The Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste (IGBK) has a new board

(lifePR) ( Berlin, )
On November 26, 2011 IGBK delegates elected a new board. Chairpersons are annette hollywood (Deutscher Künstlerbund), Ingrid Scheller (GEDOK - Verband der Gemeinschaften der Künstlerinnen und Kunstförderer) and Werner Schaub (BBK - Bundesverband Bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler). Ingrid Scheller from Cologne has been elected speaker of the board for the next 3 years.
Other board members are Marianne Gielen, Lutz Hirschmann, Susanne Meier-Faust, Ulrike Rosenbach, Jörg Wagner and Moira Zoitl.

At their meeting IGBK delegates discussed planned projects for the year 2012:

In spring 2012 the documentation a.RTISTS IN TRANSIT will be published including contributions and discussions of the conference that was held at the end of October in Berlin. On invitation of IGBK, the Berlin Weißensee School of Art and the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa) artists, curators and researchers discussed reasons for artists' mobility and gave attention to the impacts on life and work of artists.
IGBK started a survey on artists' experiences in relation to working stays abroad. A questionnaire can be found at http://igbk.de/page.php?pgid=89&lang=en Please let us know about your experiences and fill in the questionnaire; results of the survey will be considered for the publication.

In autumn 2012 IGBK will organise a symposium probably in Kehl and Strasbourg on working conditions of artists throughout Europe. Members of the EU Parliament as well as of artists' organisations will be invited. This aims to be a starting point for regular discussions on artists' mobility, copyright law or taxation regulations etc.

Also by the end of 2012 IGBK and the International Theatre Institute (ITI) in Germany will publish an online handbook on artists' mobility. The hand book takes into account the 2 disciplines visual arts and performing arts and gives way to relevant information which is useful for artists working internationally. The topics visa and work permits, tax and social law, insurances, copyright and transportation will be tackled as well as support to exchange projects and mobility.
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