Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Program at TransEuropa festival in Belgrade 2015

About artistic mobility and networking in the Balkan and Maghreb region

Kulturni centar Grad, Braće Krsmanović 4
Date and time: 1st October, 17-20:30h
Curated by: Andrej Bereta (ARTIKAL, Serbia/B&H) and Xavier de Luca (JISER, Spain/Tunisia/Algeria)
Language: English
Short description:
With this program (presentations, workshop and discussion) we aim to collect fragments of different experiences and practices, to joint them together in a group discussion in order to provide an overview of challenges of transnational works, fostered by civil (non-profit) initiatives and showcased by running mobility programs.
More info at TEF's website
For registration, please:
- and send an email to andrej.bereta(at)
For Q/A: andrej.bereta(at), +381641334129

- Mapping of funding programs and artistic mobility projects around the Mediterranean
- Mobility of artists, cultural managers, artworks, contents and knowledge
- Approaches and needs for the development of artistic projects, from intervention in public spaces to “cultural distances”
- Challenges: Sustainability and professional development of teams, projects, platforms and their funding strategies.

- Mapping dominant challenges, obstacles and solutions
- Sharing opportunities for funding
- Speaking out about the precariousness of working conditions
- Networking (potential for collaborations)
Long description:
Mobility in the art world is a great chance to reflect, exchange, get engaged in a different socio-cultural context, and to create points of connection. Although it seems as necessarily accompanying the globalization process, it bears many challenges and reflects existing inequalities. A strong focus or the lack of it in countries' policies or mobility funds opens a discussion about which geo-political regions are better connected and why, which countries and professions could benefit most, as well as an awareness of exclusion of the other part of the world from that picture.

By relaying on existing independent initiatives and mobility funds, the aim of this program is to share experiences and initiate a joint discussion in Belgrade, trying to map key mobility challenges, difficulties and opportunities. The mobility we have in mind is predominantly focused on Balkan, EU, Maghreb countries, and well as overall Mediterranean region.

The organizers will present a couple of realized residencies and international mobility programs in the past years, providing their context of work and experience, such as:

- Residencias de Creación TNS>BCN 2010-2014 (Barcelona, Spain, and Tunis, Tunisia)
- Ars Kozara art in nature laboratory (Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina) and
- Trans-Cultural Dialogues (Algiers, Algeria).

Curated by:
Xavier de Luca, art historian and manager, curator and photographer (JISER Reflexions Mediterrànies, Barcelona/Tunis)
Andrej Bereta, art historian and freelance curator (Kustosiranje/About and around curating, Civil Association ARTIKAL, Belgrade)
Support: Srđan Tunić, art historian and freelance curator