This page presents you the OTM monthly selection of publications. To discover all the documents of the Library, have a look at the subcategories in the navigation menu on the left and here just below.
In the 2015 edition of TINFO News – Sustainability, Resilience and Performance Utopias, TINFO is interested in utopic thinking that reveals the potential for (sustainable) change. TINFO is also interested in exploring coping strategies in the artistic process, how critical meanings are articulated in artistic performances.
Artists around the world face threats, attacks and imprisonment. Some are forced to flee into exile. The Freemuse Advocacy and Campaign guide, available in Arabic, French and Pashto as well as English language suggests a number of practical actions organisations and individuals can take locally and internationally to support musicians and artists at risk.
As a result of the Sustainability Think Tank organised within the keðja 2012-2015 EU funded project, Dance Info Finland has published a Report containing concrete recommendations for making the dance field more sustainable. Discover this report for free and get inspired!
Small companies (SMEs), non-governmental organisations (NGOs), young people, researchers, public bodies and other categories can benefit from this guide.
The "Policy Handbook on Artists' Residencies" is the final output of the Open Method of Coordination working group on Artists' Residencies. This OMC group had been convened under the Work Plan for Culture 2011-2014 Priority Area C "Skills & Mobility". This handbook is a useful tool for residencies' models, best practices and key resources.
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 guide for small businesses explains what crowdfunding is and how to use it. It offers information for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on different types of crowdfunding and gives practical tips on how to access it.
This new tool, promoted by former Director of Spain’s Film Agency (ICAA), Ignasi Guardans, is conceived as a place in which information (text and video) becomes manageable, “filterable” constantly updated, freely available for all users interested in any area of culture and the creative industries.
TamizdatAVAIL (“Artist Visa Assistance and Information Line”) provides pro bono assistance to the international performing arts community with U.S. visa problems. The project grew in response to the performing arts community’s concern that an increasingly complex and unpredictable U.S. visa process is having a significant negative impact on the presentation of foreign performing artists to U.S. audiences.
The projects on this site promote their shared aims to: gather data to improve understanding of how European artists work; act as a catalyst to instigate genuine reform; encourage change to happen through collective artist bargaining; support cross-border networks and exchange of information between artists and creative managers.
The short analytical report focusing on the financial environment for the Cultural and Creative Sectors (CCSs) in EU Member States has been requested to the European Expert Network on Culture (EENC) by the Directorate General for Education and Culture of the European Commission (DG EAC).
IFACCA and Julie's Bicycle: D'Art Report 34b: The Arts and Environmental Sustainability: An International Overview
The report includes best practices from around the world and recommendations for enhancing the level of inclusion of environmental sustainability in cultural policy making and action. Check it out (including its numerous resources)
The four-year plan builds on the European Agenda for Culture and sets out priorities for promoting access to culture and audience development. It focuses on how to best manage Europe's cultural heritage, foster creativity and innovation in the cultural and creative sectors, and raise the profile of culture in EU's external relations (including mobility).
This study is the result of a six-month research project conducted in partnership with ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen). It delivers an overview of the EU funding procedures for the promotion of culture in foreign relations, and at explores alternative models of cooperation.
The Agence luxembourgeoise d’action culturelle a.s.b.l. (Agence culturelle) is publishing the first edition of the « Guide to international artist residencies in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg » in close cooperation with institutions hosting residency programs. Check it out soon!
The ECAS Knowledge Centre is an online collection of resources on two broad themes: EU Rights and Civic Engagement in Europe. It aims at assisting civil society campaigners, researchers, analysts, academics, advisors, policy makers and interested citizens navigate through the large amount of information available in a user-friendly manner.
Creating and maintaining an up-to-date travel policy can help your organisation reduce its carbon footprint, and embed sustainability within the core behaviour of your business.Check the travel policy by Creative Carbon Scotland for inspiration!
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.
madein-theweb.com is a new site intended for Nordic performing arts aiming at an international audience and likewise intended for international agents, presenters and networkers who want to explore and be updated about what is going on in the Nordic countries.
EENC Report - Artists’ mobility and Administrative Practices related to Social Security and Taxation in the European Union (EU)
The report maps the obstacles, in the fields of social security and taxation, which artists and cultural professionals face when they are mobile or seek to be mobile in the EU. It also introduces a typology of identified obstacles, includes an analysis of the impact of recent legislative and regulatory developments and presents a set of good administrative practices. Resources (documents, info-points etc.) are listed pages 59-65.