Artists, Displacement and Belonging

Kiley Arroyo, Mary Ann DeVlieg, Dian Ika Gesuri, and Alma Salem

The report draws on current literature and the experiences of our members around the world, civil society actors and artists, gleaned through a series of interviews. It has been developed in close collaboration with members of the Federation and international colleagues to better understand the needs and aspirations of displaced artists. We have learned that although significant research exists on how arts and culture enhance social cohesion in communities that include displaced people, far less is known about the professional characteristics of these populations, including how many are practicing artists. We recognise the scale and complexity of global migration and displacement and this report is intended to profile diverse ideas, start discussions, facilitate collaborative learning, and inspire reflection.

Source: Report Introduction