26 April 2018 to 29 April 2018

Contemporary Performing Arts in Portugal: An Overview
This mapping offers an overview of the contemporary performing arts scene in Portugal - key players, relevant venues, current trends - and seeks to capture a snapshot of the situation today, in the middle of important structural changes to the public funding system.

FRESH PERSPECTIVES 2: Shifting Scales and Sceneries. Arts, Globalisation and Territories
This publication of IETM’s Fresh Perspectives series deals with performing arts and territories, touching such global issues like economic stress, environmental challenges and migration flows.

Relocalising Artistic Practices
This IETM Brussels report seeks new opportunities to rethink the local outside the nationalistic paradigm and to reinvent the international without the unification of the globalised culture.

Readings for the keynote speech A Critical Ten Point Plan to Creating Professional Sectors that Reflect Society

WTF is Intersectional Feminism???
Franchesca Ramsey from MTV Decoded breaks down exactly what intersectional feminism is.

Black Skin White Masks by Frantz Fanon
An Introduction to Frantz Fanon's Black Skin White Masks A Macat Sociology Analysis.

Olivia U. Rutazibwa - Decoloniser
With her call to 'Decolonize the western minds', Prof. Olivia R. Rutazibwa enriches the debate on diversity and development both in the West and the Global South in this TEDxTalk.

Readings for the session Artistic creation outside the urban areas

Meanwhile in the Countryside
This report from IETM Brussels highlights some experiences, practices and methods of undertaking art projects in rural areas.

Readings for the session The city as a commons

Funding the Cooperative City: Community Finance and the Economy of Civic Spaces
Situated in the post-welfare transition of European societies, this book aims at highlighting the importance of self-organised, locally rooted, inclusive and resilient community networks and civic spaces.

Readings for the session Funding access: why, what and how?

Disabled Theater
Using Jérôme Bel’s Disabled Theater performance as the basis for a broad, interdisciplinary discussion of performance and disability, this book explores the intersections of politics and aesthetics, inclusion and exclusion, and identity and empowerment.

Agents for Change
This article looks at the Agents for Change initiative of the Arts Council England, which hosts disabled artists and producers in mainstream venues for a period of time - helping support an organisation to become more knowledgeable.

Sign Language and Audio Description in theatre
This video brings examples of integrating access for Deaf & visually impaired audience INTO theatre productions.

Readings for the session Bullying and harassment in the performing arts workplace

Not In Our Schools: Creating Self-Advocating Artists Starts in the Classroom
This article reflects on how in the aftermath of #MeToo, it is more important than ever to teach the next generation of theatremakers ideas of consent, respect, and how to advocate for themselves as artists.

Speak up & call it out: establishing a code of behaviour for Irish theatre
Irish theatre professionals came together to draw a robust and workable Code of Behaviour to protect practitioners, makers and presenters.

Harassment toolkit
This free toolkit is a simple guide to help freelance workers and employees of any gender if they are experiencing bullying or harassment.

Royal Court Theatre’s industry Code of Behaviour
Royal Court Theatre Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone releases industry Code of Behaviour to prevent sexual harassment and abuses of power.

Readings for the session Greening as a holistic approach

Guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all
These guidelines are both a policy framework and a practical tool to help countries at all levels of development manage the transition to low-carbon economies.

FRESH PERSPECTIVES 4: Art for the Planet's Sake. Arts and Environment
This IETM publication looks at how the arts tackle environmental issues and includes interesting examples of greening practices and projects.

IETM Brussels Opening Keynote Speech: Art in the age of populism
During his keynote speech at IETM Brussels, Eric Corijn used a holistic approach to embed climate change to his talks on the position of the arts in the age of populism.

Readings for the session Immersive performance: digital and analogue strategies for audience engagement

FRESH PERSPECTIVES 6: Mixed Reality and the Theatre of the Future. Arts and New Technologies
The 6th issue of the Fresh Perspectives series takes you on a playful but serious journey along the issues at stake when designing a mixed reality experience in the context of theatre and performance.

IETM Amsterdam keynote speech: “Mixed Reality and the Theatre of the Future”
Is theatre in its traditional form going to be obsolete? What do current developments like Mixed Reality, Transmedia and The Internet of Things mean for telling stories and creating theatrical experiences? These questions were at the heart of this keynote speech at IETM Amsterdam.

Readings for the session Participatory art practices

The impact and policy implications of the audience-centric approach
This presentation by Stephen Hadley (Queen’s University, Belfast) at the Audience Development è innovazione sociale conference analyses the relationship of audience development and publicly subsidised art to discourses of democracy in European cultural policy.

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