Cultural mobility is more than cross-border movement of individual artists, works or performances. It is an integral part of cultural and creative processes. Cultural mobility can take many different forms from residencies to networking opportunities, from touring to international co-productions. By 2020, the cultural mobility (as any other types of mobility) had reached new highs.
With the COVID-19 and following restrictions and lockdowns, cultural and creative sectors have had to face unimaginable challenges to their daily operations, and in many cases to their very survival. Cultural mobility has nearly stopped altogether, replaced mostly with digital formats. As the rollout of vaccines is progressing and societies are slowly reopening, so is the outlook for mobility of artists and other cultural professionals looking possible again.
Plan B for international cultural mobility discussion will focus on the impact of broken connections due to the COVID-19 pandemics, and try to imagine the future of cultural cross-border cooperation: how do we restore and strengthen connections, how do we build viable and sustainable networks, how do we co-produce, and how do we participate in diverse culture and art? We seek for sustainable solutions and strategies that would allow mobility while respecting safety regulations.
Online REGISTRATION is open until Thursday, 10 June, 12:00 CET.
The event will be held in English.
Further information: info[at]motovila.si
The purpose of the A Plan B for the Cultural Policies of European Cities series of online discussions is for representatives of various European cities to exchange their experiences in providing support to artists, cultural creators and organizations during the crisis brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Examples of good practices can serve as a model and a stimulus for European cities at a time when cultural entities must find new ways to operate.