Describe the main features of the policy/measure:
DutchCulture is the network and knowledge organisation for international cultural cooperation. It supports the Dutch cultural and creative sector, public authorities and diplomatic missions in the pursuit of their international ambitions. DutchCulture is part of the Dutch Basic Cultural Infrastructure. The Mobility Info Point at DutchCulture advises artists when they have plans to go abroad, when they are working with foreign artists, performers and intermediaries here in the Netherlands, or when they themselves are a foreign artist or performer working in the Netherlands. Aside from giving advice, the Mobility Info Point also conducts research on best practices and frequently occurring obstacles in international cultural movement. The Mobility Info Point participates on behalf of DutchCulture in the international network for cultural mobility “On the Move”. International projects are often a complex mix of working with well-known and lesser-known partners and a variety of financial challenges. Artists may also have to deal with the rules and regulations of other countries. The Mobility Info Point strongly recommends artists that they familiarise themselves with the financial possibilities, the relevant networks and the experiences of colleagues in the Netherlands and abroad. Being informed about international opportunities and prepared for possible administrative obstacles is essential for uncomplicated mobility. The main topics of advice are: funding possibilities, visa, social security, taxation, Dutch rules and regulations, the Dutch Basic Cultural Infrastructure and financial possibilities for covering expenses associated with international cultural travel and presentation.
Website of the policy/measure, if available:
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?:
- Doing research, writing/updating and publishing a Cultural Mobility Funding guide every two years (number one download of the DutchCulture website!) - On a year base, the MIP helpdesk provides about 300 artists and cultural organisations with one to one advice, via mail or calls. - Monitoring on actual developments, which might influence cross border mobility. For example Brexit, COVID-19 and sustainability issues. - Sharing relevant information on these issues with the cultural field among others by writing articles and organising events. For example, the Mobility Info Point published the so-called “COVID dossier”, with help with respect to drawing up a commission contract with an international maker that incorporates the uncertainties due to COVID-19. Also, they published the article (with FAQ’s) “Beyond Brexit: how will the new EU-UK partnership affect cultural collaborations?” and organised a webinar with both the UK embassy, advisors of several funding schemes and the MIP UK to advice all 70 participants of this webinar.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD:
USD 56.862 per year (EUR 46.432 per year)
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure:
|Name of partner||Type of entity|
Focal Country Desk of DutchCulture
On the Move
International MIP network
Dutch embassies, a.o. in London and Paris
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: