Cultural Mobility Studies

Mobility Matters – Programmes and Schemes to Support the Mobility of Artists and Other Cultural Professionals by ERICarts Institute for the European Commission. 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. This was not intended to be an audit of all mobility related schemes in Europe, but rather a survey and analysis of the range and scope as well as motives and results of such programmes.

Mobility in Italy by Fondazione Fitzcarraldo.
In June 2010 Fondazione Fitzcarraldo presented a study mapping the Italian situation of information offer and demand related to culture mobility. The study is available in Italian and English in and is a must for anybody interested in cultural mobility & Italy.

Global Roaming
This short guide to global mobility is written by Judith Staines from On The Move for artists and cultural operators. It is concerned with professional mobility, travel to and work in places beyond Europe.

Feasibility study on European information systems supporting the mobility of artists and cultural workers by ECOTEC for the European Commission in the framework of the pilot project for artist mobility.
At the end of 2007, the European Parliament voted an additional line on the 2008 budget of the European Union dedicated to supporting the environment for the mobility of artists through a new pilot project. The first element of this pilot project consisted in a feasibility study ona Europe-wide information system concerning the different legal, regulatory, procedural, fiscal and financial aspects of the transnational mobility in the cultural sector.

International mobility of artists and other culture professionals commissioned by the Portuguese Ministry of Culture. This research aims to collect information that support the Portuguese expert on the European working group on mobility of artists and other professionals of cultural sector (European Agenda for Culture). This research includes the systematization of relevant sources and statistic indicators as well as the application of an online survey to Portuguese cultural agents
and institutions about their international experience.

L’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) by Suzanne Capiau
The paper presents the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), its programmes, actions and strategies which aim to promote the mobility of cultural workers.

Mobile Home by Richard Poláček.
This was a year-long project celebrating the “European Year of Workers’ Mobility 2006”, which looked at successes and obstacles to the movement of arts and artists across European borders, as guaranteed by the European union treaties and at the phenomenon of “mobility” from technical, philosophical and artistic perspectives. Mobile Home site where the report study can be downloaded

Mobility in Central and Eastern European Countries by Dorota Ilczuk, Magdalena Kulikowska, Aleksandra Litorowicz and Anna Stepniewska.
Mobility in Central and Eastern European countries is addressed not through general state cultural policy, but is developed within various cultural disciplines or fields, on different levels of government and distributed through cultural institutions.

Mobility of Artists and Cultural Professionals in South Eastern Europe by Dimitrije Vujadinovic.
Until 2001, the ministries of culture and other governmental and para-governmental institutions, local and regional authorities in the Western Balkans did not define the mobility of artists and cultural professionals as policy priorities. Migration rather than mobility of artists was the norm, which some argue led to an overall cultural brain-drain.

Mobility of Cultural Professionals from the UK, Ireland, Netherlands and Portugal by Rod Fisher.
This paper seeks to indicate trends in the mobility of artists and other cultural professionals, as well as cultural organisations, based on the experience of four EU states: the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom. Policy developments and structural change in recent years will be identified and attention will be drawn to programmes that have emerged to support international contact and mobility.

Recognising the Significance of Culture in Government and EU External Relations by Rod Fisher.
A presentation made by Rod Fisher, Director of International Intelligence on Culture, to the 5th European Forum on Culture & Society – “Cultural Co-operation & Mobility in Europe”, held in Luxembourg, on 27th June 2008.

Challenges for Mobility_recommendations from the visual arts sector by IGBK.
Outcomes of an experts’ meeting on the topic “Mobility in the visual arts sector in Europe” with recommendations on how to deal with mobility problems at EU level and within the member states.

Credits: Research: Paul Bogen

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