International network
for contemporary
performing arts

Réseau international
pour les arts du spectacle
contemporains

Rete internazionale
per le arti performative
contemporanee

コンテンポラリー
パフォーミングアーツ
国際ネットワーク

Internationales Netzwerk
für zeitgenössische
darstellende Künste

Международная сеть современного 
исполнительского 
искусства

Red internacional
para las artes escénicas
contemporáneas

Internationaal netwerk
voor hedendaagse
podiumkunsten

თანამედროვე საშემსრულებლო
ხელოვნების
საერთაშორისო ქსელი

Rede internacional
para as artes performativas
contemporâneas

الشبكة الدولية
لفنون الأداء
المعاصرة

Alþjóðlegt
tengslanet
í sviðslistum

Xarxa internacional
d'arts escèniques
contemporànies

Rhwydwaith rhyngwladol
ar gyfer celfyddydau
perfformio cyfoes

Rrjeti ndërkombëtar
për artet skenike
kontemporane

Διεθνές δίκτυο
για σύγχρονες
παραστατικές τέχνες

Međunarodna mreža 
za savremene 
scenske umjetnosti

Mezinárodní síť 
pro současné 
divadelní umění

International netværk
for kontemporær
scenekunst

Internasionale netwerk
vir kontemporêre
uitvoerende kunste

თანამედროვე საშემსრულებლო
ხელოვნების
საერთაშორისო ქსელი

Nemzetközi hálózat
a kortárs
előadóművészetért

國際當代表演藝術網絡

líonra idirnáisiúnta
na taibhealaíona
comhaimseartha

Starptautiskais tīkls
laikmetīgai
skatuves mākslai

Netwerk internazzjonali
għall-arti performattivi
kontemporanji

Międzynarodowa sieć
na rzecz współczesnych sztuk
performatywnych

Internationellt nätverk
för samtida
scenkonst

Međunarodna mreža
savremenih izvođačkih
umetnosti

Международна мрежа
за съвременни
сценични изкуства

Rrjet ndërkombëtar
për arte skenike
bashkëkohore

Міжнародная сетка
сучасных
перфарматыўных мастацтваў

Međunarodna mreža
za suvremene
izvedbene umjetnosti

国际当代表演艺术网络

Rahvusvaheline
kaasaegsete etenduskunstide
võrgustik

현대 공연 예술을 위한 국제 네트워크

Tarptautinis tinklas
šiuolaikinis
scenos menai

Интернационална мрежа
за современа
изведувачка уметност

شبکۀ بین المللی
برای هنرهای نمایشی معاصر

Rețeaua internațională
pentru artele spectacolului
contemporan

Medzinárodná sieť
pre súčasné
scénické umenie

Çağdaş
gösteri sanatları için
uluslararası iletişim ağı

Please keep in mind that although the overall structure of the programme should stay the same, the scheduled dates and times of sessions as well as their topics and formats may still change until the publication of the final programme.

Note that the sessions on the IETM working groups are still to be announced.

Wed 28.09
09:00-21:30
22

Pre-meeting trip to Novi Sad

Novi Sad

Novi Sad

Join us on this pre-meeting trip to Novi-sad, one day prior to the IETM Belgrade Plenary Satellite Meeting.

On this trip, you will discover the city's vibrant culture and  life.

Registrations will open shortly.

20:00-23:00
21

Artistic programme in the frame of Bitef Festival

The artistic programme of IETM Belgrade will be a mix of performances presented in the frame of Bitef Festival and a selection of performances from the local scene.

The full programme will be announced at the beginning of September.

Thu 29.09
09:00-15:00
20

Global Connectors Day

For participants of the IETM Global Connectors programme only.

09:00-17:00
18

Accreditation and information desk

You are welcome to collect your badge as soon as possible. The first session on Thursday will begin at 12:00.

10:00-12:00
20

Advisory Committee meeting

For IETM’s Advisory Committee members only.

13:00-14:00
18

Who's there?

Our speed-meeting session is back! For those who want a dedicated time to make new connections, this is the most joyful and fun way to start your meeting experience.

Moderator
Bek Berger, New Theatre Institute of Latvia, Latvia

14:00-15:00
22

Artistic Walk #1 to Magacin

This first artistic walk will take participants to Magacin in Kraljevića Marka, an independent cultural centre to discover their self-organised and participative governance model.

17:00-18:00
19

Work Hard, Live Harder! Welcome word & Opening keynote

More information about this keynote session coming soon.

This session will be captioned and broadcasted online.

18:00-19:00
18

Welcome reception

Come and say hello to old friends and meet new ones as we gather to celebrate the start of IETM Belgrade with a drink.

We look forward to seeing you there!

20:00-23:00
21

Artistic programme in the frame of Bitef Festival

The artistic programme of IETM Belgrade will be a mix of performances presented in the frame of Bitef Festival and a selection of performances from the local scene.

The full programme will be announced at the beginning of September.

22:00-01:00
18

Late-Night meeting point

An informal moment to come back together, network, relax with colleagues and friends and meet new faces.

Fri 30.09
09:00-18:00
18

Accreditation and information desk

Collect your badges and ask any questions about the programme or how to get around Belgrade.

10:00-10:45
22

Kolo/slet (коло/слет) morning dance

In this physical morning activity, participants will learn how to dance the kolo, a traditional dance and will get acquainted with the slet, mass events dating from socialist Yugoslavia.

10:30-11:00
20

IETM Info cell

Hall 6, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Hall 6, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Fifteen minutes of valuable information about IETM's recent and upcoming activities and advocacy work, followed by a Q&A.

Speaker
Ása Richardsdóttir, IETM, Belgium
 

11:00-12:30
18

Pitchorama

Hall 6, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Hall 6, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

The IETM Pitchorama is a session that creates an opportunity  to present a project and look for partners by taking part in a live pitching session and Q&A during the IETM Belgrade Plenary Meeting.

Don’t forget to apply by 18 July, if you are an IETM member, a delegate selected by an IETM Associate Member or a performing arts professional based in Serbia.

Moderator
Cathie Boyd, Cryptic, United Kingdom

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12:00-13:00
22

Artistic Walk #2 How can we observe wilderness in the city - and why is it important?

In front of MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

In front of MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Urban ecosystems are our most prominent ecosystems. However, we have become so accustomed to only noticing the human made world that our ability to observe nature in cities has severely diminished. At the same time, the health sustainability and climate resilience of our cities depends heavily on the presence and biodiversity of nature. 
How can we connect intimately and work closely with a more-than-human world? How can we step out of the anthropocentric and into the new?
 
Discover daily actions and habits that can help us engage and transform our perception of nature in the cities.

12:00-13:00
18

Who’s there?

Lobby, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Lobby, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Were you unable to  make it to the first Who’s there?, or haven’t had enough of it yet? 

We have planned a second speed-meeting moment for those who are ready to discover who else has joined this IETM Belgrade Plenary Meeting.

Moderator
Bek Berger, New Theatre Institute of Latvia, Latvia

13:00-14:30
19

Work & disability in the arts [debate]

IETM Press Room, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

IETM Press Room, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Recent research in the sector has shown that there is a shocking lack of awareness about what it means to work in the arts for professionals with disabilities. 

This discussion will tackle the notions of working conditions, labour and also the idea of working with disability.

Moderator
Filip Pawlak, Artist and Cultural worker, Poland

Speakers
Saša Asentić, Per.Art, Serbia

Natalija Vladisavljević, Per.Art, Serbia

More speakers to be announced.

13:00-14:30
19

Work and (in)stability

Hall 6, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Hall 6, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

What are the tools and solutions for creating better working conditions for those in the performing arts sector? What are the current trends in cultural workers’ movements and initiatives around Europe?
This session will start with an analysis of the “project-based” cultural economy and the pressures and transformations it has brought to the field of artistic production. It will also explore different strategies, alliances and articulate the struggles for better working conditions, with a special focus on feminist, self-organised and political movements in the cultural field that have potential for change.
We will also discuss the position of freelancers and independent artists in a post covid context. 
 

Moderator
Marijana Cvetković, STATION Centre For Contemporary Dance, Serbia

Speakers
Danae Theodoridou, Performance Maker and Researcher, Belgium

Jaka Primorac, IRMO, Croatia

Rodrigo Arenas, Artist and researcher, Guatemala

Sepehr Sharifzadeh, NH Theater Agency, Iran

13:00-14:00
22

Choir workshop

A session where IETM participants will get the chance to sing together - perhaps in unisson.
 

14:30-15:30
22

Artistic Walk #3 Street Gallery

Meeting point: In front of MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Meeting point: In front of MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

This Artistic walk will take you on a visit to an important space in Belgrade's artistic landscape. Opened in 2012, the Street Gallery differs from classic galleries, representing a pioneer endeavour of reconstruction and revitalisation of neglected public space into an open art venue. The walk will include a brief introduction to its beginnings and maintenance, but the focus will be on management and its main challenges and approaches when it comes to the "handover" model. 

Guides
Iva Čukić, Matrijaršija collective Ministry of Space, Serbia
Milica Ivić, Matrijaršija collective Ministry of Space, Serbia
 

16:00-18:00
19

A Priceless Price List

Hall 6, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Hall 6, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

How do we charge for our work, and why are there no policies for the evaluation of artistic work in many countries? Using  examples from different local contexts, this session will explore specific cases  that artists have gathered through institutional or independent initiatives, in order to secure predictable and suitable financial working conditions in arts.

Moderator
Danilo Prnjat, Artist and activist, Serbia

Speakers
Jelena Mijović, Dramaturg and screenwriter, Serbia

Jasna Žmak, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Amath Sarr, Jotay Culturel, Senegal
 

16:00-18:00
19

Tracking the History

This session will tackle digitisation and how the performing arts are thought of, in relation to archiving and in relation to memory. 

17:30-19:00
19

Work & disability in the arts [training for beginners]

Marshall Salon, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Marshall Salon, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

This training is for cultural workers who believe that they still have everything to learn about disability and access. This training aims to raise awareness, discuss the potential challenges and exchange success stories.

Facilitator
Marko Pejović, Hajde da…, Serbia
 

20:00-23:00
21

Artistic programme in the frame of Bitef Festival

The artistic programme of IETM Belgrade will be a mix of performances presented in the frame of Bitef’s main and side programmes and a selection of performances from the local scene.

The full programme will be announced at the beginning of September.

22:00-01:00
18

Late-Night meeting point

An informal moment to come back together, network, relax with colleagues and friends, and meet new faces.

Sat 01.10
09:00-15:30
18

Accreditation and information desk

Collect your badges and ask any questions about the programme or about how to get around Belgrade.

10:00-10:45
22

Morning moves

In front of MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

In front of MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Start your day in the right way with this morning outdoor activity where you will go through a contemporary dance routine, slowly waking up and starting your day with a smile.

Choreographer
Marko Milić, Choreographer, performer and dancer, Serbia

10:30-11:00
20

IETM Info cell

Fifteen minutes of valuable information about IETM's recent and upcoming activities and advocacy work, followed by a Q&A.

11:00-12:00
19

Talk of the day

More information about this keynote session coming soon.

This session will be captioned and broadcasted online.

12:00-13:30
19

Feminist leadership

Hall 6, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Hall 6, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

How can a position of power influence our ability to make changes? Are we ready to give up the position of power in order to create something democratic, diverse, participative? What are the alternative models of management in culture, and how can feminist theories guide us into finding a new approach?

Moderator
Markiza de Sada, Independent curator and Drag Artist, Serbia

Speakers
Jelena Knežević, Bitef, Serbia

Lisa Marie DiLiberto, Theatre Direct Canada, Canada
 

12:00-13:00
22

Meet the artists

In this session, a small group of IETM participants will have the chance to exchange with local artists, compare realities and discuss artistic practices.

12:00-13:00
18

Who's there?

Lobby, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Lobby, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

One last opportunity for speed-meeting lovers!

Moderator
Bek Berger, New Theatre Institute of Latvia, Latvia

12:00-13:00
22

Artistic Walk #4 Graffiti battles

In front of MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

In front of MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

This walk around the city will follow a recent political dialogue happening on Belgrade’s walls. A dramaturg and a graffiti artist will show how this conversation has generated a massive citizens’ response to right wing rewriting of history.

Guides
Nikola Pavlović, Street Artist, Serbia
Ognjen Obradović, Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Serbia
 

13:30-14:30
20

Advisors Corner

Lobby, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Lobby, MTS Dvorana (Kombank Dvorana)

Meet the members of the IETM Advisory Committee in this cosy corner of the daytime meeting space and ask everything you always wanted to know about our network, its activities, strategies, governance, membership and more.

13:30-15:00
19

Towards feminist dramaturgical thinking [workshop]

More information about this session coming soon.

14:00-15:00
19

Art is not alone

What are the struggles of unionising and self-organising in the arts? What is the responsibility of artists and arts workers in the development of improved policies for the sector and how do we claim this position?

14:00-15:00
19

Anti-burnout workshop

This workshop will focus on individual mental health for arts professionals by providing a few practical tools.

16:00-18:00
20

Talks & Listens

An interactive discussion in which IETM members get to express their views on the role of art in society and the strategies that will help our sector survive and thrive.

20:00-20:30
21

Artistic programme in the frame of Bitef Festival

The artistic programme of IETM Belgrade will be a mix of performances presented in the frame of Bitef Festival and a selection of performances from the local scene.

The full programme will be announced at the beginning of September.

21:00-01:00
18

Closing party

A celebration to mark the closing of what we hope will have been a stimulating plenary meeting in Belgrade.

Sun 02.10
11:00-14:00
18

Farewell brunch

Before we part ways and you begin your journey home, join us for one final moment as we come together over brunch. Don’t forget to save the date for the next IETM meetings in your diary.