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Principles and ambitions for cultural mobility

Artistic and Cultural Mobility Funds in the Mediterranean and Central America

14-08-2015

Helly, D. 2015. Presentation 'Principles and ambitions for cultural mobility. Meeting of Independent Artistic and Cultural Mobility Funds in the Mediterranean and Central America - Gulbenkian Next Future / Roberto Cimetta Fund'. Lisbon, Portugal. 18-19 June 2015. Maastricht: ECDPM.

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Damien Helly gave a presentation to a meeting of independent artistic and cultural mobility funds in the Mediterranean and Central American regions at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. These included the Roberto Cimetta Fund (RCF) – a pioneering organisation promoting cultural mobility across the Mediterranean.

The global development agenda is changing with the Sustainable Development Goals, and migration policy is becoming a priority for Europe. This opens up opportunities for cooperation on culture and mobility.

Damien’s presentation is split into 3 themes – ‘Mobility and Crisis’, ‘Mobility, Development and Migration’ and ‘Funding’

Key messages 

  • We cannot take the same approach to culture and mobility in violent and unstable contexts as we do with supporting culture and mobility in stable settings.
  • Mobility enables the transfer of know-how and skills, meaning the mobility of solutions to current emergencies and challenges, with culture integral to possible solutions.

Images courtesy of Damien Helly, Lisa Ruokis and amelimeloo

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