Facilitating artists’ mobility

Where
Germany
When
2016
Who
Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the German Centre of the International Theatre Institute and the Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste (International Association of Visual Arts)
Key objectives of the measure:
Currently focused on cultural professionals in the fields of performing and visual arts; artists worldwide who would like to come to Germany temporarily; event organisers who invite international artists to Germany for collaborations; artists in Germany who go abroad temporarily to work; beginning in 2016, artists who have fled to Germany.
Scope of the measure:
National, International
Nature of the measure:
institutional
Main feature of the measure:
http://www.touring-artists.info/home.html?&L=1: Innovative online information portal for internationally mobile artists, since 2013, pilot phase
Results expected through the implementation of the measure:
- Contributing to developing the skills of artists as well as partners - Realising and continually updating informational offerings about taxes, customs duties, social insurance, copyright law, insurance and visa and residency requirements - Making laws and legal provisions in Germany more easily accessible - Compiling and publishing support programmes for international projects in a database; offering interactive consulting for individual questions
Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:
Funding by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:
- Online and freely accessible in English and German since April 2013 - Used intensively by artists and event organisers in a wide variety of fields: 14,200 visits per month on average in 2014, and 19,300 in 2015 - 1,495 backlinks from 141 different domains link to http://www.touring-artists.info/home.html?&L=1, as of 16 December 2015, source: http://www.backlinktest.com - In its personal consulting hours, the cooperation partner SMartDe carried out more than 300 consultations between September 2014 and 31 December 2015; additionally, approx. 400 queries were answered thoroughly by telephone or email. - Expansion to additional languages planned beginning in 2016, especially languages of major refugee groups, depending on available resources and partnerships - Expansion to important areas such as music, literature, and others is desired in order to make a permanently viable resource base and permanently viable partnerships possible - The strategic added value of this knowledge portal rests on continuous updating through feedback from professional users and digital networking with sources of information from relevant ministries and institutions. Because complex regulations are subject to frequent change, qualified management of this knowledge resource – for example, on a timescale of ten years – is crucial in order to make a lastingly effective contribution to reducing barriers to mobility.
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
Cultural Value Chain
Creation
Participation