Open Method of Coordination groups in the field of Culture (European Commission): 2012 report on Cultural Heritage including mobility of collections
In September 2012 the expert group working on the priority D "Cultural Heritage including mobility of collections" presented a report and a toolkit on practical ways of reducing the cost of lending and borrowing of cultural objects between Member States of the European Union, containing recommendations and practical advice for national authorities and museum professionals.
This report, established by the OMC working group on Mobility support programmes, considers in detail the benefits of artists’ mobility for all stakeholders involved, focusing on the results of mobility. Five "Key Principles" are proposed, in order to build a strong and sustainable framework for artists’ mobility in Europe and beyond - discover them in the article!
EFA BOOKS puts in the spotlight the role of the arts, culture and festivals in the society of today and highlights contemporary challenges. It contributes to and stimulates further discussion on cultural issues and it involves festivals in the international debate with politicians and cultural operators.
On its website, the advocacy campaign 'More Europe' has gathered several speeches, presentations, arguments, publications, researches and surveys from various key players to highlight and reinforce the role of culture in the EU’s external relations.
The CSPA provides a network of resources to artists and arts organizations by gathering and distributing information from partnering information sources, and through the development of special initiatives designed to enable sustainable practices while maintaining artistic excellence. The CSPA views sustainability in art-making through environmentalism, economic stability, and strengthened cultural infrastructure.
The Cultura21 eBooks Series on Culture and Sustainability presents findings from inter- and trans-disciplinary perspectives in research and practice. Keep an eye on the serie!
International Mobility: A Prerequisite for Intercultural Dialogue, by F.Richard, Mediterranean Yearbook 2011
Ferdinand Richard, President of the Roberto Cimetta Fund, presents a short contribution paper on the role of mobility in intercultural dialogue in the Mediterranean area and the place of international and/or local funding to support mobility in this region.
Report on the state of theatre and dance in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, EEPAP, 2011
This publication provides a set of comparable reports on the situation of theatre and dance in Eastern Europe, with a special focus on the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Ukraine, & Belarus), aiming at better understanding among and improved cooperation between the cultural operators of these regions and beyond.
This document aims to present relevant trends and examples in different cultural sectors, provide recommendations to European institutions on how to foster audience building on a European level, and identify gaps in existing information. It includes 28 case studies from 12 different member states, representing a diverse sample of approaches, organisations, degree of formalisation, geographic locations and target publics, among others.
Long Horizons is a series of essays curated by Julie's Bicycle, debating the impact of climate change on the work of policy makers, scientists and artists.
Circostrada Network has updated the guide "Circus and Street Arts: Encouraging European Cooperation Projects".
This Manifesto on the Status of the Artist is the outcome of cooperation between the International Federation of Actors (FIA) and the International Federation of Musicians (FIM). A joint working group drawn from the membership of the two federations has been coming together on this issue in order to share experience and concerns.
Linking the Arts to Environment and Sustainable Development Issues , case studies by ASEF (2010-2012)
The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) has published "Linking the Arts to Environment and Sustainable Development Issues" (April 2012), a report that gathers case studies form nine Asian countries (India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Mongolia, Singapore).
The paper proposes the development of a new conception of citizenship (more inclusive, active and plural) for all the peoples living in the territory of the partner States of the Union for the Mediterranean.
the publication considers culture as one ecosystem the rules of which evolve and interact with its environment, and gathers 47 articles on diverse aspects of sustainability and culture - French only.
Following concerns over financial irregularities and difficult online licencing, the European Commission has proposed in July 2012 a new directive requiring copyright collecting societies to increase their transparency, efficiency and management of revenues.
Policy handbook on the strategical use of EU support programmes for developing Cultural and Creative Industries, OMC working group on CCI, April 2012
Policy handbook on “How to strategically use the EU support programmes, including Structural Funds, to foster the potential of culture for local, regional and national development and the spill over effects on the wider economy? “
Having gathered seven partners in the Med space, the Sostenuto project aimed to open reflections on social and economic innovation in the Med zone. It enabled the experimentation, modelling and diffusion of new management and organisation models within the cultural sector. Two final publications are now available for free download: Culture as a factor for economic and social innovation and Culture & Innovation(s), Europe seen from the South.
Team Culture meeting in Brussels presents a joint manifesto ‘Turn to Culture‘ as an outcome of the European dialogue on the role of culture in a time of crisis initiated under the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. As part of the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Danish Minister for Culture, Uffe Elbæk, has together with the Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou taken the initiative to start a dialogue on the role of culture in a time of crisis.
The study on the profile of artistic and cultural professionals in non-EU Mediterranean countries (Étude sur le Profil des professionnels artistiques et culturels en Méditerranée non Européenne) deals with legal and social aspects related to the work of artists and cultural operators in the region. It also deals with the social recognition of the artists and the role of mobility in the recognition of the artist and the dialogue between cultures.