Challenges for Mobility

Experts' meeting on 'Mobility in the visual arts sector in Europe', December 10 to 11, 2009 in Linz

The European project ‘Urban Interventions: Artistic perspectives for the urban space’ brought together project partners from five different European countries that aim at contributing to the mobility of visual artists within the European Union as well as in one candidate state (Turkey).

The project contributed to the ongoing discussions on how to further mobility of artists in Europe. Hosted by Atelierhaus Salzamt in Linz on December 10 and 11, 2009, IAA Europe organised an experts’ meeting on the topic ‘Mobility in the visual arts sector in Europe’. Culture Action Europe was partner of the event. Discussions with representatives of European artists’ associations, residencies, cultural networks and information organisations as well as researchers focused on existing mobility obstacles and the question how to make things easier for individual artists and groups. Priority was given to the topics ‘customs and taxation’, ‘visa regulations’, ‘information. coordination and access’ and ‘supporting schemes’.

To find out about outcomes of the meeting and recommendations on how to deal with mobility problems at EU level and within the member states read the summary:

Report 'Challenges for Mobility. Recommendations from the visual arts sector'

Besides IAA Europe, Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste (IGBK) and the City Linz, project partners were the Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, the Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center Istanbul and the Foundation Tallinn 2011. The project was funded by the EU’s culture programme and supported by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

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