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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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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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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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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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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IFACCA > Supporting Culture in the Digital Age

Prepared between November 2019 and March 2020, Supporting Culture in the Digital Age explores how the digital age has changed the cultural value chain. It draws on existing literature and insights provided by national members of IFACCA – the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies, as well as a range of actors from across the cultural ecosystem.

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UNESCO > Freedom & Creativity: Defending Art, Defending Diversity

The UNESCO report Freedom & Creativity: Defending Art, Defending Diversity provides an overview of current advances and challenges in the legal protection of artistic freedom, the protection of the social and economic rights of artists and cultural professionals, and the monitoring of artistic freedom at the national, regional and international levels.

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British Council > The Cultural Turn in International Development: Participatory Infrastructures and Value in the Arts

What is the place of culture in international development activity? What is the difference between soft power initiatives with a focus on cultural relations and those falling under international development? In an essay produced for the British Council’s Cultural Relations series, J.P. Singh argues that culture is at the root of cultural diplomacy, while international development works focus on the process, also known as a value chain.

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EU Publications > The Situation of Circus in Europe

The Situation of Circus in Europe presents a study on the circus sector in the European Union. The study is intended to be a legacy of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and follows up on the first inventory study on the sector commissioned by the European Parliament in 2003. The study focuses on collecting, creating and presenting quantitative and qualitative information to report on the current situation of the sector in the European Union. Based on descriptive analyses, an analysis is provided and recommendations have been developed related to the socio-economic profile of the sector, the educational situation of children whose parents work in the sector, its innovative potential, and the (potential) usage and improvements of EU-funding provisions for the sector.

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EENCA > Gender Gaps in the Cultural and Creative Sectors

The European Expert Network on Culture and Audiovisual (EENCA)’s study Gender Gaps in the Cultural and Creative Sectors provides background information and context on the specific challenges faced by women in the cultural and creative sectors. The aim of the study is to conduct a literature review and prepare a study identifying the situation of women artists and professionals in the cultural and creative sectors (CCSs), and to map the existing international recommendations aiming to achieve gender equality in these sectors.

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UNESCO > Policy & Research Series on Cultural Policy and Governance

UNESCO's Policy & Research series examines emerging trends in cultural policy and governance, and offers an in-depth analysis of key topics to reveal today's policy landscape. In doing so, it aims to inspire cultural policymakers and advocates to make innovative, evidence-based decisions that stimulate the growth of dynamic creative sectors around the world.

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CEC ArtsLink > A Miracle or Misunderstanding: Socially Engaged Practices in the Art Prospect Network Countries

CEC ArtsLink presents a new publication, A Miracle or Misunderstanding: Socially Engaged Practices in the Art Prospect Network Countries, including field reports from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. This study grew out of CEC ArtsLink’s commitment to support international cultural mobility and new models to creatively address socio-political concerns, transforming urban environments, and engaging local communities. It serves to connect the broader international arts community to the post-Soviet region, engage funders, and advocate for the importance of transnational cultural exchange.

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The challenges of cultural relations between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean / Retos de las relaciones culturales entre la Unión Europea y América Latina y el Caribe

The present book is one of the results of EULAC Focus research project, funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union, focused on the cultural, scientific and social dimension of relationships between the European Union and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). El presente libro es uno de los resultados del proyecto de investigación EULAC Focus, financiado por el programa Horizonte 2020 de la Unión Europea, centrado en la dimensión cultural, científica y social de las relaciones entre la Unión Europea y la Comunidad de Estados de América Latina y el Caribe.

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Publications, Projects and Mapping related to refugees and migrants

Many organisations and networks in Europe have started to publish mapping, researches and online information about refugees' integration through art and culture and refugees / migrants as artists. This page is about listing these initiatives. Feel free to email mobility(at)on-the-move.org for further inputs.

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Dansehallerne > Innovative Leadership Network (ILN) > Article: 'The international Mobility of Artists / Mobility of ideas and Aesthetics'

The Innovative Leadership Network (ILN) is a Nordic cross-disciplinary platform working towards enabling artists to become leaders, developing innovative methods for artistic research activities, as well as developing new ideas in relation to rethinking institutions, increasing audience engagement, investigating new presentation formats, tackling political & societal issues or working on sustainable practices… in order to challenge status quo. Regular online publications are feeding the reflection and build cross-sectoral knowledge. Check the article on 'The international Mobility of Artists / Mobility of ideas and Aesthetics'.

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I-Portunus > The operational study

i-Portunus is a project, selected and funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, to trial a mobility scheme for artists and culture professionals. It is managed by a consortium headed by the Goethe-Institut with Institut français, Izolyatsia and Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts. The aim of the operational study, conducted by On the Move for the consortium, is to provide an analysis of the context and meaning of cultural mobility in Europe today, the needs in the sector and the strengths and weaknesses of existing cultural mobility schemes, as well as to define the most operational framework to implement first the pilot scheme and in the short/mid-term an EU mobility scheme for artists and culture professionals.

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European Leadership in Cultural, Science and Innovation Diplomacy > Final report

The project European Leadership in Cultural, Science and Innovation Diplomacy (EL-CSID) was conducted between February 2016 and February 2019, in the context of the H2020 programme on Europe as a Global Actor. This final report identifies the research undertaken, its research outcomes and policy recommendations.

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