On the Move’s mobility funders started to meet online in June 2020 to think in a collective way on the future of mobility funding schemes and international cultural mobility in general.
This group aims to think more deeply about key issues related to cultural mobility, with many of those issues taking on a more profound relevance in light of the Covid-19 pandemic (green mobility, virtual or physical mobility, values-based mobility, etc.). It also aims to connect with other initiatives, meetings and experiments which can enrich the conversations of the working group.
The working group follows on from a series of meetings initiated by On the Move and involving some of the group’s current members:
- In 2013, a Platform Meeting of Asian and European Cultural Mobility Funders, organised in partnership with the Arts and Theatre Institute in Prague in 2013 and the support of the Asia-Europe Foundation.
- In 2014, ‘Access and Reciprocity: A Brainstorming Meeting with Cultural Mobility Stakeholders’ in partnership with RES ARTIS, the ASEF, AsiaLink, and IETM meeting in Melbourne.
- In 2015, a mobility funders’ meeting in New York, organised in partnership with the Martin Segal Theatre Centre and Theatre without Borders.
- i-Portunus Operational Study: An analytical report / operational study of mobility schemes for artists and culture professionals in Creative Europe Countries. The study was subcontracted to On the Move as part of the year 1 pilot for the i-Portunus mobility funding scheme coordinated by a consortium led by the Goethe Institut with Institut français, Izolyatsia and Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts.
- Annex 5 of the Operational Study gives a comparison of mobility funding schemes.