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Diversity of Cultural Expressions

World Observatory on the Social Status of the Artist

International mobility

Artists and works of art have always circulated between countries and continents. What are the measures already existing or to be taken in terms of social and fiscal legislation to promote the mobility of artists?

What cultural policies could be adopted to encourage or at least remove any obstacles to mobility? What measures exist or could be adopted in areas such as the professional recognition of artistic diplomas, technological research and development, North-South cooperation?

View the measures to promote the mobility of artists by country:

Algeria - Argentina - Australia - Austria - Azerbaijan - Bangladesh - Belgium - Burkina Faso - CanadaColombia - Costa Rica - Croatia - Cuba - Denmark - Egypt Finland - France - Germany - Indonesia - Japan - Latvia - Lebanon - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Malawi - Morocco - Mexico - Monaco - Nepal - Norway - Pakistan - Philippines - Poland - Portugal - Republic of Korea - Romania - Russian Federation - Slovakia - Slovenia - Spain - South Africa - Syrian Arab Republic - SwitzerlandTanzania - Thailand - Trinidad and Tobago - Tunisia - Ukraine - United Kingdom - United States of America 

See the international standard-setting instruments linked to the issue of mobility

Useful links:

  • Art Moves Africa (AMA) 
    International organization aiming to facilitate cultural and artistic exchanges within the African continent. AMA offers travel funds to artists, arts professionals and cultural operators living and working in Africa.

  • UNESCO-Aschberg bursaries

  • Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes 
    This organization aims to promote the emergence and the mobility of young artists on a world scale.

  • Roberto Cimetta Fund 
    International association which promotes the artistic exchanges and the mobility of the professionals of culture in the Euromed region.

  • S.T.E.P. Beyond (Supporting Travel for European Projects) -European Culture Foundation - Mobility Fund which supports cross-cultural creative projects linked to to European and neighbouring countries (including Balkans and Caucasus).

  • Young Arab Theatre Fund (YATF)
    Fund which aims to support the mobility of emerging young directors and independant artists living in the Arab States and working in the field of performing arts

  • 26-12-2009
Dança em foco, Brazil: call for video dance works
  • 21-12-2009
Pact Zollverein residencies, Germany – call for applications
  • 15-12-2009
"Mobility Matters": Programmes and Schemes to Support the Mobility of Artists and Cultural Professionals in Europe – ERICarts Study
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  • 08-12-2009
INSIGHT OUT 2010: scholarships for Mediterranean professionals
  • 07-12-2009
DMJ International Video Dance Festival 2010, Tokyo, Japan
  • 06-12-2009
Seminar on “Arts, migrations and intercultural dialogue” in Lanzarote, Spain
  • 05-12-2009
7th International Pan African Film Festival - Call for entries
  • 05-12-2009
Cyprus International Theatre Institute - 14th International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama 2010
  • 23-11-2009
Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI) Mobility Programme – call for applications within Ibero-America space
  • 17-11-2009
OZU cultural centre residencies 2010, Italy – Call for applications
  • 07-10-2009
New Voices, New Projects 2010, Paris - Call for propositions
  • 12-09-2009
European Voluntary Service: mobility opportunities in Art & Culture for 18-30 years old
  • 09-12-2008
New study on "Mobility Incentives for Cultural Professionals in Europe"
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