Guides to Mobility

Provided by TINFO

Theatre Info Finland (TINFO) co-operates with professional theatres, theatre artists, directors, producers and festival managers. TINFO publishes yearly Finnish theatre statistics, and provides material and advice on international mobility.

The Toolkit for Theatre Production and Mobility was published in September 2015.

Mapping of Funding Opportunities for International Cultural Exchange in Asia and Europe

Are you an artist looking for support to participate in a training course or a co-production in another European country? Interested in finding residences abroad? Are you a cultural organisation aiming to host partners from other countries in Europe? Looking for support for your international exchanges?

The mobility funding guides were initiated by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and On the Move (OTM) through their online portals:

To Moscow

Networking and Mobility Guide

A Handbook for theatres in preparation of guest performances in Russia

To Moscow (pdf)

The handbook is a small guide for the major project a guest performance in Russia still inevitably will be. It is primarily aimed at independent companies, but other theatres planning to cooperate with Russian theatres and festivals also benefit from the guidebook. We focus on cultural exchange, the encounter between two cultures.

Parts of the materials of this handbook are also available at the following internet sites (in Russian):

Editor-in-chief Helena Autio-Meloni

International Co-Production Manual - The journey which is full of surprises.

The word collaboration is often preceded by terms like "creative" and "artistic", yet there are also questions about whether it is merely a means of survival in a global economy. Consequently, the question: “Why do we have to cooperate?”

The aim of the publication is to explore and demystify the process of international co- production, to explain different models and mechanisms of co-production and to spell out the benefits and challenges. The idea is to get under the skin of the co-production process which, all too often, only focuses on the final product.

Please ask the updated version from IETM.


The Manual consists of four major chapters.

“Methodology” is the importance of how to find the common ground among people in different cultures.

“The Manual” systematically describes the trends and methods of co-production. Types of Co-Production, Trends in International Co-Production, Starting Points, How to Build Experience and Capacity, Phases of the Co-Production Process, Contracts and Fees, Communication, Risks and Challenges, and Advice and Suggestions.

“Case Studies” offers 15 different categories of co-production experiences and types such as Asia-Asia, Asia-Europe, and Europe-Europe projects. It includes 30 artists, producers and directors of 21 European and Asian countries.

“Research Resources” closes the Manual, defining various terms used differently by different producers and listing additional Asian and European cases as well as a checklist and references for preparing international tours.


The Research Team comprised UK-based author and mobility expert Judith Staines, experienced arts manager and consultant Sophie Travers of Gallus Arts Advisory in Australia and Korean performing arts producer and journalist M J Chung, based in London.

Green Mobility Guide for the Performing Arts: new On the Move research dossier!

Commissioned by On The Move to creative industries environmental experts Julie’s Bicycle, the Green Mobility Guide offers practical recommendations for professionals across the performing arts, case studies and resources, including the Julie’s Bicycle “IG tool” for tracking carbon emissions while on tour.

Download the Green Mobility Guide from this link bellow:
The Green Mobility Guide - a guide to environmentally sustainable mobility for performing arts

We invite you to get inspired by other experiences in the arts world - Drom Cultura, IETM/Australia Council for the Arts,  Imagine 2020 network, festivals such as Noorderzone, Electrosmog and Alkantara and many others - and raise your awareness of the impact of all our choices onto the environment and what can be done to make a difference!

Have you heard about biofuels? Carbon footprint? Embodied energy and carbon? Emissions trading? Green Champions? Not really sure about what it means? Check the Glossary on chapter 8.0!

Keep on being mobile yet take into account our environment too!