EP Elections: For Fundamental Role of Culture!

The Culture Action Europe EP Elections 2019 Campaign aims to foster a stronger recognition of the cultural dimension of the European Union and culture’s contribution to Europe. Cultural and creative sectors advocate for the culture and Europe that is democratic, diverse, fair, free, human, inclusive and vital.  The Campaign gives voters the ability to make an informed decision about the role of culture in the political party programmes and to encourage voters to make their voice heard. Read the Culture Action Europe appeal in full here and take a look to a list of questions to candidates and programmes.

IETM Spring Plenary Meeting 2019

The IETM Spring Plenary Meeting in Hull (UK) begins on the eve of the very day that the UK leaves the European Union.
IETM Hull 2019 will explore the reality of inclusion in today’s societies, in their artistic representations and in the process of creation. The participants will examine issues around race, ethnicity, faith, disability, age, gender, sexuality, class and economic disadvantage and any social and institutional barriers that  prevent people from participating in and enjoying the arts as an integral part of the societies they live in.

IETM’s new Secretary General

Ása Richardsdóttir will take over the position of IETM’s Secretary General from the 1st of February 2019. Ása is currently the director of Ice Hot Reykjavík 2018, the biannual Nordic Dance Platform, project ambassador for the Nordic Culture Fund, and a long-standing member of IETM. Nan van Houte will remain Secretary General until the 1st of March 2019, and the network will bid her farewell during the IETM Spring Plenary Meeting 2019. Read the complete IETM press release here

CAE German hub meeting in Berlin

The European Secretariat of German Culture NGOs organizes a CAE German Hub meeting on 7th and 8th of November in Berlin.  Representatives from Germany based CAE member organizations, experts and culture politicians will discuss with CAE Secretary General Tere Badia the CAE Appeal for the European Elections 2019, fresh outcomes from the BTO-conference in Bucharest and cultural perspectives to the German EU presidency 2020. 

touring artists is a member of the network Mobility Information Points (MIP)

Mobility Information Points (MIP) are information centres and/or websites in several European countries, and one in the USA, who aim to tackle administrative challenges that artists and cultural professionals can face when working across borders. Relevant issues can be around visas, social security, taxation, customs etc.

MIP are members of On the Move and usually key players at national and European levels who advocate – together with other networks and organisations – for better conditions for artists and cultural professionals working internationally.

Find the MIP presentation and the contacts here.