Livestreaming: Mobility Webinar

On the Move and Wales Arts International present a Mobility Webinar: UK-EU Mobility Flows in the Visual Arts livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at on Tuesday 25 October 2022 at 9 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 13:00 UTC / 15:00 CEST (Brussels, UTC +2).

As part of its pluriannual program co-funded by the European Union, On the Move proposes twice a year Mobility Webinars to investigate collectively international artistic and cultural mobility.

For this second Mobility Webinar, On the Move collaborates with Arts Infopoint UK, an initiative led by Wales Arts International, to exchange on the artistic and cultural mobility flows between EU’s members states and the United Kingdom. After a COVID-19 pandemic, which put many cross-border collaborations to a halt, arts professionals and organizations gradually discovered the new circumstances for traveling from one context to the other. With travel restrictions and other health-related measures being slowly lifted on the two sides of the channel, many practitioners had to get acquainted with a new set of rules to circulate, stay, and present work.

Across 2021, many conversations took place in the performing arts field and the creative industries to raise awareness of these new circumstances and address grassroots players’ needs in relation to transnational EU-UK cultural initiatives. Both On the Move and Arts Infopoint UK have led or contributed to many sectoral events to provide support and guidance to cultural stakeholders. Mobility Information Points (MIP) have been increasing their effort to better help UK- and EU-based arts professionals when dealing with post-Brexit issues, from visas to customs rules.

Today we would like to share more stories and information from the visual arts ecosystem as we observe its specificities (e.g., from freelance artists and curators to artist-in-residence programs not always equipped to navigate heavy administrative processes) and concerns to maintain fruitful cultural relations. On the Move members, including D6: Culture in Transit, Arts Council England, and Res Artis, have been instrumental in shaping the questions of this Mobility Webinar.

Veronka Köver (independent expert)

Alessio Antoniolli (Gasworks & Triangle Network, United Kingdom)
Theodore Ereira-Guyer (visual artist, United Kingdom/Portugal)
Paolo Mele (Ramdom / KORA / STARE-Associazione delle Residenze Artistiche italiane, Italy)
Maria Luigia Gioffrè (In-ruins, Italy)
For more insights on the program, the panelists and the moderator, download the full program and participant biographies.