“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.

The guide refers to a few references that you can mention when you argue for smooth visa handling.

Link: http://freemuse.org/graphics/Publications/PDF/Visa-arguments_Freemuse.pdf

Tags: visa, guide

"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.

Published by European Cultural Foundation, Babelmed

Link: http://static1.squarespace.com/static/526e5978e4b0b83086a1fede/t/53175cb2e4b02cc79a12852a/1394039986929/An+Alternative+Gaze+-+A+Shared+Reflection+on+Cross-Mediterranean+Cooperation+in+the+Arts.pdf

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

An Alternative Gaze

Artists´ Mobility and Visas: A Step Forward

On the Move released this report in 2012 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 the Move organised capacity building activities for their members, in particular a training workshop during November 2012 in Brussels devoted to Schengen visas. The results of this workshop form the core of this report.

Link: http://on-the-move.org/files/Artists-mobility-and-visas-OTM_Dec2012_final.pdf

Tags: visa, Schengen, artists mobility

Artists´ Mobility and Visas: A Step Forward

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://apjacm.arts.unimelb.edu.au/

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

Asia Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management

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.

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

Link: http://on-the-move.org/files/final%20version%20-%20%20Cities%20and%20mobility%20of%20artists_logo-2.pdf

Tags: Support, cultural mobility, Europe

European cities and cultural mobility: Trends and support actions.

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.

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

Link: http://on-the-move.org/files/Green-Mobility-Guide.pdf

Tags: environment, mobility

Green Mobility Guide

Gwarlingo’s Guide to Residency Programs

An article by Michelle Aldredge who has worked in the administration of The MacDowell Colony for over twelve years now. The article overviews artist residencies, their place, purpose and history in contemporary art production.

Link: http://www.gwarlingo.com/2011/resources-for-artists-part-1-residency-programs/

Tags: Residency, history, art production

Gwarlingo’s Guide to Residency Programs

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 section ´Ask IFACCA´ includes responses to questions asked to them since 2003. Browse the archive or ask your own question.
http://www.ifacca.org/ask/

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 for the mobility of artists and cultural professionals has been named 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 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 cultural 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/policy/cultural-creative-industries/documents/artist-mobility_en.pdf

Tags: visa, professionals, mobility, 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 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

Tags: cultural goods and services, art works, artists mobility, international law

IN TRANSIT

International Artists-in-Residence 1990–2010: Mobility, Technology and Identity in Everyday Art Practices

Rita Vargas de Freitas Matias (Finland) has just published her Doctoral Dissertation on the development of artist residencies. Her thesis considers the exponential growth of artistic residencies between 1990 and 2010 at an international level, and the way artists working in associated mobility programmes have been challenged by unsettled transnational working practices and competition. The thesis demonstrates that artists’-in-residence openness and willingness to travel internationally is, on the one hand, related to the development of information technology, and on the other, supported by travelling facilities, which have impact on lifelong learning and cultural maintenance. Whereas change of geographical environment is often associated to psychological and physical conditions, artists’ statements reveal the dichotomy and paradox between globalization, collaboration and dispersion versus isolation, individualism and concentration.

The doctoral research is published in Jyväskylä Studies, Humanities series.

Link: http://jyx.jyu.fi/dspace/handle/123456789/52174

Tags:

International Artists-in-Residence 1990–2010: Mobility, Technology and Identity in Everyday Art Practices

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

More resources for artist residencies: http://www.ifacca.org/topic/residencies-government-support-artist-residencies/

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

Tags: mapping, government support, funding, artist residencies

International Perspectives on Artist Residencies

Microresidence! 2012

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. Within these, 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 residencies. How do we define an artist residency? 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 residencies. In this special program, while re-evaluating the possibilities and important roles of AIR, microresidencies are examined from various perspectives.

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

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

Tags: perspective, function, microresidence

Microresidence! 2012

Mobilité des Artistes et Sécurité Sociale

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

Link: http://www.irma.asso.fr/IMG/pdf/Mobilite_artistes.pdf

Tags: mobility, interviews, french, artists

Mobilité des Artistes et Sécurité Sociale

Mobility and cultural cooperation in the age of digital spaces

A reader has been produced by On the Move to complement the training sessions run in Bucharest and Helsinki in 2006 on the theme of Mobility and Cultural Cooperation.

The articles will stimulate your mind on the subject of mobility and cultural cooperation and how they intertwine with digital tools and virtual spaces in Europe today.

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

Link: http://on-the-move.org/files/Mobility%20cultural%20cooperation%202006.pdf

Tags: trainers, technology, mobility, digital, 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

Networked Cultures

Networked Cultures investigates the cultural transformations under way in Europe through examining the potentials and effects of networked spatial practices.

Based at Goldsmiths, University of London, the project collaborates with art, architectural and urban practices across Europe and beyond to look at ways in which contested spaces allow for a multi-inhabitation of territories and narratives across cultural, social or geographic boundaries.

Link: http://www.networkedcultures.org/

Tags: network, Europe, cultural transformation

Networked Cultures

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.

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

Link: http://www.artfactories.net/IMG/pdf/teh_newtimes_en-2.pdf

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

New Times New Models

Playing the Networking Game: Why You Should Know That Artist Residencies Matter

The essay shows how academic and field researchers consider formal and informal networks of relationships essential in the art world and clarifies why it is important for artists to rely heavily on them to gain success and recognition. In this regard, artist residencies operate a subtle yet fundamental role by acting as brokerage nodes in the system, favoring the uncovering of new professional opportunities and enhancing creativity generation.

Link: http://www.tafterjournal.it/2016/01/15/playing-the-networking-game-why-you-should-know-that-artist-residencies-matter/

Tags:

Playing the Networking Game: Why You Should Know That Artist Residencies Matter

PRACTICS: a pilot project for cultural mobility

The main aim of PRACTICS was to pilot four ‘Mobility Infopoints’ to offer artists and cultural professionals who want to be mobile across borders information advice in order to help them overcome obstacles in pursuing an international career. In this respect the PRACTICS project “tested” a model which is close to the model as outlined in the feasibility study for a European wide system of information on the different legal, regulatory, procedural and financial aspects to mobility in the cultural sector.

This report aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the main activities undertaken as part of the PRACTICS project, the main results achieved, the lessons that the project partners have learned, and the key recommendations they put forward as a result of the experiences gained through participating in PRACTICS and supporting mobility of artists in a constantly changing and increasingly challenging environment.

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

Link: http://on-the-move.org/files/PRACTICS_final_report_Nov_2011.FINAL_Version.pdf

Tags: moblilty, cultural, analysis

PRACTICS: a pilot project for cultural mobility

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 with regards to arts residency programs. This will be achieved through exchanges of experience, knowledge sharing, and support of the professional development of cultural cadres.

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

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

Tags: residencies, professional development, Eastern Europe, cooperation

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

Report (Not Annoucement)

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

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

Tags: transition, mobility, curators, artists

Report (Not Annoucement)

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

As a consequence of the economic 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 July 5th in Brussels in the prestigious BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts attended by over 90 participants from Europe and beyond.

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

Link: http://encatc.org/pages/fileadmin/user_upload/2013/Policy_Debate_Report_2013.pdf

Tags: public expenditure, culture, arts

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

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: tools, technology, online, Europe, cultural sector

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.

http://translate.eipcp.net/concept/steyerl-concept-en

Link: http://translate.eipcp.net/

Tags: translation, research, government, exhibition, arts

Translate - Beyond Culture: The Politics of Translation

Art Works´ – Cultural Labour Markets: A Literature Review

Part of the Creativity, Culture and Education (CCE) Series, this report focuses on the nature of work in the cultural industries. It includes studies of artists as cultural workers, geography and work organisation in the cultural industries

* By Kate Oakley
* ISBN: 978-1-907264-01-6

Link:
 http://old.creativitycultureeducation.org/wp-content/uploads/CCE-lit-review-8-a5-web-130.pdf

Tags: cultural workers, artists