The Covid-19 crisis has proved devastating for the cultural and creative sectors. IETM's Head of Policy and Research Elena Polivtseva connects the impacts of the pandemic to a longer-term failure to adequately address the working conditions of cultural professionals, calling for EU action to help protect the sector’s future.
The European Commission and stakeholders published a new study that sheds light on the status and working conditions of artists, cultural and creative professionals.
In this Declaration from the European Theatre Forum 2020 co-written by IETM, we address the current challenges faced by theatre and the performing arts and put forward eight policy recommendations and actions to strengthen these sectors in the years ahead.
This short report summarises the key findings of our On the Road Munich, organised in collaboration with Meta Theater on 24 October 2020, both online and on-site in the Pasinger Fabrik in Munich, Germany.
This essay written by Théo Majcher in 2017 with the support of the European Network for Cultural Centres (ENCC) is adressing the theme of European identity through the values of arts and culture.

European Theatre Forum 2020

The “European Theatre Forum 2020: European Performing Arts in Focus” (11-13 November) is an international platform for vision, discourse, exchange, networking and policymaking. Announced in July 2020, the “European Theatre Forum 2020: European Performing Arts in  Focus” will gather for the first time 200 theatre and performing arts representatives and  policy makers. Together, they will create a vital representation for the entire sector, within and outside Europe.

This Joint Research Centre report on COVID-19 and cultural and creative sectors identifies highly vulnerable cultural jobs and creative cities.
Les mesures mondiales de confinement ont généré une vague de numérisation, qui a sans l'ombre d'un doute emporté les arts du spectacle avec elle. Il n'est pourtant pas évident pour ce secteur de...Read more
Global lockdown measures have generated a wave of digitalisation, and the performing arts have undoubtedly been pulled in with it. As it is not that obvious for the live arts to jump from the real...Read more


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