Touring Artists: information and advisory services – expanded since 2018/2019

International Society of Fine Arts IGBK
Federal Republic of Germany’s centre of the International Theatre Institute (ITI)
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Main aims:
Preparing information on inward and outward mobility and making it available to creative artists and cultural professionals

Target groups:
Artists; creative professionals and event organisers; previous focus on visual and performing arts sectors; since 2018/2019 provision of initial information for the music industry; expanded to cultural professionals from Turkey; artists and cultural professionals forced to leave their countries of origin and come to Germany for political reasons

Expected results:
Maintaining and expanding the range of information on visual and performing arts available online; since 2018/2019: providing music sector actors with initial information on inward and outward mobility, administrative issues and living circumstances for cultural professionals in Germany; supporting creative and cultural professionals who have had to leave their countries of origin due to the political situation and now live in Germany through information available online and in-person advice; informing creative and cultural professionals from Turkey present in Germany of the professional avenues available

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

From 2018/2019: more in-depth information provided to cultural professionals from Turkey who come to Germany on a temporary basis for work or stay in the Federal Republic for longer periods; information and advice provided to creative and cultural professionals who have had to leave their countries of origin due to the political situation and now live in Germany; in each case event organisers in Germany actively addressed on this issue; in 2018, approx. 2500 visitors per month registered on the touring artists online portal; 377 qualified, personal consultations held; approx. 25 workshops and presentations carried out annually; three newsletters published per year; since 2018/2019 initial expansion in the music sector

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media: EU75,000 (2016); EU91,270 (2017); EU73,770 (2018); EU83,500 (2019); in 2018 and 2019 additional project funding from the Senate Department for Culture and Europe of Land Berlin within the framework of the project "Berlin - Open to the World" (Weltoffenes Berlin): EU24,000 (2018); EU36,000 (2019)

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
European Music Council
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
University of the Arts
Public Sector
SMartDe network for creative artists
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: