Building on the discussion held during our previous Advocate for the future of the arts webinar on 3 April 2020, we reflected on how the current COVID-19 crisis might be an opportunity to rethink the economy of our sector and shift paradigms. After this period of destruction, rather than attempting to retrieve what the sector was before, we should collaboratively aim at constructing a new order of interaction and exchange. How can we now place artists and audiences at the center and build institutions around them? How can we shift our economy to more sharing models, focusing on processes rather than on products? How to change the nature and conditions of funding to reflect the social role of the arts? How to be less dependent on public sources? How to build bridges with other sectors to be stronger together?
This discussion, originally planned to take place during IETM Tromsø Plenary Meeting, took place online through an interactive webinar on 8 May at 12:00 CET.
Moderator: Görkem Acaroglu, Theatre Artist, Australia
Speaker: Raul Abeledo, Universitat de València, Spain
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