Mobility Funding Guide to the South Mediterranean Region

Cultural Mobility Funding Guide for the international mobility of artists and culture professionals - Focus on the South Mediterranean Region

The main objective of this Cultural Mobility Funding Guide is to provide an overview of the funding bodies and programmes that support the international mobility of artists and culture professionals travelling from/to 8 South Mediterranean countries and territories, namely Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Tunisia, the South Italian islands (Sicily, Pantelleria, Egadi Islands, Pelagie Islands), and the Spanish territories of Ceuta and Melilla.

On the Move commissioned researchers based in Algeria, Morocco, Egypt and Spain to map grants and support schemes focusing on the South Mediterranean region in order to help organisations and arts workers to engage with international colleagues and finance their international travel. This research took place from September 2022 to January 2023.

This Cultural Mobility Funding Guide should also provide inspiration for those responsible for public policies and mobility funds at local, regional, national and European level, as well as private donors and mobility stakeholders at large. Reinforcing awareness of the remaining obstacles that stand in the way of equal access to international opportunities, it can suggest areas that should be financed more fairly and efficiently in order to ensure more sustainable support for cross-border cultural collaboration.

This Mobility funding guide focused on the South Mediterranean region is co-funded by the European Union.

Contributors: Lina Allia (independent researcher), Mehdi Azdem (independent researcher), Jordi Baltà Portalés (Trànsit Projectes), John Ellingsworth (On the Move), Yohann Floch (On the Move), Elham Khattab (Out Of The Circle)

Acknowledgments for their support: Sabrina Boukhorssa and Theresa Piening (Algeria), Hossam Athani and Faraj Alsileeni (Libya), Sabrina Kamili (Morocco), Abdeslam Ziou Ziou (Morocco)

English editor: John Ellingsworth (On the Move)

Translators: Micha Cziffra (French), Ghassan Zabarya (Arabic) and Paolo Lolicota (Italian - part of the dissemin-action grants following the Workshop for cultural mobility developers in Tunis on 11-12 May 2023)

Graphic design and layout: Marine Domec