IETM Lyon Plenary Meeting 2021

21 October 2021 to 24 October 2021

What has the pandemic times taught us beyond the fragility of our ecosystems? What can we learn from each other and pass on to new generations?  

Trans-missions is the umbrella notion of our next Autumn Plenary Meeting, from 21 to 24 October 2021. Co-organised by a diverse team of artists, cultural professionals and students based in France, the Plenary will take place in Lyon, and more broadly in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Although still fragile, this IETM Plenary Meeting is led with determination and commitment to a large extent by a team of volunteers and will therefore be experimental, unpredictable and audacious.

IETM Lyon 2021 will be organised as an Open Forum that will provide a free space to invent, together, processes, methods and other modes of transfer which can serve our performing arts ecosystem, in a sustainable way. 

Hosted in different places all over the city of Lyon, this Open Forum Plenary will invite participants to create the discussions jointly at the beginning of each day – propose topics and questions, inspired by the notion of Trans-missions.  We will make sure there will be ample space for informal networking and exchange. Because this is mostly what this meeting is about : meeting again and sharing this unique experience together! And it will also be an opportunity to celebrate the 40th anniversary of our network, which held its first formal meeting in France in 1981.

The Plenary will offer hybrid formats, mixing physical and digital means, to allow everyone to actively take part in the discussions.

Registrations for IETM Lyon 2021 will open shortly. 

Both IETM members and non-members are welcome to participate. If you are a Category 1 or 2 IETM member, you can apply for our travel grants here.


On the way to the meeting

Join the 1st out of 3 workshop to prepare the meeting

On 8 June from 14:00 to 17:00 CEST, join the workshop organised in Lyon during the Biennial to kick off our joint reflection and test the hybrid Open Forum format. The first of a series, it launches in a way the preparations for the October meeting. It will be followed by two other moments in Avignon in July and in Aurillac in August 2021. There are only 30 spots on site and 10 online, so register now by writing to [email protected].

Apply to pitch your project at our Pitchorama

IETM Pitchorama is a session that allows IETM members to present a 5-minute video where they tell participants in the room exactly what or whom they are looking for. Learn more and apply before 9 July on this page.