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Annex 4: Desk research on studies, reports and opportunities in the field of artists' residencies and artists' mobility
 
Desk research on studies, reports and opportunities in the field of artists residencies’ and artists’ mobility
by Aleksander Pałasiński, National Centre for Culture, Poland and OMC group member
 
Database of reports and research of good practice examples
 
ON-AiR 2010 – 2012: A European “tool for artists”; mobility workshops and training programs on artist-in-residence (AiR) opportunities was a collaborative cultural project funded by the European Commission’s Culture Programme (2007-2013). A total of 19 artist-in-residence centres, art education institutes, municipalities, and artists-run initiatives in 15 European countries worked together to develop the intensive two year programme. http://www.on-air-mobility.org
 
"Guide to funding opportunities for cultural journalists in Europe", On the Move (2013)
 
On the Move – Cultural Mobility International Network. The Guide was commissioned to On the Move by the partners of the Unpack the Arts project. Guide to funding opportunities for cultural journalists in Europe,
 
"D’Art No.45: International Perspectives on Artist Residencies", IFACCA (2013)
 
In October 2012, IFACCA conducted a survey of its members to understand more about global trends in government support for artists’ residencies.
 “Microresidence! 2012”, Youkobo ArtSpace (2013)
 
This is a document which collates the thoughts and messages of facilitators and participants of artist in residencies around Japan and internationally. Microresidence! 2012
 
"From Surviving to Thriving: Sustaining Artist Residencies", Alliance of Artists Communities (2012)
This report is an attempt to capture a snapshot of a living organism, a collection of individual stories and statistics that celebrate the richness of our differences while still offering the possibility of shared lessons. This report is just a beginning, an invitation to colleagues to explore together how organisations can do more than just survive, but truly thrive. From Surviving to Thriving: Sustaining Artist Residencies
 
 "RE-tooling RESIDENCIES. A Closer Look at the Mobility of Art Professionals", CCA Ujazdowski Castle(2011)
 
A Closer Look at the Mobility of Art Professionals is the last part of a programme of activities organised under the rubric of RE-tooling RESIDENCIES, between 2009 and 2011, which began with an international conference on artistic residencies, accompanied by the first Eastern European Res Artis Meeting, and was followed by an exchange programme for art professionals and institutions new to the field of residencies. RE-tooling RESIDENCIES. A Closer Look at the Mobility of Art Professionals (2011)
 
"Artists moving & learning", PACTE-CNRS, DEUSTO (2010)
 
The study analyses the impact of mobility of artists in Europe from an educational and Life Long Learning perspective. What are the effects of their cross-border movements –as bursaries in artists’ residencies or as guest artists in festivals, museums or galleries? Does mobility boost the creativity and of artists? Can non-formal learning resulting from artistic mobility be formalised by integrating it into initial professional education for artists? How can instruments for life-long learning target better the needs of mobile artists? To examine these questions, the “Artists moving & learning” partners have conducted interviews with artists from the performing and visual arts in ten EU Member States: Belgium, France, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and the UK. Artists moving & learning.
 
"European cities and cultural mobility: Trends and support actions", Eurocities & On the Move (2013)
 
This study was carried out by On the Move in response to a request from Nantes as Chair of the EUROCITIES working group on the mobility of artists. It analyses the policies and actions implemented by large European cities to support the mobility of artists and cultural professionals. European cities and cultural mobility: Trends and support actions
 
"Green Mobility Guide", Julie’s Bicycle, On the Move (2011)
 
The following guide on green mobility shows that once again artists also come up with creative solutions to address this issue: many of them have already found new ways to create artistic work while taking a caring stance on the environment. OTM is happy to have teamed up with Julie’s Bicycle to produce this guide as an inspiration but also as a practical tool helping artists and cultural professionals – and anyone wanting to make a difference! – to take responsible decisions while still enjoying all the benefits of mobility. Green Mobility Guide
 
"First cultural mobility experiences for European artists and cultural professionals in China: a repertory of web-links", Cultural Mobility Information Network, On the Move (2014)
This online guide gathers a comprehensive list of online resources related to 8 key topics which are crucial to prepare properly a mobility experience in China: from understanding Chinese culture(s) and cultural policies to learning about relevant contemporary artists, from sources of funding to visa issues. First cultural mobility experiences for European artists and cultural professionals in China: a repertory of web-links.
 
"Artistic Intervention Residencies And Their Intermediaries: A Comparative Analysis", Ariane Berthoin Antal (2012)
 
Managers in a growing number of organizations are moving beyond arm’s length relationships with the arts and seeking ways of engaging in mutual learning with artists over the course of months or even years. This article describes and compares seven artistic intervention residency programs in five European countries, showing commonalities and differences in their structures, objectives, funding arrangements and implementation processes, and illustrating diverse ways of documenting the “values-added” from such interventions. Artistic Intervention Residencies And Their Intermediaries: A Comparative Analysis
 
"Best Practices Guides", Alliance of Artists Communities, U.S.A. (2012)
 
The "Best Practices At A Glance" series includes peer-driven content, lessons learned, and practical how-to advice from residency programs around the world. "Best Practices At A Glance" is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. http://www.artistcommunities.org/best-practices-guides
 
"Artists – in – Residence Toolkit", artsACT (2012); Artists – in – Residence Toolkit
 
The toolkit has been prepared by artsACT to assist organisations in developing artists-in-residence programs. Asialink Arts works to initiate cultural and artistic exchange through artist residencies and other projects, and is Australia’s largest international arts residency program. The aim of these residencies is to promote cultural understanding, exchange and artistic endeavour between Australia and Asian countries.
 
Articles:
"The Artist as Res(iden)t", by Hito Steyerl and Boris Buden:
 
Publications:
Localizador de residencias y espacios para la producción artística (in Spanish only)
 
 
 
 
 
[1] See, for example, the special issue of the online magazine Artmobility: http://artmobility.interartive.org/ [2] Council Conclusions on the contribution of culture to the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy, 19 and 20 May 2011; http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/en/educ/122102.pdf
[3] http://ec.europa.eu/culture/documents/moc_final_report_en.pdf [4] http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:C:2010:325:TOC [5] http://ec.europa.eu/culture/library/reports/artist-mobility-report_en.pdf
[6] http://ec.europa.eu/culture/our-policy-development/documents/mobility-info-standards.pdf [7] http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:C:2010:325:TOC
[8] See Annex 3 for the composition of the OMC working group on Artists' Residencies and its working method.
  [9] see Annex 1 for a short history of the practice. [10] These differing functions are explored in the following report http://www.encatc.org/moving-and-learning/index.lasso).
[11] Art institutions may also have a designated “in residence” post, for example, a “conductor in residence” in an orchestra or a “choreographer in residence” in a dance company. These cases did not concern the OMC group.
  [12] analysed in greater depth below under 3.1 Residencies and new partnerships. [13] http://ec.europa.eu/culture/library/reports/creative-partnerships_en.pdf [14] *This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence. [15] Hanifa Alizada curator-in-residence in the "Re-directing East" programme, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland (2013). [16] Researcher Mr Aleksander Pałasiński, National Centre for Culture, Warsaw, Poland. [17] See examples in: http://on-the-move.org/funding/europe (On the Move); and IFAACA  (list by country for funding opportunities for artist mobility updated in 2014).
[18] The cultural mobility network On the Move has put together a Guide to Funding Opportunities for the International Mobility of Artists and Culture Professionals in Europe  (http://on-the-move.org/funding/europe/). [19] http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/creative-europe/index_en.htm [20] The OMC group members are indebted to their Maltese colleague Mr Patrick Fenech, St. James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, Valetta, for contributing the network graph. [21] www.transartists.org [22] Analysed in chapter 3. [23] http://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-16094-2014-INIT/en/pdf [24] http://www.dutchculture.nl/en/residencies [25] http://www.kulturkontaktnord.org/lang-en/forms-of-funding/artist-residencies [26] http://visegradfund.org/ [27] former Arts Council of Finland.
[28] Karttunen, Sari (2005). Taidetoimikuntalaitoksen kansainväliset avustukset ” taiteilijoiden liikkuvuuden ja vierastalojen tuki 2000–2004. Työpapereita 43. Taiteen keskustoimikunta.
[29] Suomi, Riikka (2005). Kansainvälinen residenssitoiminta Suomessa 1995–2005. Työpapereita 44. Taiteen keskustoimikunta. Suomen Taiteilijaseuran Ateljeesäätiö.