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.
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.
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)