[Collection] Mobility of Artists

For an artist, mobility is often an intrinsic part of the creative process and the dissemination of the work. Mobility offers the chance of a larger public, an opening unto the world and the development of different artistic techniques. Mobility allows the artist to experience diversity and to integrate it into the creative process. The main obstacles to the mobility of artists are fiscal, the visa regime, work permits or right of residence, social security and intellectual property issues. Access to information (on these issues and funding opportunities) are also a key challenge.

As an introduction to this topic, you can read CAE 2013 briefing on Artists’ mobility and consult On the Move dedicated webpage.


EU related documents and reports:


Reports by research institutes, networks, civil society organisations and/or private organisations:


Guides to the funding opportunities of the cultural mobility of artists and cultural professionals:
On the Move co-produced online guides :

  • The FUND-FINDER, A Guide to funding opportunities for arts and culture in Europe, beyond Creative Europe (July 2015) –
  • Green Art Lab Alliance > GALA Funding Guide, a first inventory of public and private, international, European, national, regional and local funds, calls and initiatives that can support arts and culture projects on environmental sustainability (July 2015) –
  • Europe– with the support of the Asia-Europe Foundation, the Ministry of Culture and Communication-France and the Creative Europe Desks of the Wallonia and Flanders regions –
  • Asia– with the support of the Asia-Europe Foundation –
  • Arab world– with the support of Korea Arts Managerment Service and the research support by the Arab Education Forum –
  • USA– with the support of Theatre Without Borders and the Martin E. Segal Theatre Centre, CUNY, The Graduate Centre-


To go further:


We thank On the Move for sharing with us these interesting reports and resources by ENCC , Ericarts, IETM, Ibn Battûta Artistic Alliance, Res Artis, Richard Poláček, the Roberto Cimetta Fund, Dutch Culture / TransArtists…  


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Bibliography on artist mobility by Angie Cotte
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A bibliography on artists’ mobility (and other issues) compiled by Angie Cotte, Secretary General, Roberto Cimetta Fund.