Mobility Webinar: UK-EU Mobility Flows in the Visual Arts
As part of its pluriannual programme co-funded by the European Union, On the Move proposes twice a year Mobility Webinars to investigate collectively international artistic and cultural mobility.
For this second Mobility Webinar, On the Move collaborates with Arts Infopoint UK to exchange on the artistic and cultural mobility flows between EU’s Members States and the United Kingdom. After a COVID-19 pandemic which put many cross-border collaboration to a halt, arts professionals and organisations gradually discovered the new circumstances to travelling from one context to the other. Travel restrictions and other health-related measures being slowly lifted on the two sides of the Channel, many practitioners had to get acquainted with a new set of rules to circulate, stay and present work.
Across 2021, many conversations took place in the performing arts field and the creative industries to raise awareness of these new circumstances and address grassroots players’ needs in relation to transnational EU-UK cultural initiatives. Both On the Move and Arts Infopoint UK have led or contributed to many sectoral events to provide support and guidance to cultural stakeholders. Mobility Information Points (MIP) have been increasing their effort to better help UK- and EU-based arts professionals when dealing with post-Brexit issues, from visas to customs rules.
Today we would like to share more stories and information from the visual arts ecosystem, as we observe its specificities (e.g. from freelance artists and curators to artist-in-residence programmes not always equipped to navigate heavy administrative processes) and concerns to maintain fruitful cultural relations. On the Move members, including D6: Culture in Transit, Arts Council England and Res Artis, have been instrumental in shaping the questions of this Mobility Webinar.
Veronka Köver (independent expert)
Alessio Antoniolli (Gasworks & Triangle Network, United Kingdom)
Theodore Ereira-Guyer (visual artist, United Kingdom/Portugal)
Paolo Mele (Ramdom / KORA / STARE-Associazione delle Residenze Artistiche italiane, Italy)
Maria Luigia Gioffrè (In-ruins, Italy)
More info on On the Move Website
Record available here