a lot of countries, through their governments, created financial
helps and networks of grants, and/or residencies were founded
by private companies and foundations.
the artists can direcly contact the Cultural Department of the
Embassies of the countries where they want to work in order to
know the welcoming conditions, the financial helps they propose,
as well as the calls for application.
In the framework of the UNESCO World Observatory the existing
measures in several of its members states are gathered in the
2009 too, UNESCO launched a huge questionnaire near by numerous
national and professional cultural institutions in order to appreciate
better the legal consequences on the artworks, cultural goods
and services, and the international mobility of the artists.
questionnaire can be viewed on line at the address:
In October 2011, in Berlin, the German IAA AIAP Committee organized
a Symposium about 'Artists in Transit: how to become an artist
in residence', dedicated to this phenomenon and to the motives
of mobility, focusing on the practical ramifications of mobility
on the life and works of artists:
following links give, region per region, and quite often country
per country, the main networks (grants and residencies) already
existing in the framework of the artists’ mobility. This
list is not an exhaustive one.
websites of the IAA AIAP National Committees give information
about the residencies, the grants, as well as the contemporary
art prizes delived by their country.
World Residencies networks