Extra activities

ON-AiR has been invited to different events related to cultural mobility in the European Union, in order to present the project as well as offer its expertise to other projects, cultural professionals and artists. Find below the short overview of these events:

European meeting on major projects which support mobility of arts, artists and culture professionals, organized by On the Move on May 19-20, 2011 in Budapest, Hungary.

The main aim of this ‘working meeting’ is to give OTM members and those culture sector organisations which run the mobility pilot projects and some other major mobility support projects, the possibility to discuss amongst themselves the following issues: what are the concrete outcomes of the mobility projects for artists and culture operators? how can the culture sector better coordinate to ensure outcomes are widely spread within the sector and sustained beyond the project period? how can the culture sector best coordinate for future mobility support projects to ensure meaningful complementarities? Read more about the OTM meeting here.

The reader contains the agenda and the participants list to the meeting. It also gives an overview of sixteen selected EU mobility support projects, including ON-AiR. Download the reader here.


MADE in RAN, professional days on digital arts, MADE workshop #4, organized by le Centre des Arts on June 24-25, 2011 in Enghien-les-Bains, France.

Initiated by lead partner Centre des Arts d’Enghien-les-Bains, Paris, France and the RAN network (Réseau Arts Numériques), alongside partners body>data>space, London, Transcultures, Mons, Belgium and bodig, Istanbul, the project aims to develop European cultural cooperation in the field of digital arts by promoting the mobility of artists and professionals in this area. Read more about MADE here.

Within the frame of these two days of summer meetings, the networks MADE (Mobility for Digital Arts in Europe) and RAN (Digital Arts Network), coming from the same matrix, will gather their actors (artists, scientists, engineers, cultural operators) and combine their European and international dynamics around mobility, artistic co-production and crossed residencies. Read more about the workshop here.


Transitory Network Forum, organized by MoTa – Museum of Transitory Art (Slovenia)  on July 22-24, 2011 in Belgrade, Serbia.

The Transitory Network is proposed as an open platform that aims to link different institutions with a similar mindset, that is: the dissemination of Transitory Art through the organization of Transitory AIR Program and the research, creation, presentation and distribution of Transitory Art. The Forum will comprehend presentations, debates, info platforms and public interventions. The Transitory Network Forum is hosted by the cultural organization Treći Beograd and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Belgrade (Serbia) and organized by MoTa – Museum of Transitory Art (Slovenia) in collaboration with Kitchen Budapest (Hungary) and CENATUS CIC London (UK). Read more about the Forum here.


Mobility and artist residencies – New possibilities for Art and Culture in the future, organized by the Finnish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Minister, on September 23, 2011, in Helsinki, Finland.

International, Nordic and Baltic experts will present their views and experiences of mobility and residencies. The Seminar will convene actors working in the field, cultural workers, cultural officials, and experts from different institutions and the Nordic Council of Ministers to exchange views on these important questions. Read more about this seminar here.

Photo: ManMade Environment © Landslag


Dialogues about cultural management, organized by ArtLab 11, on September 22-24, 2011, in Lecce, Italy.

Dialogues About Cultural Management is the annual meeting organized by Fondazione Fitzcarraldo: a public space where artists, cultural managers, researchers and decision makers can discuss and share their experiences and reflections about the state of art of cultural management and politics in Italy and in the international ground. Conceived and organized by Fondazione Fitzcarraldo, ArtLab is a unique opportunity in Italy to discuss and share visions on the most burning issues and topics concerning the management of arts and culture.

Since 2008 ArtLab hosts an international workshop entitled “Encouraging cross-border cultural mobility”, with the support of the PRACTICS project and the participation of project partners and experts. Read more about this project in Italian here.

Detailed presentation and programme (in English) to download: click here!


XV Biennale de la Méditerranée, organized by BJCEM, from October till December 2011, in Thessaloniki, GR and Rome, IT.

25 years after the first successful organization of the Biennale of young creators from Europe and the Mediterranean, the city of Thessaloniki is ready to host the XV Edition of the Biennale de la Méditerranée.
This year, the Biennale will be characterized by a new format, not just a single event, but a long journey through the Mediterranean area, with the participation of 2 main cities – Thessaloniki in october and Rome in december 2011.
The organizing institutions – the General Secretariat for Youth, the Municipality of Thessaloniki, the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and the Aristotle University – are collaborating with other local institutions and independent organizations (among these Dynamo Project), in order to activate all the creative forces of the city towards the creation of a memorable event.

Read more about the 2011 Edition here.



European Culture Forum 2011, organized by the European Commission on October 20-21, 2011 in Brussels, Belgium.

On 20 and 21 October, the European Culture Forum will bring to Brussels 800 participants from culture civil society, the EU Member States and EU institutions.

This event is a unique opportunity to debate and raise the profile of European cooperation in the field of culture, bringing together both policy-makers and stakeholders from the sector from all over Europe and partner countries.

The 2011 Forum will address some of the most topical questions for culture in the current context of economic crisis and globalisation, in particular: what are the new skills and strategies required from artists and the cultural sector to adapt to the challenges of a globalised and digitised world? Which new business models can be developed by the cultural sector to reap the opportunities of digitisation? How can local and regional authorities best invest in their cultural assets and thereby contribute to the smart and inclusive growth which Europe needs?

The Forum will also look at culture in the EU’s external relations, with a focus on the role of cultural actors in transitional and democratic processes, and a discussion on how the EU can best help such processes.

Read more about the Forum here and find the key documents of the Forum on OTM.



“Artists in Transit” symposium and 2 special ON-AiR workshops, organized by the IGBK with the cooperation of ON-AiR, on October 28-29, 2011 in Berlin, Germany.

In the context of the symposium diverse artistic, theoretical, and practical approaches to mobility are presented and discussed:

Why is mobility important for many artists? What specific forms of mobility exist? What are the experiences of artists in the exchange with other art scenes and locations? What influence does traveling have on one’s own work? Can the permanent itinerancy itself in some way be considered an artistic project? With which problems are mobile artists faced and what are the limits of mobility?

Saturday afternoon (October 29, 2011), two separate ON-AiR workshops will take place. One workshop is addressed to younger artists and art students, the other one to ‘mid-career artists’ over 35. Both workshops will be restricted to max. 35 participants each.

The event is a cooperation of IGBK, the Berlin Weißensee School of Art, ON-AiR/Trans Artists, the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa) and the International Association of Art (IAA) Europe.

Read more about the project Artists in Transit here.