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"Quick Guide" Artist Visa Applications : Arguments for Success

How do you argue when visa issuing offices and embassies continue to violate international recommendations and conventions? This Freemuse “Quick Guide” tackles various points set out in international conventions and recommendations to help you argue for smooth visa handling.

Since Freemuse published “Visas / the discordant note” two years ago some improvements have been made, but several of you are still facing problems and in your daily busy routines you do not find the time to read policy papers.

Here is Freemuse´s small attempt to provide a “Quick Guide” to various points set out in international conventions and recommendations.

Artist Visa Applications: Arguments for Success

Link: http://www.on-the-move.org/documents/Visa-arguments_Freemuse.pdf

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"Quick Guide" Artist Visa Applications : Arguments for Success
 

An Alternative Gaze

A shared reflection on cross-Mediterranean cooperation in the arts. An Alternative Gaze is the result of a series of interviews with artists and cultural operators from the Maghreb and the Middle-East. These took place in 2007 under auspices of the European Cultural Foundation and Babelmed. Central themes were the dynamics and relationships created by the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation. This was part of the larger framework of the Mediterranean Reflection Group of the ECF. Contributors include Basma El Husseiny, Sofiane Hadjadj, Adila Laida-Hanieh, Nat Muller and Ghislaine Glasson Deschaumes.

* Editor: European Cultural Foundation, Babelmed
* Price: free

Link: http://www.eurocult.org/uploads/docs/926.pdf

Tags: Mediterranean, cooperation, inverview, artists, cultural operators

 

Artiste-mobilité.fr

Experiences of artists, traditionally an extremely mobile population group. In French.

Link: http://www.irma.asso.fr/Mobilite-des-artistes-et-securite

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Tags: mobility, french, artists, interviews

 

Artists moving & learning

“Artists moving & learning” analyses the impact of mobility of artists in Europe from an educational and Life Long Learning perspective.

- What are the effects of their cross-border movements –as bursaries in artists’ residencies or as guest artists in festivals, museums or galleries?

- Does mobility boost the creativity and of artists?

- Can non-formal learning resulting from artistic mobility be formalised by integrating it into initial professional education for artists?

- How can instruments for life-long learning target better the needs of mobile artists?

To examine these questions, the “Artists moving & learning” partners have conducted interviews with artists from the performing and visual arts in ten EU Member States: Belgium, France, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and the UK.

Link: http://www.encatc.org/moving-and-learning/index.lasso

Tags: mobility, creativity, life-long-learning, Europe

Artists moving & learning
 

Artists' Centers: Evolution and Impact on Careers, Neighborhoods and Economies

A new study from the University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, shows that Minnesota's strong creative economy owes much of its success to the unusual number and quality of dedicated gathering spaces for artists in Minnesota. The study profiles 22 arts centers and individual artists.

Link: http://www.hhh.umn.edu/img/assets/6158/artists_centers.pdf

Tags: study, art centers, impact, profile

Artists' Centers: Evolution and Impact on Careers, Neighborhoods and Economies
 

Artists' Mobility and Visas: A Step Forward

On the Move recently released a report which presents specific obstacles faced by mobile artists.

As a part of its advocacy activities for better conditions for the international mobility of artists and cultural professionals, On the Move (OTM) tackles visa issues.

On this crucial theme they have developed a part of their Charter for a sustainable and responsible cultural mobility (soon online on their website) and they organised capacity building activities for their members, in particular a training workshop during last November, 15th- 16th 2012 in Brussels devoted to Schengen visas.

The results of this workshop form the core of this report.

Link: http://on-the-move.org/

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Artists' Mobility and Visas: A Step Forward
 

Arts Research Digest

An overview of recent and current research in the arts, media and cultural sectors around the world. Subscription based, free trial.

Link: http://www.arts-research-digest.com/

Tags: research, arts, cultural sector

Arts Research Digest
 

Asia Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management

The Asia Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management is an online, free to air, fully peer reviewed academic journal. The journal publishes articles about arts and cultural management and cultural policy issues.

Link: http://www.ojs.unisa.edu.au/index.php/ARTMJ/index

Tags: cultural policy, online, academic journal, articles, cultural management

Asia Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management
 

Case Studies : Dynamics, Causes and Consequences of Transborder Mobility in the European Arts and Culture

In-depth studies on the general conditions, developments and trends in the mobility of artists in Europe.

1.1 Mobility Case Studies in Austria by Andreas Lehner and Veronika RatzenboĢˆck
1.2 One-Way Ticket – The Brain Drain and Trans-Border Mobility in the Arts and Culture of the Western Balkans by Dimitrije Vujadinovic
1.3 Trends in International Mobility of Finnish Artists by Ritva Mitchell
1.4 France and Artistic Mobility by Anne-Marie Autissier
1.5 Migrants in Turin by Luca Dal Pozzolo
1.6 Artists' Mobility in Poland by Dorata Ilczuk
1.7 Artists' Mobility: the Lithuanian Example by Viktoras Liutkus
1.8 Industrial, Cultural and Museum Districts by Luca Dal Bozzolo
1.9 RUSSIANS MUSICIANS AND “FORTRESS ITALY” by Carla Bodo

From the European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research
http://www.ericarts.org

Link: http://www.ericarts.org/web/files/197/en/Case_Studies_on_Mobility.pdf

Tags: case studies, mobility, Europe, artists

Case Studies : Dynamics, Causes and Consequences of Transborder Mobility in the European Arts and Culture
 

Challenges for mobility - Recommendations from the visual arts sector

On December 10 and 11, 2009, the Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste (IGBK), Berlin, organised an experts’ meeting on the topic ‘Mobility in the visual arts sector in Europe’. The meeting was part of the EU project ‘Urban Interventions: Artistic perspectives for the urban space’ which is coordinated by the City Linz.

The meeting focused on existing obstacles that visual artists face when mobile and the question how to make things easier. Discussions were related to the four topics ‘customs and taxation’, ‘visa regulations’, ‘information: access and coordination’ and ‘supporting schemes’.

Link: http://www.practics.org/@api/deki/files/467/=Challenges_for_Mobility_Recommendations_from_the_visual_arts_sector_%281%29.pdf

Tags: challenges, mobility, Visual arts

Challenges for mobility - Recommendations from the visual arts sector
 

CultureMap

The objectives of this study are to map and analyse existing websites in Europe which are used as a means for exchange of information and debate on culture, artistic expression and as a space for an exchange of opinions on the European project, with a view to proposing recommendations on how to enhance the use of the internet as a means of information exchange and debate at the European level on cross-sector issues in the field of culture and artistic expression.

The study was carried out for the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (European Commission DG Education and Culture) coordinated by empirica with the partners P.A.U. Education and and IBK Remscheid. Support has been provided through National Correspondents from the ENIR network and age-culture.net.

IFACCA and ConnectCP, contributed to the research findings.

Link: http://www.culturemap.net/documents/CULTUREMAP_Final_Report_20100216.pdf

Tags: Europe, internet, information, debate, Exchange, map

CultureMap
 

European cities and cultural mobility: Trends and support actions.

This study "European cities and cultural mobility: Trends and support actions" analyses the policies and actions implemented by large European cities to support the mobility of artists and cultural professionals. This study is based on the results of a survey completed by 24 cities in 15 European countries.

This is a study commissioned and supported by Nantes. Prepared by On the Move for EUROCITIES.

Link: http://on-the-move.org/news/article/15726/european-cities-and-cultural-mobility-trends-and/

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European cities and cultural mobility: Trends and support actions.
 

European Cultural Policies 2015

A Report with Scenarios on the Future of Public Funding for Contemporary Art in Europe.

Visions from Eight contributors.

The report is a collaboration between Iaspis (International Artist Studio Programme in Sweden) eipcp (European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies) and åbäke, an international design group based in London.

Link: http://www.eipcp.net/policies/2015

Tags: European, cultural policy, contemporary art

European Cultural Policies 2015
 

Green Mobility Guide

Europe’s first Green Mobility Guide for the Performing Arts, providing environmental guidance for touring European theatre companies and venues.

Authored by Julie’s Bicycle and commissioned by On the Move, the online resource for cultural mobility in Europe, the Green Mobility Guide offers practical recommendations for professionals across the performing arts, case studies and resources, including the Julie’s Bicycle “IG tool” for tracking carbon emissions while on tour.

Featuring case studies from Drom Cultura, IETM/Australia Council for the Arts, the Imagine 2020 network, festivals such as Noorderzone, Electrosmog and Alkantara and many others, the guide will provide guidance on environmental best practice and raise awareness of the impact our choices have on the environment and what can be done to make a difference.

The Green Mobility Guide is available in English and French, but please note, the French version is a work in progress and does not yet feature chapters 7, 8 and 9.

Link: http://www.juliesbicycle.com/resources/green-guides/green-mobility-guide

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Green Mobility Guide
 

Guide to funding opportunities for cultural journalists in Europe

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.

Link: http://on-the-move.org/news/article/15719/guide-to-funding-opportunities-for-cultural/

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Guide to funding opportunities for cultural journalists in Europe
 

IFACCA

The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies is the global network of national arts funding bodies. The website contains news on arts policy, operational policy, statistics, art developments, projects, publications etc.

Their 'Ask IFACCA' includes responses to questions asked to them since 2003. Browse the archive or ask your own question.

Link: http://www.ifacca.org/

Tags: statistics, reports, policy, funding

IFACCA
 

Improving the Conditions to Support the Mobility of Artists and Culture Professionals

Removing obstacles to mobility of artists and cultural professionals has been included among the five priority areas for action in the Culture Work Plan 2008-2010.

The final report of the expert working group on mobility of culture professionals is available now.

The report includes a background introduction and recommendations to Member States, the European Commission and to the culture sector to

- improve information service on mobility in the culture field;

- develop programmes and schemes to support mobility;

- install and improve intermediary functions;

- address visa issues;

- take initiatives on measuring mobility.

Link: http://ec.europa.eu/culture/key-documents/doc/MOC_final_report_en.pdf

Tags: mobility, professionals, visa, culture

Improving the Conditions to Support the Mobility of Artists and Culture Professionals
 

IN TRANSIT

A study on international law and the mobility of artists, art works, cultural goods and services.

The aim of the IN TRANSIT study is to provide an overview of the main international legal instruments which impact on the mobility of artists, art works, cultural goods and services. Case studies of bilateral and multilateral legal agreements give practical insight into how legal instruments are used by countries across the world to enhance cross- border mobility.

Link: http://www.on-the-move.org/files/Study_In%20Transit_EN_2009_Final.pdf

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IN TRANSIT
 

Intercultural Dialogue - Best Practices at Community Level

The projects featured in this catalogue show examples of best practice in the workplace, in educational contexts and in daily life. They highlight how intercultural dialogue can be translated into concrete actions that can inspire others and be adapted to different contexts.

Link: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/education_culture/dialogue/catal_dial_en.pdf

Tags: intercultural, community, report

Intercultural Dialogue - Best Practices at Community Level
 

International Perspectives on Artist Residencies.

There appears to be a worldwide interest in artist residencies, and many government agencies are involved in supporting residency programs and/or the artists that take part in them.

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. At the General Meeting, it became apparent that the report on the survey analysis should also incorporate some of the research, knowledge and experiences presented at the meeting.

IFACCA therefore invited the following participants to share their expertise:

President of Res Artis, Mario A. Caro
Director of the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Jean-Baptiste Joly
Acting Deputy Director for Cultural Exchange of the Asia-Europe Foundation, Anupama Sekhar
Director of Arts and Cultural Projects, NLI Research Institute Tokyo, Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto.

The report considers:

Government Support for Artist Residencies
Objectives and Outcomes of Residencies
Mapping of Residencies
Funding Opportunities for Residencies
Evaluation of Residencies
Future Actions


IFACCA has also collected some other resources about artist residencies and these are available on the Government Support for Artist Residencies topic page: http://www.ifacca.org/topic/residencies-government-support-artist-residencies/ .

Link: http://media.ifacca.org/files/DArt45ResidenciesMay2013.pdf

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International Perspectives on Artist Residencies.
 

Microresidence! 2012

What is Microresidence?

Artist-in-Residence programs provide, through a period of residence and production, a place in which artists may pursue their creative activities and engage in exchange with different cultures. The structures and scales of operation vary from long-term residencies to event-led programs which exist widely both in Japan and overseas. Withinthese, a microresidence may be described as small scale (both in the size of facilities and budget), artist-run, independent, grass roots and flexible, while placing importance upon responding flexibly to artists' needs and valuing human relationships. Today surely it is this growing group of small scale residencies promoting artistic and cultural exchange which have the potential to point towards new directions for artist in residence programs. How do we define an artist-in-residence? What is its function? What are its benefits? Answers to these questions are not simple, and require a review of the differing environments and social backgrounds of respective residencie. In this special program, while re-evaluating the possibilities and important roles of AIR, we will examine microresidencies from various perspectives.

Microresidence! 2012 is a a document which collates the thoughts and messages of facilitators and participants of artist in residencies around the Japan and internationally.

Link: http://www.youkobo.co.jp/microresidence/index_en.html

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Microresidence! 2012
 

Mobility and Cultural cooperation in the age of digital spaces

The reader contains articles by the three trainers. The articles are on the subject of mobility and cultural cooperation and how they intertwine with digital tools and virtual spaces in Europe today.

Link: http://on-the-move.org/news/article/12140/reader-on-mobility-and-cultural-cooperation-in/

Tags: mobility, trainers, digital, technology, cooperation

Mobility and Cultural cooperation in the age of digital spaces
 

Mobility Matters: Programmes and Schemes to Support the Mobility of Artists and Other Cultural Professionals

The ERICarts Institute carried out a six month study for the European Commission between April and October 2008 on mobility incentives in the culture/creative sector.

Link: http://www.mobility-matters.eu/web/index.php

Tags: study, mobility, incentives, culture, creative

Mobility Matters: Programmes and Schemes to Support the Mobility of Artists and Other Cultural Professionals
 

Multidisciplinary Arts: Approaches to Funding

Case studies, interviews, statistics, resources and background information about funding multi-disciplinary art projects, which may also extend beyond the arts.

Link: http://media.ifacca.org/files/D'Art38Multidisciplinary.pdf

Tags: funding, multi-diciplinary, report

Multidisciplinary Arts: Approaches to Funding
 

New Times New Models

In January, 2010 a conference about independent cultural centres was held at Pekarna Magdalenske Mreze in Maribor, Slovenia. The book, entitled ”New Times New Models – Investigating the internal governance models and external relations of independent cultural centres in times of change” has been published and is available online.

Link: http://www.pekarna.org/web/index.php?siteLang=en&ntnm_link=true

Tags: slovenia, model, independent, governence, documentation, cultural centers

New Times New Models
 

PRACTICS Mapping of Cultural Mobility Information Services in Spain

With the aim of analysing the existing informational infrastructure on the international mobility of artists and cultural professionals in Spain and exploring the possible opportunities for better and sustainable information services in this field, in April 2011 Interarts (PRACTICS partner and Infopoint) carried out the first mapping of more than 30 institutions, organisations and information centres that provide specialised information for cultural professionals and organisations, including information regarding cultural mobility and cooperation, among other issues.

As in the broader context of the PRACTICS project, the analysis of existing information services has taken into account primarily the following areas: funding sources for mobility and cooperation projects, employment in the cultural sector, training opportunities, legal aspects related to mobility, fiscal and social security in mobility and information about the cultural sector in Spain and/or other countries to strengthen international cultural cooperation (country profiles).

Link: http://www.practics.org/@api/deki/files/662/=mapping_mobility_information_spain_-_june_2011_-_executive_summary.pdf

Tags: cultural, analysis, moblilty, spain, mapping, cooperation

PRACTICS Mapping of Cultural Mobility Information Services in Spain
 

RE-tooling RESIDENCIES. A Closer Look at the Mobility of Art Professionals

The RE-TOOLING RESIDENCIES project is addressed to both arts communities and art institutions looking to create arts residency centers in Eastern Europe and to cooperate with existing centers of this kind.

The project aims to foster cooperation and mutual support between arts institutions from the east and west of the EU as regards arts residency programs. This will be achieved through exchanges of experience, knowledge sharing, and support of the professional development of cultural cadres.

Publication : http://re-tooling-residencies.org/media/upload/img/ReToolingResidencies_INT.pdf

Link: http://www.re-tooling-residencies.org

Tags: residencies, professional development, Eastern Europe, cooperation

RE-tooling RESIDENCIES. A Closer Look at the Mobility of Art Professionals
 

Reflections on the challenges facing arts institutions

This paper outlines the key issues in which arts institutes are currently engaged as well as the issues on the social, political, and educational horizon for higher arts education. The paper serves both as a summation of the current state of affairs in higher arts education and as a guide to the vital topics which leaders in the arts are addressing now and in the future

Link: http://web.me.com/matarasso/one/writing_files/ELIA%20Reflections.pdf

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Reflections on the challenges facing arts institutions
 

Report (Not Annoucement)

Transitionary Report on the State of Mobility at the Beginning of the 21st Century.

Link: http://www.bak-utrecht.nl/report/index_full.html

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Responding to the crisis with culture: Towards new governance & business models for the cultural sector

As consequence of theeconomic crisis, public expenditures for arts and culture have decreased dramatically. Arts-cultural institutions and organisations find themselves at a turning point where new ways of managing and funding culture need to be explored. This was the concept behind the 3rd Annual ENCATC Policy Debate organised on 5 July in Brussels in the prestigious
BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts attended by over 90 participants
from Europe and beyond.

Link: http://www.encatc.org/pages/index.php

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Responding to the crisis with culture: Towards new governance & business models for the cultural sector
 

Socially Engaged Art, Critics and Discontents

Is the aesthetic is being sacrificed on the altar of social change? CAN asked writer Jennifer Roche to interview critic Claire Bishop about her much disputed claims in Artforum.

Link: http://www.communityarts.net/readingroom/archivefiles/2006/07/socially_engage.php

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TAiR - Tartu Artist in Residece Programme

This report was written by Julia Heikkinen while developing a new residency program in Estonia. It includes the main characteristics of residency programs, background about all the Finnish AiR programs and a full plan for the Tartu program (resources available/needed, mission, marketing, objectives, SWOT analysis, finances and complete program plan.

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Tags: vision, start-up, residency plan, mission, Finnish, finland, business plan

TAiR - Tartu Artist in Residece Programme
 

The Artist Workspace Residency: A Guide for Arts Organizations

A 2005 guide designed to prepare arts organizations that want to deepen their work with artists by adding an artist workspace residency program.

* Project Director: Kerry McCarthy
* Publisher: New York State Artist Workspace Consortium
* Published: 2005
* List Price: free pdf download

Link: http://www.nysawc.org/docs/WorkspaceResidency_Org.pdf

Tags: organisations, artist residency, guide

The Artist Workspace Residency: A Guide for Arts Organizations
 

The economy of culture in Europe

A study explaining the direct (GDP, growth and employment) and indirect (links between creativity and innovation, links with the ICT sector, regional development and attractiveness) contribution of the cultural and creative sectors.

Link: http://ec.europa.eu/culture/key-documents/doc873_en.htm

Tags: Europe, creativity, innovation, development

The economy of culture in Europe
 

The Impact of Culture on Creativity

A study by the European Commission that explores the still largely underestimated links between culture, cultural diversity, creativity and – more largely – social, scientific and economic innovation.

Link: http://ec.europa.eu/culture/key-documents/doc/study_impact_cult_creativity_06_09.pdf

Tags: study, culture, creativity, innovation, Europe, European Commission

The Impact of Culture on Creativity
 

Tools for Culture: The Resonance & Use of Online Tools in the Cultural Sector

LabforCulture's latest Research in focus, 'Tools for Culture' presents an overview of how the cultural sector is (or is not) taking up online technology tools for collaboration across Europe.

Link: http://www.labforculture.org/en/resources-for-research/contents/research-in-focus/tools-for-culture-the-resonance-use-of-online-tools-in-the-cultural-sector

Tags: online, technology, tools, cultural sector, Europe

Tools for Culture: The Resonance & Use of Online Tools in the Cultural Sector
 

Translate - Beyond Culture: The Politics of Translation

A research project that explores cultural translation in arts, societies and governments through exhibitions, events and networking.

Link: http://translate.eipcp.net/

Tags: research, translation, arts, government, exhibition

Translate - Beyond Culture: The Politics of Translation