- While the global North provides the main market destinations for artists and cultural practitioners from the global South, access to these destinations is becoming increasingly difficult in the current global security climate.
- Visa regulations continue to jeopardize the efforts of cultural institutions and civil society to address the persistent inequalities between the global North and the global South.
- Restrictions on freedom of movement and mobility of artists are used as tools of repression and censorship.
- The number of mobility opportunities provided through market access and transnational cultural collaboration has increased, with a renewed interest in South-South mobility.
- Despite inadequate institutional frameworks and funding structures, new regional networks, exchange platforms and creative hubs have emerged in the global South, thanks to a vibrant and resilient independent arts sector.
Photo: Chiharu Shiota, Dialogue from DNA, 2004. Photograph by Sunhi Mang, courtesy of the artist and ADAGP, France, 2017, Japan