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Cultural Mobility Forum 2022

The international information network dedicated to artistic and cultural mobility On the Move is organising the Cultural Mobility Forum 2022 on 25 May. The first yearly Forum is hosted physically by Nordic Culture Point in Helsinki, Finland and online by Howlround, both On the Move members.

Co-funded by the European Union, the network On the Move aims in 2022-2024 to support all mobility stakeholders to build responsiveness to global interdependencies and challenges, including social and societal ones. 

Each year On the Move proposes a Cultural Mobility Forum to collectively investigate international artistic and cultural mobility trends. As a unique knowledge platform that gathers 60+ members from 27 countries and representing the interests of 1870+ affiliated organisations and individuals in Europe and the world, the network will design thematic panel discussions. The discussions will mainly address On the Move’s annual Cultural Mobility Yearbook monitoring mobility opportunities and funding schemes, analysing flows and obstacles, and raising awareness of burning issues.

The focus of this year's Forum will be digial mobility as the Covid-19 crisis has brought transnational cooperation almost to a halt. The virus and the lockdowns, curfews and closed borders that have come with it have deeply impacted international cultural mobility, with most on-site cultural activities shut down. At the same time many forms of digital cultural mobility arise, and felt the need to discuss the changing nature of working practices and mobility flows in the culture field.

The Forum will take place on 25 May between 9 AM and 5 PM. The detailed program and a registration link can be found here.