Step by step, our guide will lead you to all the important information you might need for your international work.

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The Guide

Contact points - networks

On the Move - Mobility Info Points

On the Move

The organisation On the Move (OTM) supports artists and culture professionals to operate internationally and works on reimagining cultural mobility as fairer, and more sustainable and inclusive. ITI Germany, IGBK and Dachverband Tanz are members of OTM.

Follow this link to On the Move’s website– including informationen on all projects, activities, basic knowledge etc. on the issue of cultural mobility.

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Mobility Information Points (MIP)

Within OTM, the network of Mobility Info Points (MIPs) has joined forces. MIPs are information centres and/or websites tackling administrative challenges facing artists and culture professionals when working across borders. Key issues are e.g. visa, social insurance, taxes, customs.

MIPs exist in several countries of the EU and one in the USA and in the UK. The partner organisations are central contact points for artists and organisers when it comes to administrative issues of international mobility in relation to their respective countries. As the German MIP, touring artists is part of this important network.

More information of the MIP network is available here

The MIP Handbook provides information on how the MIPs work and on how to set up an MIP.

Links to the MIPs – providing information about their respective country:

Art Mobility Austria - Austria
Austrian online information portal on mobility issues

Cultuurloket – Belgium (only available in Dutch)
Consultancies and public info sessions on legal and administrative matters in the creative sector in Belgium. Detailed online information (in Dutch).

MobiCulture – France
Individual consultation, seminars, online information for artists and creatives who come to France for work.

DutchCulture Mobility Info Point – Netherlands
Help desk service for artists and culture professionals in the Netherlands on international projects and cooperations. Individual consultations, workshops, online informationen for artists from abroad who work in the Netherlands.

Polo Cultural Gaivotas | Boavista - Loja Lisboa Cultura (Lisbon Culture Bureau) – Portugal
Information service for artists and organisations, support with legal and administrative aspects, information on financial support and international mobility. Online information for artists from abroad.

Motovila – Slovenia
Contact point that supports the international mobility of artists and culture professionals; information, workshops, conferences.

CzechMobility.Info – Czech Republic
Informationen for artists and culture professionals in the Czech Republic working internationally and for artists abroad who are involved with the Czech culture scene. CzechMobility.Info is facilitated by the Czech Arts and Theatre Institute.

Tamizdat – USA
Non-profit organisation that supports cultural mobility and international cultural exchange. Tamizdat supports the international performing arts community with issues arising from international borders and US immigration policies and procedures.

Arts Infopoint UK, Wales Arts International – UK
Supporting the cultural sector with information and advice on practical issues related to artist mobility and visits to the UK.


Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute – Poland

Swedish Performing Arts Coalition/ ITI Schweden – Sweden


Working group (En)forced Mobility

Some OTM members have set up a working group on (En)forced mobility. Its members share experiences and knowledge and exchange on practices and common actions. They bring artists’ and culture professionals’ interests to the public whose mobility is not purely voluntary and instead the result of reasons including censorship and persecution, natural disasters, extreme poverty, armed conflict, violations of human rights or other difficulties. 

Information on the working group (En)forced Mobility can be found here.

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