sustaining Theatre and Dance (STAND) Foundation (South Africa), Sarah Abdu Bushra, visual arts and performing arts curator ∣ Contemporary Nights (Ethiopia), François Bouda, arts programme officer ∣ Africa No Filter (Burkina Faso), Ghita Khaldi, project manager and founder ∣ Afrikayna & Africa Art Lines (Morocco), Reem Kassem, senior performing arts programmer ∣ Cultural Foundation Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Anupama Sekhar, Board member, ArtsEquator (India / United Arab Emirates), Fairooz Tamimi, director of strategic development ∣ TEH - Trans Europe Halles (Sweden), Sana Ouchtati, Founder and manager, So Cult (Belgium), etc.

Full programme published & registration opening for online and onsite participation on 11 April 2023.

Meanwhile you can check all videos and resources from the 2022 Cultural Mobility Forum!