IETM Multi-location 2020: What matters now?
Press release – 11.09.2020
IETM's next Autumn Plenary Meeting will happen on 1-2 October 2020 online and on site in 24 locations across the globe.
If we look on the bright side, 2020 has allowed us to reinvent activities and explore new ways to network, communicate and connect. Generally speaking, the whole international performing arts community stayed united thanks to technology. But we do miss not meeting face to face and it is therefore time for us to reinvent international gathering.
On 1-2 October 2020, we invite the global performing arts sector to our very first Multi-location Plenary Meeting, which will combine participation in both online and physical activities in more than twenty different locations around the world. In other words, participants will be able to travel to a physical meeting hosted by an IETM member on the one hand, and to benefit from both our digital content and an exciting on-site programme surrounded by their peers on the other hand. Moreover, most of the local meetings will be live-streamed so that participants who are only attending online will be able to digitally travel from one location to the other in real time.
What matters now?
In accordance with our on-going Rewiring the Network trajectory, aiming to design a more sustainable future for the performing arts, we will ask the sector and the rest of the world a simple question: What matters now? This humble yet relevant theme will allow us to speak out and listen; to look at ourselves and open up to the world; to keep going and be subject to change. We believe it is time to reconnect in person, to go back to the roots of our network, and to collectively reclaim our pivotal place in designing a better future in a healing world.
More information: www.ietm.org/multi-location
List of the 24 worldwide locations: www.ietm.org/multi-location/locations
Jeremy Gobin – email@example.com
IETM – International network for contemporary performing arts is a membership organisation, which exists to stimulate the quality, development and contexts of contemporary performing arts in a global environment. It aims at proving the value of the performing arts in the society by initiating and facilitating professional networking and communication, the dynamic exchange of information, know-how transfer and presentations of examples of good practice. IETM counts more than 450 members – organisations and freelancers actively engaged in contemporary performing arts and international collaboration from over 50 countries.