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International Labour Organization (ILO) > Social Protection in the Cultural and Creative Sector - Country Practices and Innovations

The paper reviews policy and legal frameworks in selected countries (Global, Mexico, United States of America, Argentina, Uruguay, Spain, France, Germany, Ireland) that have pursued specific solutions to extend social security in the creative and culture sector, in order to identify entry points and mechanisms for expanding coverage. Policy options ensuring the adequacy and the sustainability of such systems are discussed, taking into account particular employment circumstances in the sector, such as fluctuating employment status, irregular incomes, intermittent nature of work, and geographic mobility. The paper also situates the discussion within the COVID-19 pandemic, offering an overview of social protection measures put in place by governments in the culture and creative sector.

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The Situation of Artists and Cultural Workers and the post-COVID-19 Cultural Recovery in the European Union

The Situation of Artists and Cultural Workers and the post-COVID-19 Cultural Recovery in the European Union is a background analysis prepared for the European Parliament. It provides an overview of key characteristics of artists’ and cultural workers’ status across Europe, their working conditions, precariousness and career paths. It outlines the justification for specific policy solutions and provides a mapping of key challenges for a European framework for working conditions in the cultural and creative sectors and industries.

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Guide de ressources Québec-France en arts visuels

Projets de coopération, résidences d'artistes en France, opportunités de financements, démarches administratives, découvrez le guide élaboré par le service des affaires culturelles de la Délégation générale du Québec à Paris.

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Artists at Risk Connection > A Safety Guide for Artists

When an artist first faces risk, there are not a lot of roadmaps: the experience can be incredibly isolating and disorienting. ARC - Artists at Risk Connection’s A Safety Guide for Artists explores topics such as defining and understanding risk, preparing for threats, fortifying digital safety, documenting persecution, finding assistance, and recovering from trauma.

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Joining the dots // Bridging the gap(s): A reflection on the European project, IN SITU ACT (2016-2020)

This report presents an overview of IN SITU ACT (2016-2020), and a reflection on some of the highlights of this European cultural cooperation project which was awarded co-funding from the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The 4-year programme strengthened a platform for artistic creation in public space through an extensive series of artistic encounters, taking diverse formats and organised across many countries of Europe. The report was done in collaboration with On the Move, written by Judith Staines. It includes a preface related to artistic mentoring and professional development by Lene Bang Henningsen.

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Public report > MOOC 'Create in Public Space' > Infographics and learning points

This report evaluates the implementation and dissemination of the MOOC ‘Create in Public space », produced by FAI-AR in partnership with IN SITU from September 2017 till August 2019. This MOOC was supported as well by the French Ministry of Culture and ArtCena. This report, done in collaboration with On the Move (Maïa Sert) relies on materials collected from December 2019 to August 2020. Using, analysing and sharing both quantitative and qualitative form of data, this report aims to be both useful for users of MOOC but also for organisations interested in investing in MOOC particularly at a European and international level.

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European Commission and stakeholders > Study on artists’ working conditions

The study looks at characteristics of employment of artists and cultural and creative professionals in EU Member States with regard to: artist status and entitlements, social security, self-employment, support ecosystems and alternative financing, artistic freedom, career development, measures countering the Covid crisis. The European Commission conducted this study in close collaboration with several sectoral stakeholder organisations: Culture Action Europe, IETM, On the Move, PEARLE - Live Performance Europe and Freemuse.

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Zone Franche et MobiCulture > Seconde édition du Guide pratique des visas

Le 27 novembre 2020, Zone Franche a mis en ligne la seconde édition du Guide pratique des visas, dont la première édition avait été publiée en décembre 2016 lors des Transmusicales de Rennes. Cette refonte du Guide permet une compréhension. plus détaillée des avancées réglementaires et législatives en matière de circulation des artistes en Europe et dans le monde. Il donne les clés des bonnes pratiques et les outils nécessaires aux professionnels tout au long du parcours d'une demande de visa. Zone Franche a travaillé avec MobiCulture pour la rédaction de ce guide.

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Pearle* > Jobs Portal for the Live Performance Sector

Pearle*, the European employers association and sector federation in the live performance sector, has opened a new feature in their website’s resource centre: a portal presenting job platforms from across Europe. Users can search by country and/or main job categories: musicians, performers, technicians and other off-stage jobs. From there they can go to the respective job portal where they can pursue their search for vacancies.

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Season for Change Toolkit

Season for Change is a UK-wide programme of cultural responses celebrating the environment and inspiring urgent action on climate change. The Season for Change toolkit is a collection of online resources for individuals and organisations who want to join together and urge for a just and sustainable future through the arts and culture.

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UNESCO > Policy Guide for a Resilient Creative Sector

The COVID-19 pandemic and the crisis it created have had a devastating effect on the cultural and creative industries, revealing and magnifying their pre-existing volatility. Culture in Crisis offers advice on how to respond to the most pressing needs and how to induce the structural changes needed to strengthen the resilience of the cultural and creative industries and prepare for the ‘new normal’.

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Culture Solutions > cS Pre-mapping with PRAHK: Classical Music in China

China’s classical music market is booming and you want to seize opportunities in China in this field? Previous analyses of EU-China cultural relations concluded that concrete existing cooperation initiatives can be a useful starting point to develop further ties. In partnership with the Pavillon Rouge des Arts HK, Culture Solutions are delighted to publish the first free and open sectoral mapping on classical music in China to enhance cultural cooperation between Europeans and Chinese cultural professionals.

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Highly mobile workers challenging Regulation 883/2004: Pushing borders or opening Pandora’s box?

The article ‘Highly mobile workers challenging Regulation 883/2004: Pushing borders or opening Pandora’s box?’ aims to highlight hurdles that EU citizens may encounter when exercising their social security rights while working across borders. With the focus on the worker who is highly mobile in the sense of performing various work activities in two or more Member States, the paper analyses how the current system of coordination copes with the increasing mobility in the European labour market.

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Pig: an experiment in collective decision-making > A cultural policy contribution to the evaluation of art in public space

Pig is an art installation in the form of a giant transparent piggy bank. It appears without warning in public space accompanied by a short message: members of the public can put money into Pig’s ‘community fund’ if they want to, and spend it when they’ve agreed how to spend it. Developed by the company Kaleider and supported by IN SITU, the European platform for art in public space, Pig travelled to six locations in Europe within the IN SITU network during 2018-19, and was met with a fascinating range of responses. This report was commissioned by IN SITU, coordinated by On the Move and researched by Uclg Committee on Culture.

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ifa > Cultural and Creative Industries Supporting Activities in Sub-Saharan Africa

Over the last 20 years, the power of cultural and creative industries (CCIs) as enablers and drivers of sustainable development has been broadly recognised. They are viewed as critical to social cohesion, social and economic transformation, and political stability. This publication explores and analyses what kind of CCI supporting strategies, programmes and projects are in place in Sub-Saharan Africa, how they are working and their practical impacts.

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European Commission publishes report on Artists Abroad: i-Portunus

The European Commission has published its report “Artists Abroad: i-Portunus the EU’s First Mobility Scheme for Culture”. This project, I Portunus, proved to be a success both in terms of the number of applicants and the feedback from participants. This mobility scheme will be incorporated into the new Creative Europe programme (2021-2027) with increased funding.Taking into consideration the reality of the restrictions due to the coronavirus outbreak, a blended mobility experience may be appropriate and the exact modalities will be defined before the next call is launched.

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Arts Management Quarterly > Arts Managers in Foreign Regions

Edition No. 133 of Arts Management Quarterly is dedicated to Arts Managers in Foreign Regions. Working in a foreign cultural context can open up a lot of potentials and new perspectives for arts managers. But it can also entail difficulties. Therefore, this issue reflects on internationalisation in the cultural sector from the point of view of arts and cultural managers from different regions of the world and fields of practice.

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Ultimate Cookbook for Cultural Managers - Visas for Third Country National Artists travelling to the Schengen Aera (Edition 2020)

This booklet gives you information on visas for the Schenghen Area, what types there are, who needs them, how and where to lodge your application as well as useful advice and tips to help visa applicants and performance hosts to navigate the process. This new edition follows the successful synergy partnership between EFA and Pearle* - Live Performance Europe started in 2014, in the context of EFA RISE, to improve general knowledge of the legal and managerial aspects of cross-border cultural cooperation and counts with similar publications on Social Security, Artist Taxation, VAT, Copyright Clearing for Live Events.

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Culture Solutions > Composing Trust 2019/2020 Research Report

Produced by Culture Solutions, the Composing Trust report is designed to monitor and analyse the cultural field at the European level. It aims to become a reference and resource on EU international cultural relations; to provide information for the new 2019 European Parliament and Commission; to sketch out a working agenda for culture solutions in the years to come; and to engage with all those caring for a common agenda on EU international cultural relations.

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CINARS: Report on the Impacts of COVID-19 On Performing Arts International Mobility / Rapport sur les impacts de la COVID-19 sur la mobilité internationale des arts de la scène

Within the scope of Covid 19, CINARS took the initiative of launching an extensive worldwide study, using its contact network estimated at more than 30,000 professionals. Check the report including the ways considered out of the crisis. / Dans le contexte du Covid 19, CINARS a pris les devants et a lancé une vaste étude à travers le monde auprès de ses réseaux de contacts estimé à plus de 30 000 professionnels. Découvrez le rapport en ligne inclus les manières potentielles de considérer la sortie de la crise.

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