Research Project “Performing Arts within the Cultural Landscapes in Europe”

The documents and links, collected and assembled since last year, are describing the current status of the performing arts in European countries. They are formed like a bibliography and cover the following topics:

  • Artists searching for cooperation and work opportunities in other European counties,
  • Information centres and theatre institutes which research and compile information for artists.
  • Cultural-political networks using this material to develop arguments for the promotion of the performing arts,
  • Academic institutions searching for sources about the situation of the performing arts in Europe.

The documents and links have been split into five areas:

  • Information about national cultural politicians and the promotion of culture, presentation of the cultural landscape
  • The existing structures within the cultural landscape of the performing arts: institutions / festivals / projects / promotion
  • The social situation of artists (income, professional status, life circumstances)
  • Mobility (forms of and opportunities for mobility, promotion, barriers to mobility)
  • Social debate and aesthetic developments

Three research areas are available:

This research was initiated by the Flanders Arts Institute, Brussels, and ITI Germany (as member of the European Network of Information Centres for the Performing Arts / ENICPA).

Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, a large part was completed in workshops of the European Secretariat of German Culture NGOs, with associations of independent performing artist from various European countries, the Federal Association of the Performing Arts (Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste), as well as members of Project Passage 23E.

In the coming weeks, ENICPA members and relevant networks and institutions are invited to contribute further information.

Please contact the board of ENICPA to take part.

CAE reacts to the European Commission’s proposal for a post 2020 EU Budget

Culture Action Europe welcomes that the European Commission’s proposal from May 30 keeps Creative Europe as a self-standing programme, with a budgetary increase from 1.4 billion € (2014-2020) to 1.8 billion € (2021-2027). CAE welcomes continuity of the programme as a promising development strongly promoted by CAE and its members.
While awaiting further details that describe the financial allocations, CAE encourage European Institutions to ensure that at least 1% of each of these policy domains is allocated to culture.

Read: Creative Europe: Programme Analysis and Recommendations

Press release: Stand alone programme for Creative Europe secured

Join: 1% for Culture Campaign

On the Move General Assembly Lisbon

Polo Cultural Gaivotas Boavista welcomed on 22-24 May in Lisbon On the Move’s members for the network’s General Assembly and related meetings. Jana Grünewald (ITI) and Christine Heemsoth (IGBK) chaired the meeting of OTM’s Info Mobility Points working group. The series of events enclosed:
– A joint Board meeting session with On the Move and FACE members
– A workshop with On the Move’s members
– The General Assembly
– The opening of the Alkantara Festival
– A public session on 24 May (video available here thanks to Howlround) – Tips and Advice for Artists and Cultural Professionals to Internationalize Their Careers and Artistic Practices. A public discussion with On the Move’s members.

Culture Action Europe announces new Secretary General

CAE announced the appointment of Tere Badia to the post of Secretary General of Culture Action Europe. Tere will join CAE as of 1 April 2018, complementing the experience and skills already present in the CAE board and team. She is dedicated to cultural research and production in various formats. and has carried out several studies on cultural policies, networks and R+D+i for visual arts. Until January 2018, Tere Badia was director of Hangar – center for artistic production and research in Barcelona.

Read: Networks of Tomorrow: CAE speaks with Tere Badia

CAE launches the Double for Culture Campaign

The U.K.’s departure will leave an approximate €12 billion annual gap in the EU budget that needs to be covered. Proposed is a combination of fresh money and cuts across all EU programmes, with the exception of Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020. Creative Europe, the main EU programme dedicated to culture, represents 0.14% of the EU total budget (2014-2020), out of which only one third (31%) is earmarked for culture. Given the relevance and efficacy of the programme and the need for increasing its budget, new resources should be provided independently of possible mergers with other programmes. CAE demands to double the budget available for culture in absolute terms and to ensure that at least 1% of the next MFF is allocated to culture across policy fields and funding programmes.