Europe & the Rest of the World: Artist Mobility and Its Impact on The EU Music Market
Matthew Covey Tamizdat, Zélie Flach Wales Arts International, Andre le Roux IKS Cultural Consulting (Concerts SA), Ian Smith Frusion and Fizzion Agencies
Matthew Covey TamizdatMatthew is an immigration attorney and arts advocate. He has worked in music and arts immigration since 1996, as a touring musician, agent, and manager. He is the executive director of Tamizdat, a non-profit that promotes international cultural exchange, and the founding partner of CoveyLaw.
Zélie Flach Wales Arts InternationalZélie develops European projects and leads on artist mobility work for Wales Arts International (WAI)/Arts Council of Wales. In partnership with Creative Scotland and the Arts Councils in England & Northern Ireland, WAI has set up Arts Infopoint UK as a central point to support artists visiting the UK with practical information and resources they need to perform and work. www.artsinfopointuk.com www.wai.org.uk
Andre le Roux IKS Cultural Consulting (Concerts SA)He is the Managing Director of IKS Cultural Consulting. A highly regarded African cultural activist, arts manager/administrator. He was the Managing Director of the Southern African Music Rights Organization (SAMRO) Foundation and Executive General Manager of Corporate Affairs (Brand, Marketing and Communications). SAMRO Foundation is the largest private contributor to music development in the Southern African region and SAMRO is the largest music rights society on the African continent, and respected across the world.
He serves and has served on a number of boards on South African and African arts and culture landscape as strategist and in advisory roles. He is recent past Chairman of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA), and remains a director. Up until last year served on the boards of Music in Africa (MiA) (Currently on its Audit and Risk Committee, and the UNISA Music Foundation.
He previously served on the boards of the Arterial Network of South Africa (Chairman), the University of Stellenbosch Music Centre, Klein Karoo Kunste Fees (Karoo National Arts Festival) Moshito Music Conference & Exhibition 2009-2011 (Chairman) the South African Coalition for Cultural Diversity (Chairman), South African Music Export Council - SAMEX (Vice Chairman) and the International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity (IFCCD), Music Industry Standards Generating Body (SGB) for curriculum and skills development.
Ian Smith Frusion and Fizzion AgenciesIan Smith in the International music industry for 35 years 21 years Frusion ( folk roots fusion ) 2014 Fizzion agency ( Indie/ Electronica / Rock / Pop / Alt) ; Frusion Media PR company 2006 : in 2020 ukeartswork.info
40 years as musician, festival & event promoter, arts centre and festival programmer, consultant and activist. Previously national chair of the UK Musicians Union (MU) F.R.T.M. (Folk, Roots and Traditional music) section for 8 years. Experience working across the industry as management consultant also managed bands in UK / Spain ( Barcelona ) / Ukraine / Austria, and substantial funded project work covering cross genre art forms / Music / film.
New company based in the EU : OYeah.eu an umbrella company covering all aspects of creative arts work and new projects. Also currently co-director of CarryOnTouring the international campaign for a Creative Visa waiver for EU and UK creatives across both territories.
Marie Fol On the MoveMarie Fol is an independent advisor, researcher and cultural manager based in Amsterdam, NL. An advocate for international cultural collaboration, Marie is involved in many European initiatives supporting the mobility of artists and culture professionals facing obstacles to their mobility. She is an expert for the European Commission (Creative Europe programme) and the Institut français (Archipel.eu project). Since 2019, Marie works as project manager for Keychange, a global network and movement working towards gender equality in the music industry.
Marie is the President of On the Move, the international network dedicated to cultural mobility, and regularly contributes to its research activities. Recently, Marie co-authored two publications on the funding needs for cultural mobility (i-Portunus Operational Study, 2019, and Mapping Study and Report on mobility and collaboration funding for NDPC and EUNIC, 2021) and wrote a research paper on virtualisation in contemporary dance (EDN, 2021).