Perspective Report 2023

Perspective Report 2023

This report presents the activities conducted by On the Move’s working groups in 2023. In doing so, it contextualises them as part of an ongoing process of learning and debate, and connects them to parallel contributions made in professional and policy circles this year.

On the Move currently has five working groups that enable network members and likeminded organisations to think and act together, exploring in depth relevant issues in contemporary cultural mobility: Mobility Information Points, (En) forced Mobility, Mobility Funders, Context-based Green Mobility, and International Professional Development Programmes.

Each working group has met several times, online and in person, throughout the year, resulting in a rich set of discussions, project presentations, contributions by guest experts, and ideas for future work. A common focus on contemporary issues related to the mobility of artists and culture professionals, alongside the diverse profiles and extensive experience of the organisations involved in the network, mean that these debates provide an up-to-date picture of key issues surrounding cultural mobility in Europe and internationally today.

This report examines the work undertaken by each working group and presents some of the issues that will or could be addressed in a longer-term perspective, as well as a summary of recent projects, publications, and policy documents.

Cultural mobility is a dynamic area, where discussions within working groups demonstrate the willingness of mobility stakeholders to engage in broader social, cultural and political debates (e.g. the climate crisis, restrictions on freedom of artistic expression, social justice, the status of artists and culture professionals, mental health, North-South inequalities).

Author: Jordi Baltà Portolés
Coordinator: Yohann Floch