Mobility is an important element of professional artistic activities and careers. It is therefore essential to consider our impact on the planet’s resources, the environment, and the climate (air quality, noise pollution, the use of fossil fuels, water, land, etc.). Because the circumstances require a systemic and intersectoral approach to climate change, there are a growing number of calls for green mobility. The costs associated with green mobility, however, are a burden for representatives of the cultural and creative sectors, as not all of them have the same access to infrastructure, financial incentives, or information. So how can we promote sustainable and responsible mobility without stigmatizing, discriminating, or excluding participants from remote, marginal, and infrastructurally weaker environments? How can we adapt our methods of mobility, and our reasons for it? How can the cultural sector be resilient and adaptable, and how can it contribute to mitigating climate change?
After a keynote by Tim Wagendorp (Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds), an internationally renowned expert on sustainable practices in the cultural and creative sectors, two panel discussions will follow. At the first, policy-oriented (“top-down”) session, the panellists will exchange strategies, approaches and practices to be applied in future policies at local and national level. The second panel is sector-oriented (“bottom-up”), focusing on sustainable and green initiatives and practices that can serve as inspiration in cultural and creative sectors. We will host representatives of leading European and national institutions that think about, promote and put into practice the necessary changes, including On the Move (Helena de Winter), touring artists (Christine Heemsoth in Sebastian Hoffman), Culture Action Europe (Gabriele Rosana), IPOP – Institute for Spatial Policies (dr. Aidan Cerar), CMEPIUS (Tina Kenk), CED Hungary (Mondik Gábor), Pro Progressione (Júlia Mihályfy), Norrlandsoperan (Birgit Berndt), MGLC – International Centre of Graphic Arts (Dušan Dovč) etc.
The programme also includes a presentation of MIP – Mobility Information Points, which aim to address the administrative challenges that artists and cultural workers face when working across borders. The Forum will focus in particular on mobility to/from Germany with guest speakers from touring artists that is a joint project of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) Germany, the Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste (IGBK, International Association of Art), and the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland (German Dance Association), supported by the Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
9.00-9.30: Registration with welcome coffee
9.30-9.45: Opening speech by Mateja Lazar, Motovila and Sonja Kralj, Ministry of Culture (SI)
9.45-10.20: Keynote by Tim Wagendorp, Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (BE)
10.20-11.30: Panel 1 with Gabriele Rosana (BE), Aidan Cerar (SI), Tina Kenk (SI), and moderated by Helena de Winter (BE)
11.30-12.30: Lunch break
12.30-13.30: Panel 2 with Júlia Mihályfy (HU), Birgit Berndt (SE), Dušan Dovč (SI) and moderated by Mondik Gábor (HU)
13.30-13.50: Takeaway by Jana Wilcoxen
13.50-14.30: What is MIP – Mobility Information Points? by touring artists (DE)
Further information: info[at]motovila.si
In English. Free admission.
Motovila is organizing the event in cooperation with Cankarjev dom, touring artists, On the Move, Creative Europe Desk Hungary, and other partners. The Mobility for Creativity forum is co-financed by the European Union. The organizer reserves the right to change the programme.