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Brussels, Belgium
Tuesday 9 June 2020

(En)forced Mobility

A conversation hosted by On the Move, a cultural mobility information network

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Tuesday 9 June 2020

On the Move — a cultural mobility information network — presented a conversation about (En)forced Mobility livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network on Tuesday 9 June 2020 at 10 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 14:00 UTC +0 / 15:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 16:00 CEST (Brussels, UTC +2).

A public session about (En)forced Mobility moderated by moderated by Mary Ann DeVlieg with colleagues and artists from Tamizdat, Touring Artists, ICORN and Cité Internationale des Arts.

“We are all going through an experience which is humbling to all of us (or should be), whether it is about international mobility, hospitality in a time of lock-down, or limited future access to different territories and shrinking resources…” — Bénédicte Alliot, Director, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.

Artists are mobile for many professional reasons, but what if an artist is constrained to leave their home due to conflict or persecution and is invited to an artists’ residency abroad to do so? What happens when such an artist gets locked down in that country due to COVID-19? What happens when temporary support for them mutates into longer-term need? Though some countries are responding to the needs of independent artists’ loss of earnings caused by the virus, what about artists without legal status who, nevertheless, have to survive, not to mention keep making art, for an audience… where?

A one-hour informal discussion of key players including artists, artist residencies, legal and political advocates and national resources that welcome foreign artists, aims to probe our current struggles with these and related questions.

Written materials relevant to the discussion will be available pre- and post-discussion on this web-page. The cultural mobility information network—On the Move—will aim to collect participants’ questions to be addressed in the following days, and depending on interest, it is possible that further online discussions may be scheduled.

About On the Move
On the Move is dedicated to supporting the mobility of artists and cultural professionals, in Europe and worldwide.

Through its free to access website, On the Move regularly highlights the latest funding opportunities supporting the international mobility of artists and cultural professionals – of every discipline. Thanks to the expertise of its members and partners, On the Move also shares information on key challenges related to cultural mobility (eg. visas, social protection, taxation, environmental issues).

Beyond this work as an information point, On the Move facilitates mentoring sessions and workshops, and gives public presentations on cultural mobility issues and the internationalization of practices for the arts and cultural sector.

Born as a website in 2002, originally a project of IETM - International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts, On the Move has evolved into a dynamic network that now counts more than 50 organizations (including HowlRound) and individual members. Every year, On the Move takes part in and/or co-organizes 40+ events, workshops, training sessions and projects, in Europe and internationally, attracting more than 1,200 people.

On the Move is funded by the Ministry of Culture-France, as well as through projects’ partnerships with European networks and/or local, national, international agencies and organizations.

About HowlRound TV
HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email tv@howlround.com, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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