24 October 2019 to 27 October 2019
24 October 2019 to 27 October 2019

Rural audiences


Working with (performing) arts in rural areas - often thinly but diversely populated - requires inventive ways of connecting to audiences.  And this is on the background of scarce social and cultural facilities and shrinking budgets for the arts in rural areas. 

What are the dynamics of the relation between audiences and performing arts professionals in rural areas? What is needed to create and continue a sustainable relation with rural audiences? Does a participative method help to create better and more sustainable relations? How to design a programme for a divergent rural audience? Is there a need or space for an educative approach? Can digital tools be helpful? Should we invest in bringing rural and urban audiences together? What is the fun of working in rural areas anyway? Starting with these multiple questions, we will join our minds in a collective reflection on how to connect with rural audiences in a most meaningful and enriching way. 

Please check the accessibility of the venue here.

Neboder Hotel
Ul. Strossmayerova 1
25 October, 2019 - 15:00 to 16:45

Share your ideas


image of Fernando Bittencourt Hersan

The topic of working in rural areas has been a recurring one in past IETM meetings. Read these reports to get an idea of how the topic has been tackled so far and get ready for the upcoming discussions:

Fields of Vision. Other voices, rural places, global stories (Satellite Wales)

Artistic creation outside the urban areas (IETM Porto)

Producing in the margins (IETM Porto)

Meanwhile in the Countryside (IETM Brussels)

Posted 1 year 3 months ago