IGBK’s and ITI’s joint information website for artists engaged in the cultural sector in Germany as well as those who want to work in Germany received an update. The site is now responsive to all mobile devices as well as to desktop computers.
On the Move’s General Assembly and related meetings were held in Cardiff, Wales on 5-6 April 2017. ITI Germany and IGBK were present. The new elected board consists of: Anna Galas-Kosil (President), Pavla Petrova (Secretary), Marie Fol (Treasurer), Anaïs Lukacs, Yohann Floch, Elena Di Federico and Kamma Siegumfeldt (Administrators). Fove working groups have been set up: 1) Mobility Information points’ subgroup: coordinators: Jana Grünewald/Christine Heemsoth (ITI/IGBK)
2) Communication: Marion Marchand (Circostrada) on the basis of what has been carried out with the Luxembourg workshops in 2012 and 2014
3) Visas and freedom of movement: Reinier Klok (DutchCulture)
4) Advocacy: Elena Di Federico (IETM)
See On The Move activities and information at: http://on-the-move.org
ITI is hosting On the Move’s mobility info points – organisations mostly or partly dealing with providing free information on administrative aspects related to cultural mobility for a meeting in Berlin.
Beyond sharing experiences to strengthen the capacity of European mobility info points (expertise, service provision, communication etc.), the different representatives will interact with ENICPA members at ITI premices on 2 November afternoon and take part on 4 November in a workshop related to artists‘ mobility and social protection (organised by IGBK)
…is a permanent intersectional co-operation project of presently two German culture NGOs.
ITI Germany has 170 personal members and 30 corporate members. As part of the worldwide International Theatre Institute the German centre offers a comprehensive service to the country’s theatre people in making international contacts and in preparing and organising artistic encounters in Germany and guest performances abroad and festivals in Germany.
IGBK (Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste) represents the German National Committee of the International Association of Art (IAA) and unites with Germany’s three most important supra-regional artist associations more than 14,000 visual artists in Germany. IGBK provides information for international exchange programmes and organises symposia and workshops on topics of relevance to artists.
Since more than 20 years both NGOs are cooperating in terms of European culture policy with a joint membership in Culture Action Europe (former European Forum for the Arts and Heritage). The Secretariat organized two EFAH general assemblies in Germany (Bonn and Berlin). On the national level, joint meetings with artists and politicians on questions of EU culture policy and on culture funding programmes are a part of the regular work.
Since 2011, the Secretariat developed an online information platform for touring artists in and to Germany. « Touring-artists.info» went online 2013 and is connected with a free consultancy for artists and groups provided by SmartDe. The website is constantly reviewed for changes in national and EU law and regulations and extended according to the needs of the sector and the feedback of artists.
The European Secretariat of German Culture NGOs
c/o ITI Germany