The Ultimate Cookbook for Cultural Managers - Visas for Third Country National Artists Traveling to the Schengen Area is the fifth publication of the RISE project. The European Festivals Association (EFA) and Pearle * - Live Performance Europe have teamed up to improve cross-border cooperation within the EFA RISE project, funded by the Creative Europe Program from the European Union from 2014 until 2017 , and renewed until 2021 as EFA RISE 2 .
Activities of artists, cultural professionals and live performance organizations are rarely limited to their own country. Nowadays they are very mobile and accept to perform abroad.
Depending on your nationality when traveling to a European country a visa may be required to enter the Schengen area. This area covers a large number of countries of the European Union (but not all) and a number of other European countries.
There are uniform rules that are established by the European Union when traveling or staying for a short period of time (up to 90 days in any 180 days period) in the Schengen area.
When staying for a longer period, you should stay. In addition, there may be specific requirements when the visit is intended for professional or employment purposes. So when you obtain a visa, you can apply for a permit within the Schengen area, but if you are also in need of a work permit, depending on the country.
In this hands-on guide, you will find everything you need to know about traveling in the Schengen area from a third country, and you will be able to navigate the complexity of these regulations.