Mobility Webinar: Parenting, Care and Cultural Mobility

Mobility Webinar: Parenting, Care and Cultural Mobility

7 MARCH 2023, 15.00-16.30 CET  Register Here

As part of its pluriannual programme 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 third Mobility Webinar, On the Move proposes to explore the tensions between cultural mobility and parental responsibility in the EU and internationally. Considering that transnational collaboration and mobility is an integral part of the trajectory of artists and culture professionals, we want to discuss how our ecosystem considers and manages parenthood, particularly for women, at the different stages of the creative value chain.

This online discussion follows an episode of the podcast Points of Entry that was commissioned by On the Move and produced with the support of the French Ministry of Culture. It features a conversation with London-based journalist and critic Hettie Judah, author of the 2022 book How Not to Exclude Artist Mothers (and Other Parents). She addresses how discrimination against parenthood in the arts is an international issue, what arts professionals with care-taking responsibilities might need when they travel for their work, and what cultural organisations could do to be more parent-friendly.

Today we would like to share more stories and information to highlight how structural limitations, lack of knowledge and awareness, generate inequalities in accessing international work opportunities in the arts and cultural sector.


  • Yohann Floch (Directors of Operations, On the Move, Belgium)


  • Cassie Raine (PiPA, Parents and Carers In Performing Arts, United Kingdom)
  • Emeka Udemba (Project Space Lagos, Nigeria)
  • Louise-Michèle You (L’avant-Courrier, France)

For more insights on the programme, the panellists and the moderator, download the full programme and panellists’ biographies.