Call for Obstacles

posted by Mira on 2009/08/07 11:49

[ Call for Applications ]

The Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste (IGBK) is looking for visual artists’ contributions to an experts’ meeting on ‘mobility in the visual arts sector in Europe, that will take place on December 10 and 11, 2009, in Linz (Austria).

Send your statements until the end of September 2009 at the latest to:

Tell about your experiences with exhibitions abroad or with foreign artists taking part in artistic projects in your country.

Share the problems you faced and obstacles you met when crossing borders, about bureaucratic matters that constrained projects or about transportation issues.

Did you have any difficulties when bringing back home art works that you worked out during a residency abroad?

Didn’t you get the right information on customs questions, because you didn’t know whom to ask?

Were you asked to pay import turnover tax on own works when crossing borders?

Wasn’t it possible to take part in an exhibition due to high transportation costs?

Or was it impossible to join a workshop because of visa problems?

Are there any obstacles that mobile artists face which we do not have in mind at this point?

Send short statements on your experiences, be brief and precise about the place where things happened and about who was involved. And also add demands and suggestions on what needs to be done to make things easier for artists and who needs to be addressed. These contributions are much important, as the collected statements will provide a basis for discussions in the expert meeting. IGBK needs the input of every visual artist who is working internationally to formulate relevant recommendations for the political and administrative bodies within Europe.

Detailed information can be found here.


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