Public Debate - 24/05 Portugal

In collaboration with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Guimarães, European Capital of Culture 2012, the Roberto Cimetta Fund will be organising a one-day event on the theme « International Artistic Mobility and Territorial Diplomacy » on Thursday 24th May 2012 at the Cultural Centre Vila Flor, Guimarães, Portugal. The seminar is conceived as an informal gathering of stakeholders. The format of the day’s programme is divided into two parts: the morning will be a closed session for the Board members, experts and funders of RCF; the afternoon will be a public debate, open to all, where participants can voice their opinions openly and meet panellists directly during speed-meetings.


Key stakeholders (artists, cultural operators, local and regional representatives or institutions) from Arab, European and Mediterranean countries will be able to discuss the complex issues at stake in the Euro-Arab region, further dialogue and develop local and regional strategies for artistic mobility.


At a time when geographical concepts are adapting to the new axes of global exchange and alliances are being formed at regional and local levels as a consequence of the building of Europe, RCF would like to reassert the need for a cultural partnership between Europe and the Arab world. Investing in artistic mobility is not only an individual moment of political responsibility but has long term spin-off effects on the appropriation of global cultural products, identity building and new forms of cultural expression that can be source of renewal in the country of residence as well as the country of origin.


Registration is free. The programme can be downloaded here. To register please write to


On 23rd May the experts and Board members of RCF will hold their annual meetings. On 25th May the members of On the Move will meet for a discussion on the Charter for Sustainable and Responsible Artistic and Cultural Mobility before their annual General Meeting.


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