In the Mobility Webinar: Cultural mobility in European Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries & Territories the audience can listen to first-hand experiences from arts professionals from or based in Madeira, Greenland and the Dutch Caribbean.
For this webinar, the network On the Move collaborates with Archipel.eu partners and pilot action leader Institut français to discuss cultural mobility in European outermost regions (ORs) and overseas countries & territories (OCTs). Addressing the specificities of these European contexts (from operating in isolation to having a low sense of belonging to Europe, from dealing with the effects of the pandemic to reshaping post-colonial relations, etc.), arts professionals are invited to share stakes and trends, identify burning issues and related needs, and imagine new cross-border mobility flows or fairer models.
The moderator of the webinar Claire Rosslyn Wilson is a freelance cultural writer, researcher and editor, with an interest in how to develop international cultural exchanges to increase understanding between people and across cultures. One of the speakers Sharelly Emanuelson is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Dutch-Caribbean. Through her lens-based work (film, video & photography) and audio-visual arrangements, she experiments with sight, sound, thought, and vocabulary to comprehend and materialize ideas around heritage in everyday life. Susanne Andreasen, also a speaker, is the Artistic Director at The National Theatre of Greenland and is also functioning as a dramaturge and a teacher at The National Acting School of Greenland. The last speaker is Sara Anjo who was born in Funchal, Madeira Island. She is a dancer and choreographer interested in meditative and ecstatic practices, breathing and walking are the main ones.
More information can be found here.
On the Move provides information on cultural mobility that is clear, up-to-date, and always free to use. Archipel.eu is an European Union co-funded pilot project that provides funding opportunities for artists and cultural organisations from the Outermost Regions of the European Union and from the Overseas Countries and Territories. One of the new missions entrusted to the Institut français on its creation was to affirm the European dimension of France's cultural action abroad.