Charter for a sustainable and responsible cultural mobility

The Charter for a sustainable and responsible cultural mobility was a project of On the Move's network in 2013-14 (part of the EU funding for networks under the Culture programme). Even if this project is over, you can still refer to some useful tips and resources to practice, manage and/or fund cultural mobility.


Building on its members' expertise on cultural mobility, the On the Move network has produced this Charter to help artists, cultural professionals, companies, organisations and institutions respect social and environmental principles whenever they practice, fund, support cultural mobility. Cultural mobility happens anyway: we work to make it happen better!

This Charter, published online on January, 24th 2013, is a constantly evolving online tool. We will enrich it regularly and will keep you up-to-date through our monthly newsletter about new good practices listed, new available resources and organisations which have endorsed it etc.

Whether you practice, support or fund the international mobility of artists and cultural professionals, we invite you to engage in a 3-step path

1. Find your Charter

There are different principles to respect according to your role and activities as a stakeholder of mobility. How do you deal with "cultural mobility"? 

2. Endorse the Charter

Say that you care. Acknowledge your current situation, commit to improve, define objectives and assess your improvements. OTM can support you through peer-learning, training and information.

3. Get inspired

See what other committed organisations are doing - and share your experience.


...and if you don't want to endorse the Charter, you can still use it as a check-list to make sure you daily activities related to mobility respect social and environmental criteria. Feel free to use the resources of this website - just drop us an e-mail to let us know! mobility(at)