Arterial Network has released a free e-book compilation of poems, articles and works of fiction on the subject of freedom of creative expression in Africa, titled How Free is Free? Featuring contributions from 25 authors from 14 African countries, the e-book has been produced as part of Arterial Network's Artwatch Africa project that aims to defend freedom of creative expression on the continent - and who better than the artists themselves to share their creative environment, their questions and their experiences.
This report looks at the various ways in which cultural networks operate, including their resources, membership, funding and activities, views on the purpose of cultural networks, challenges and potential solutions, and their vision for the future.On the Move together with other member-organisations (IETM, FACE, Trans Europe Halles, RES ARTIS etc) are featured in this report.
The mapping study has been produced in the context and with the support of the EU-China Policy Dialogues Support Facility (PDSF II), a project financed jointly by the European Union and the Government of the People’s Republic of China, implemented by a consortium led by Grontmij A/S. This consolidated version is based on the contributions of the two expert teams mentioned above and has been finalised by the European Commission (DG EAC).
The forms of employment are diversifying. Are these “atypical” operating modes impacting access to social protection for workers who don’t have a conventional employment status? How do changes on the European labour market impact access to social protection? Read CAE report and reflection paper.
This briefing note casts light upon culture in EU development policies and external action, reviewing discussions around this topic and opening the floor for questions. With the SDGs and new EU strategies in place, how will culture and development objectives meet in practice?
The goal of this Salzburg Global Seminar session was to build on path-breaking cultural initiatives to advance international and cross-sectoral links between existing arts and sustainability activities around the world, encourage bolder awareness-raising efforts, and recommend strategic approaches for making innovative grassroots to scale for greater, longer-term impact. Be part of the conversation while consulting the full report online!
The European Commission adopts a Strategy for international cultural relations which will contribute to making the EU a stronger global actor. The Strategy aims at encouraging cultural cooperation between the EU and its partner countries. Read more and the declaration.
D'Art 48 presents the results of the online survey on International Entrepreneurship in the Arts, disseminated among IFACCA members in May–June 2015. The IFACCA Secretariat assisted Dr Lidia Varbanova, international consultant in strategies and entrepreneurship in the arts and creative industries, in her research on this topic by working with her to develop the questionnaire and distributing it to the IFACCA network. The results of the research inform Chapters Four and Six of Dr Varbanova’s book International Entrepreneurship in the Arts, which will be published by Routledge in 2016.
Written by experts from national governments, the report addresses the challenges the cultural and creative small businesses face finding funding. It highlights over 100 innovative instruments and 32 success stories.
IETM, international network for the performing arts, shares its new publication Art for the Planet’s Sake that looks at how contemporary arts tackle environmental issues in terms of artistic contents, managerial practices and venues management. A publication in partnership with COAL, Coalition for Arts and Sustainable Development, Paris. La publication: L'art pour le bien de la planète est également disponible en français.
First Global Report - Evaluating the Impact of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
Since the adoption of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, the world’s cultural landscape has changed considerably. Presented at UNESCO on 16 December 2015, the Report Re|Shaping Cultural Policies explores these changes and the policy impact of the Convention. One section of the report is entitled 'Minding the gaps: promoting mobility'.
Publication: Mobility and Touring in Central Africa / La mobilité et les tournées en Afrique centrale
AMA/Art Moves Africa is thrilled to announce the release of "Mobility and Touring in Central Africa," its third publication on mobility and touring in Africa. AMA / Art Moves Africa a le plaisir de présenter "La mobilité et les tournées en Afrique centrale," notre troisième publication sur la mobilité et les tournées en Afrique.
The 2015 report was compiled from a survey sent out to 195 countries which focused on four significant contemporary issues, Digital technologies and the Internet, ease of travel for artists, social protection and freedom of expression.
This paper by Jordi Baltà Portolés, deals with the analysis of Euroregions and cross-border cooperation within the European Union, with particular emphasis on their relevance to nations which have their territory divided across two or more EU Member States.
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!
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.
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 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)