The first IETM Caravan of 2024 takes us to the Slovenian cities of Ljubljana and Maribor, where participants will experience the fifth edition of the TRIGGER platform showcase. Alongside a rich selection of performance work, panels and dialogues, we will attempt to place local contemporary performing arts practices within the socio-political legacy of the former Yugoslavia. The way in which the performing arts scene in Slovenia exists - both in terms of production conditions as well as conceptually - is to some extent influenced by the sediments of past struggles; political and social visions and utopias; and unrealised ideas. In line with IETM´s aim to bridge local and global issues, we will reflect on this legacy of models and values which have been manifested in a way in which the Slovenian arts community wishes to collaborate and think, both in and of art. They will be mirrored against international models and values that international colleagues will bring to the Caravan’s discursive programme.
- Which common cultural specificities in ex-Yugoslavian region will we find?
- Reflecting on our shared experience of transitioning from socialism to capitalism, how can we rethink the models from the past through contemporary lenses?
- Which collective practices from a shared past could help us move towards a more solidarian future?
Profile of participants
This IETM Caravan Ljubljana 2024 welcomes both IETM members and non-members - however, it is only open to presenters of performing arts works and has a limited capacity of 35 participants. Professionals who work in a double capacity - meaning those who both produce work and present work - are eligible to apply. Versatile presenting contexts are recognised and welcomed and we welcome candidates to explain their context in their application.
IETM and Gledališče Glej are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and welcome applicants from all backgrounds and countries.
Professionals who feel underprivileged and underrepresented in the performing arts sector are strongly encouraged to apply. We also encourage programmers from the local region to apply.
The Caravan is focused on the independent scene in Ljubljana and Maribor and will mostly be hosted by independent venues. Due to lack of support for infrastructure these venues often face accessibility issues. Please check the practical info for further details.
Maximum capacity: 35 participants
Application deadline: Thursday 7 December at 17:00 CET