Sector Resources

Here you can find a list of publications, reports and other resources produced or commissioned by different cultural organisations in Europe.


Time to Act: Two Years On Data-led insights on Performing Arts & Disability in Europe


Two years on from the ground-breaking Time to Act report, British Council has commissioned On the Move – to conduct a follow-up report looking further into the knowledge gaps in the cultural sector that contribute towards inequalities for disabled artists and audiences. 

This new report reveals data-led insights into the accessibility, inclusion, international mobility and professional development of disabled artists in the European performing arts sector, as well as the progress made over the past few years.

© Kunstenpunt / Flanders Arts Institute, 2023

Art, crisis and transition: A Fair New World in the arts!?

This publication is the result of A Fair New World?! research and development trajectory that ran from 2020 to 2022, in which Flanders Arts Institute has been exploring ways in which engaged arts professionals can collectively shape a fairer, more sustainable, and more inclusive world.

An inspiring resource and collection of experiences and practices in working internationally in arts.

© Council of Europe, 2023

Free to Create: Artistic Freedom in Europe (2023)

Artistic freedom is a core human right requiring protection and it has worsened recently under multiple challenges – political extremism, economic collapse, a global pandemic, threats from digitisation, an emerging environmental catastrophe, and the return of war within Europe – all crises with major impacts on human rights across society.

This comprehensive overview reflects the work carried out by the Council of Europe, other international intergovernmental organisations promoting freedom of expression and human rights, and non-governmental, civil society and cultural organisations concerned with artists’ and cultural rights, as well as the experiences and perspectives of artists.

Graphic Design © Trine Obbekær, Lucrezia Ponzano

CultureForHealth Report (2022)

The report showcases the findings of over 300 scientific studies and 500+ projects that show art and culture’s contribution to health and wellbeing. The aim of this scoping review is to synthesise existing evidence on the positive effect of arts and cultural activities on health and well-being. This means the review is not limited to a few research questions but seeks to provide a clear indication of the volume of existing literature, the key concepts, focus points and the types of studies that exist. It also identifies knowledge gaps in the existing literature. Finally, it gathers policy recommendations and identifies challenges, further expanding the scope of the report beyond the proposed policy directions and specific policy measures.


Soft Skills in Dance Digital Guidebook (2022)

Digital guidebook "Soft Skills in Dance" supports dance practitioners in reflecting on their own practice, with regard to soft skills. The guidebook was developed by seven European partners and their teams, including EDN members CSC - Centro per la Scena Contemporanea (Bassano del Grappa, Italy), Dansateliers (Rotterdam, Netherlands), HIPP - Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance (Zagreb, Croatia), K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg / Kampnagel (Germany) and La Briqueterie CDCN of Val-de-Marne (Vitry-sur-Seine, France).




Research Results of Perform Europe (2022)

Between December 2020 and June 2021, Perform Europe explored and mapped the context in which performing art works have been presented across borders in the past few years. The research team identified and analysed the current issues and disparities in the European system of performing arts touring and presentation, and indicated some solutions for bringing change. This report summarises the key findings of this research.




Perform Europe Insights: Sustainability through innovation (2021)

Perform Europe Insights: Sustainability through innovation is the first publication of Perform Europe. This report brings together the main learning points the consortium has drawn from the Perform Europe process, since its start in December 2020. The Perform Europe process (so far) highlights the urgency to rethink the current system of touring and distribution support in Europe, in order to make it more balanced, sustainable and inclusive. 




Disabled Artists in the Mainstream: A New Cultural Agenda for Europe (2020)

Report emerges from the first European Arts & Disability Cluster meeting in The Hague on 30 November 2019, hosted by two of the core partners of Europe Beyond Access, British Council and Holland Dance Festival. Co-authored by Betina Panagiotara (dance researcher and journalist, Greece), Ben Evans (Head of Arts & Disability, European Union Region) and Filip Pawlak (artist and producer, Poland), it outlines one major policy recommendation for a new European cultural agenda and six proposals for the forthcoming 2021-2027 Creative Europe programme. 

Dancing Museums – The democracy of beings (2018-2021)

Dancing Museums #2 was an action research project involving 11 partners: 6 dance organisations, 2 museums, 1 university and 1 research centre, plus a multitude of other associated museums. Seven dance artists provided the creative engine for the journey. The aim of the project was to look at how the presence of dance can offer new ways of experiencing art and heritage.