ENCATC organises policy debate on artists’ mobility: 9 December, Brussels

8 December 2009

ENCATC, the the European network of higher educational institutions and training organisations in the area of cultural management and cultural policy, leads the EU project "Artists Moving & Learning". First results of the study on mobile artists in Europe will be presented at an ENCATC policy debate on “Mobility – a key instrument for Life Long Learning and artists” on 9 December 2009 in Brussels. AIM ENCATC is staging this debate to present and discuss the first findings of a European comparative study on the reality of cross-border mobility of artists and its impact on their professional development. BACKGROUND “Artists moving & learning” (October 2008-October 2010), is a project financed by the European Commission. It reflects the Community action on cross-border artistic mobility. The project is led by ENCATC, the European network of higher educational institutes and training organisations for cultural management, and coordinated by Mediana sprl. Further project partners are Inteatro, Centro Internazionale per la Promozione e la ricerca teatrale, and Fondazione ATER Formazione from Italy; Universitad de la Iglesia de Deusto in Spain; the Budapest Observatory on financing culture in Eastern-Central Europe Hungary; the Romanian Centre of Professional Training in Culture; and the French Joint Research Unit PACTE. This partnership represents an interesting mix of academic and technical institutions as well as public and private bodies from eight EU member states, all with thorough experience in EU projects and research. For this study, to be finalized in July 2010, more than 150 interviews have been conducted with performing artists such as dancers, musicians and actors and visual artists in ten EU Member States: Belgium, France, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and the UK. Download the agenda here.