This document is extracted from the former website “ China – UK Connections through Culture” (supported by the British Council). The information is targeted at UK/Chinese professionals, however the list of tips and advice can be relevant for other European/international groups.
Are you an American artist who is interested in touring internationally, an international artists looking to tour in the United States, or a presenter who wants to present international artistsbut unsure of where to begin? Check this webpage prepared by Center Stage.
The toolkit, presented by the Africa Arts Institute (AFAI), provides an accessible online resource for anyone in need of advice on how to use everyday IT tools as effectively as possible. The 45-page toolkit covers new media platforms such as websites and blogs and social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud and Vimeo. It also addresses recently popularized initiatives such as ‘crowdfunding’.
What can sustainability mean in contemporary dance? How do we want to define sustainability? Inadequate funding schemes, short-term solutions, short-lived productions – how should the dance field be developed in a more sustainable manner? To find some answers, follow the keðja Think Tank on sustainable strategies for the Nordic-Baltic dance field!
Established in 1995, the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State and administered by Mobility International USA (MIUSA). Learn more about it and ECA's Lives Without Limits campaign.
Throughout 2013, On the Move has been co-producing or updating guides and toolkits to help artists and cultural professionals to better identify funding and/or information resources to support their mobility. (Re)-discover them!
One of the key objectives of this repertory is to help Latin American - and international - artists and cultural professionals to identify information sources and to find potential ways to support their cultural mobility related projects.
Guide to funding opportunities for cultural journalists in Europe: an On the Move research dossier commissioned by the Unpack the Arts project
The partners of Unpack the Arts approached On the Move in 2012 to work on a specific guide to funding opportunities for European cultural journalists’ mobility, based on the model of the Guide to Funding Opportunities for the international mobility of artists and cultural professionals in Europe. The guide is now online for free! (update: May 2014)
The International Organisation of Francophonie (OIF) has started an in-depth mapping of cultural industries in thirteen countries of the "Francophone" South, including Central and Western Africa, Asia-Pacific and Caribbean. These online publications (in French) are an interesting resource for residents of one of these countries or if you have an interest in collaborating with organisations from one or more of these countries.
The handbook offers in-depth information on the networks, how they operate and how they are formed with a series of examples; it also providesgeneral tips and guidance on how to network.
In October 2012, IFACCA conducted a survey of its members to understand more about global trends in government support for artist residencies, in preparation for the Res Artis General Meeting in Tokyo, Japan. The report considers government support for artist residencies, objectives and outcomes of residencies, mapping of residencies, funding opportunities, evaluation and future actions. Download it for free!
Le Guide des obligations sociales liées à l’emploi d’artistes et de techniciens dans les secteurs du spectacle vivant et enregistré
Ce guide rassemble des informations sur les obligations légales et réglementaires des entrepreneurs du spectacle (notamment dans les cas de mobilité internationale). Il est mis à la disposition des acteurs culturels du spectacle vivant.
TAFI - Training Artists for Innovation, Competencies for new contexts was a project examining the stimulation of innovation and creativity in European businesses through interventions by artists and creatives. The final publication is available for free download.
Touring Artists, an information portal for internationally mobile artists, provides comprehensive information in Germany
touring artists, an information portal for internationally mobile artists, provides comprehensive information on visas/residence, transport/customs, taxes, social security, other insurances and copyright in Germany.
Circostrada Network - OTM member - published a set of directories of artistic residency centres that are specialized in the street and circus arts, or that host artists from these sectors, located in France, Belgium and the UK. Free download!
“It’s Not Easy Being Green: Two Designers Exploring Sustainability Worldwide” is a new publication that brings together six months research visiting inspiring sustainable design projects in a dozen countries worldwide. Together with almost 60 designers, entrepreneurs and change-makers from several countries the authors share experiences, project examples and local culture to inspire and enable a more sustainable future. Read about this!
On invitation of IGBK, the Berlin Weißensee School of Art and the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa) artists, curators and researchers discussed reasons for artists’ mobility at a conference that was held in 2011 in Berlin. Also they gave attention to the impacts of mobility on life and work of artists. Not for free.
Green Mobility Guide for the Performing Arts: Julie's Bicycle & On the Move research dossier in 5 languages!
On The Move and Julie´s Bicycle present a new green guide to environmentally sustainable mobility for touring performing arts companies and venues. Download for free this OTM research dossier (available in English, French, Italian, German and Chinese)!
The Green Mobility Guide, commissioned by On the Move to the environmental experts Julie's Bicycle in May 2011, is now available in Chinese thanks to the support of the Chinese Mission to the EU in Brussels (besides the English, French, Italian and German versions). Free download, of course!
Le guide de la mobilité verte, commissionné par On the Move au groupe d'expert sur les questions environnementales Julie's Bicycle en mai 2011, après une traduction partielle en français, est maintenant disponible dans sa totalité (glossaire inclus), grâce au soutien du Ministère français de la Culture et de la Communication. Téléchargement gratuit.