Handbook - artistic mobility in the South Baltic area focus on performing arts groups
CICONIA is a European Union Project that aims at building a network of performing arts groups in the South Baltic region. The book at hand is a guide to touring in the four South Baltic countries Denmark, Germany, Poland and Sweden. Establishing networks and exchange within an international environment proof to be the leading strategy for future work in the performing arts sector. A series of interviews between German Ciconia Partner CUBUS e. V. and several performing arts groups have, on the one hand, shown that many groups would like to tour but frequently lack the time, the money and the opportunity to do so. Larger studies, on the other hand, have shown that going on tour and working internationally frequently turns out to be a profitable business for groups who pluck up courage and step into the international phere. This guide has been written to help take this step and hence, to gain valuable experience for future work.
To start with, the Ciconia project partners created a more general chapter with tips and information about touring in the European Union, giving an overview of opportunities as well as guidelines for a well-directed organization of your tour. Chapters III-VI offer special information about the four South Baltic countries. Finally, the summary includes further information and contact data to the “South Baltic Area Performing Arts Resource Centres”. These Centres are part of networks, already, and serve as contact points for groups interested in touring internationally in the South Baltic region.