was a year-long project celebrating the “European Year of Workers’ Mobility 2006”, which looked at successes and obstacles to the movement of arts and artists across European borders, as guaranteed by the European union treaties and at the phenomenon of “mobility” from technical, philosophical and artistic perspectives.

Pearle*’s input in the project, focused on commissioning an external consultant whose assignment was to analyze impediments to mobility in the performing arts sector, based on field research. On the basis of interviews at grassroot level, the study presents also possible solutions to solve the barriers to mobility. The study of Richard Polacek can be downloaded here.


IETM (international network for contemporary performing arts)

Finnish Theatre Information Centre

Goethe-Institut (Brussels)

Pearle* (Performing Arts Employers Associations League Europe)

Visiting Arts (UK )



Fondazione Fitzcarraldo, European Music Council,  the European Culture Foundation, Trans-Europe-Halles, Relais-Culture-Europe, Centre Dramatico Aragon, ELIA, EFAH

We are grateful to the European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, European Year of Mobility 2006

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