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The Mobility of Artists in Europe, Le Fresnoy Tourcoing, 16 November 2011

Conference and talk led by Delphine Paul

Introduction and welcome by Pascale Pronnier (Fresnoy) and presentation of the « Landscape, cities, people » European collaboration project by Laurent Moszkowicz (la malterie)

I. ECONOMIC AND LEGAL CONTEXT FOR VISUAL ARTS ACTIVITIES IN FRANCE, BELGIUM and UK.

1. CREATION & ECONOMIC RESSOURCES OF ARTISTS
Today, the visual arts sector is complex and plural and many art economies co-exist. The first talk presented different types of incomes (selling pieces, copyrights, public commissioning, residencies…) wherever they are from; and focused on the similarities.
by Olivier BRILLANCEAU

2. CREATION & COPYRIGHTS
This section focused on copyright through the different laws and their uses in Belgium, France and the UK, and on the cooperation process between the rights collecting societies in those countries.
by Olivier BRILLANCEAU

3. LEGAL STRUCTURE OF THE VISUAL ARTS: INVENTORY IN FRANCE, BELGIUM & UK
Working abroad requires knowledge of the legal and administrative environment of the country you’ll be working in. Various experts pointed to the way foreign artists are welcomed, in the commercial, non-profit and public sectors of each country. Their speeches were interspersed with artists sharing their experiences of a project realised abroad, to illustrate the benefits and barriers for mobility.
Jonathan PARSONS & Mélanie BERGER
Lissa KINNAER & Cécile COLLE
Laurent MOSZKOWICZ & Simona DENICOLAI & Ivo PROVOOST

II. ARTISTS’ MOBILITY

1. RESOURCE CENTRES FOR VISUAL ARTS: SUPPORT AND PRACTICAL ADVICES FOR ARTISTS’ PROJECTS
Using real-life situations, the key advice, services and tools to guide artists in their professional practice was defined. There was be a live diagnosis and support around an artist’s cross-border project.
By Julie VAN ELSANDE, Simona DENICOLAI & Ivo PROVOOST

2. ASSISTIVE PLANS FACILITATING MOBILITY
Some assistive plans to make the artistic creation move through borders exist. This talk will present some of them available through local governments of some territories of the European countries. The importance of cross funding will be discussed, and the context of the European culture policy and the elaboration of the futur Culture Program of the EU for 2014 will be presented.
By Inès DA SILVA & Donato GIULIANI

3. CONCLUSION
Identification of the barriers for mobility through the different talks and audience questions of the day, linked with the European political context.
By Marie DENIAU

This event was attended by partners from Fabrica, Netwerk, L’H du Siège & Aspex. Fabrica and Aspex provided travel bursaries for local artists and arts facilitators to attend the event.