Wales Arts International brings new opportunities to the arts in Wales through our engagement with Europe.
We do this through direct participation as a partner in European projects, networks and initiatives. We also provide information on opportunities to the arts sector in Wales and work to develop the sector to get involved directly.
We are a partner in two major EU funded projects – Practics and Toolquiz.
Practics is a network of ten European cultural organisations looking at barriers to artist mobility through research, sharing information and the creation of four 'Infopoints'.
Wales Arts International is one of these Infopoints, providing practical information and advice to cultural workers on issues relating to international working such as tax, visas, funding etc. Please click Project Partners to the right hand side of the page to see a full list of our partners organisations in Europe.
Toolquiz is an interregional network between 13 of Europe’s most established and forward looking regional governments, public bodies, universities and arts organisations.
The partnership is looking at new ways to think about economic development, and is developing recommendations on how to better shape public policies at regional level by putting culture, creativity and human development at their core. For more information please click the Tool Quiz logo to the right.
Wales Arts International supports arts organisations in Wales to get involved with EU projects and networks through the Wales European Arts Forum. We host this informal network to share experience and opportunities and offer networking, debate, support and training.
Wales Arts International is a member of the following networks:
Culture Action Europe is an advocacy and lobby organisation promoting arts and culture as a building block of the European project. Our aim is to influence European policies for more and better access to culture across the continent and beyond. We provide customized information and analysis on the European Union, offer cultural actors a space to exchange and elaborate common positions, and develop advocacy actions towards European policymakers.
IETM is a membership organisation which exists to stimulate the quality, development and contexts of contemporary performing arts in a global environment, by initiating and facilitating professional networking and communication, the dynamic exchange of information, know-how transfer and presentations of examples of good practice.
On the Move (OTM) is the cultural mobility information network active in Europe and worldwide, aiming to encourage and facilitate cross-border mobility and cooperation for professionals of the artistic and cultural sector.
Established in 2001, OTM constitutes today a network of 35 organisations and individual members based in 22 EU and non-EU countries. OTM activities mainly relate to information, advocacy and networking.
OTM mission is to encourage and facilitate cross-border mobility and cooperation, contributing to building up a vibrant and shared European cultural space that is strongly connected worldwide.
For more information: http://on-the-move.org