The recent conference titled “Mobility for Creativity” organised by Motovila in Ljubljana on 4–5 April 2019, explored the benefits and challenges of international mobility in the cultural and creative sector (CCS), especially putting mobility’s environmental impact to the test. Report prepared by Jana Renée Wilcoxen.
On the first day, guests discussed systemic level support for international mobility, for example, various programmes that co-finance mobility, as well as technical level support with information and consultancy provision. On the second day, the talks focussed on mobility in practice, including aspects of artistic, social and environmental responsibility and a lively discussion about the roles of policy makers, communities and organisations in facilitating and enhancing mobility.
The following report has been created for participants of the conference, to have a written overview of the activities and issues raised. These topics are sure to become even more relevant in the next two years, as the Creative Europe programme tests new mobility funding models, creating new opportunities for those working in the CCS as well as new responsibilities and choices to consider.
By all means, don’t forget the visual overview created by Coline Robin (coline.graphics) which vividly captures the flow of information throughout the two days.
The event was organized by the Motovila Institute in cooperation with Arts and Theatre Institute / CED CZ, DutchCulture / CED NL, Centro de Informacão Europa Criativa / CED PT, CED Ireland – MEDIA Office Dublin, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia / CED HR, Federal Chancellery of Austria, Arts and Culture / CED AT, SCCA–Ljubljana and CMEPIUS.