International network
for contemporary
performing arts

Réseau international
pour les arts du spectacle

Rete internazionale
per le arti performative


Internationales Netzwerk
für zeitgenössische
darstellende Künste

Международная сеть современного 

Red internacional
para las artes escénicas

Internationaal netwerk
voor hedendaagse

თანამედროვე საშემსრულებლო
საერთაშორისო ქსელი

Rede internacional
para as artes performativas

الشبكة الدولية
لفنون الأداء

í sviðslistum

Xarxa internacional
d'arts escèniques

Rhwydwaith rhyngwladol
ar gyfer celfyddydau
perfformio cyfoes

Rrjeti ndërkombëtar
për artet skenike

Διεθνές δίκτυο
για σύγχρονες
παραστατικές τέχνες

Međunarodna mreža 
za savremene 
scenske umjetnosti

Mezinárodní síť 
pro současné 
divadelní umění

International netværk
for kontemporær

Internasionale netwerk
vir kontemporêre
uitvoerende kunste

თანამედროვე საშემსრულებლო
საერთაშორისო ქსელი

Nemzetközi hálózat
a kortárs


líonra idirnáisiúnta
na taibhealaíona

Starptautiskais tīkls
skatuves mākslai

Netwerk internazzjonali
għall-arti performattivi

Międzynarodowa sieć
na rzecz współczesnych sztuk

Internationellt nätverk
för samtida

Međunarodna mreža
savremenih izvođačkih

Международна мрежа
за съвременни
сценични изкуства

Rrjet ndërkombëtar
për arte skenike

Міжнародная сетка
перфарматыўных мастацтваў

Međunarodna mreža
za suvremene
izvedbene umjetnosti


kaasaegsete etenduskunstide

현대 공연 예술을 위한 국제 네트워크

Tarptautinis tinklas
scenos menai

Интернационална мрежа
за современа
изведувачка уметност

شبکۀ بین المللی
برای هنرهای نمایشی معاصر

Rețeaua internațională
pentru artele spectacolului

Medzinárodná sieť
pre súčasné
scénické umenie

gösteri sanatları için
uluslararası iletişim ağı

Become part of IETM. Find all necessary information about what being an IETM member means and fill out our membership application form at the bottom of the page.

Why join?
Networking and knowledge sharing

Connect with different players in the performing arts sector globally to enhance the visibility of your activities, find partners, share best practices and innovative models.

IETM events

IETM members website access

Receive our monthly members-only newsletter.
Join one of the IETM members’ working groups or create your own.
Be the first to receive news and information about the projects IETM is part of (Perform Europe, SHIFT eco-certification, Culture Relations Platform and more).
Professional development
Participate in members-only projects, capacity-building programmes and training targeted to the needs of the IETM members. An extensive training in advocacy, fairness, community building and greening is foreseen starting at the beginning of 2025. 
Receive tailored information about interesting projects and calls from other members or the sector in general based on your profile information.
Have the opportunity to apply for our travel grants after one year of membership (only for category 1 and 2).
Be supported by the dedicated and skilled IETM Secretariat team who work to help you by disseminating information, publishing helpful resources and organising meetings and training that fit your needs.
Advocacy, representation and knowledge creation
Contribute to our research activities and policy actions via questionnaires, focus groups and membership strategy brainstorms.
Gain and create new knowledge, ideas and policy proposals with fellow IETM members on the most burning topics for our sector and of our time.
Be represented in network dialogues at the European Union level as well as towards other European and international policymaking bodies.
Influence our network's policy and vote and apply to be elected at the yearly IETM General Assembly.
Stay up to date with what's going on in your sector worldwide.
Who can become a member?

We welcome all organisations and freelance/self-employed professionals who are professionally engaged in the development and distribution of new, innovative contemporary performing arts, as well as in artistic collaboration and exchange across national borders. In addition, we ask our members to commit to the aim of IETM to advocate for the value of arts and culture within our societies and subscribe to our basic values of generosity, responsibility, solidarity and openness.

Please note that freelance/self-employed professionals are here defined as individuals who are not salaried employees, neither part-time nor full-time, by an organisation which itself would be applicable for the IETM membership. They also do not work on a continuous or regular basis with an organisation who would be applicable for IETM membership.

Who benefits from it?

The IETM membership applies to the freelance/self-employed member or to the whole member organisation. This means that all the employees and board members of a member organisation benefit from the IETM membership, as long as they have an online IETM account registered under the organisation.

How long does it last?

Our membership runs for one calendar year, from January to December, regardless of when you join during the year. The membership is automatically renewed every January, unless you inform us of the cancellation in writing before a set deadline.

What are the rules?

You can read and download our internal rules here. These internal rules stand as a contract between you and IETM and you will have to approve them when submitting your membership application.

How much does it cost?

The annual IETM membership fee is based on the annual turnover of your organisation / freelance activities (total income received in one year: subsidies, ticketing, sponsorship, subsidies or other kinds of support from public or private funds, etc.) and is valid from January to December of the current year. 

The fees are adjusted to inflation rates every 5 years (the next adjustment will take place in 2025). Please note that, in some cases, we may ask you to share with us your organisation’s financial report from the past year. Each fee includes € 20 of admin & bank charges (already calculated in the table below):

  Annual turnover Annual membership fee
Cat. 1 under € 50.000 € 125
Cat. 2 from € 50.000 to € 100.000 € 309
Cat. 3 from € 100.000 to € 230.000 € 477
Cat. 4 from € 230.000 to € 750.000 € 650
Cat. 5 over € 750.000 € 965
  Associate Members € 2330
  Associate Members supporting the IETM Global Connect programme € 4000
What do other members say?

“IETM means creative and critical thinking, cooperation, and a broad perspective on the performing arts and their social role. IETM is a think-tank, a futurist, a world-builder, a community, an agent for change.” – Marina Hanganu, Teatrul George Ciprian Buzău, Romania

“Becoming a member of the IETM community gave us the opportunity to meet, exchange and collaborate with our peers. A wonderful energy which helps our very young company to grow faster and in a more relevant and sustainable way.” – Théo Majcher, Alter Ego (X), France

"It’s since different years that I am following IETM, taking part in meetings and debates, meeting colleagues and friends. I joined IETM because it’s a space where I have had the opportunity to be inspired. Because throughout its transversal collaborations, IETM is the context in which you can enrich your critical understanding and where you can find some tools for equipping yourself for surfing in the nowadays challenges.” – Giuliana Ciancio, LIV.IN.G, Italy

How to join?

Please follow the simple steps below to submit your membership application:

  1. Log in to your IETM account or create an account in case you don’t have one yet. Your account will allow you to get in touch with other IETM members, register for IETM events and engage in online discussions on our website. 

  2. Take some time to read our internal rules thoroughly. 

  3. Take a look at our membership fees above. 

  4. Click the button below and complete the online membership sign up form. Once we process your membership request, we will get back to you within 10 working days with a confirmation email, which will include your invoice. Your membership will come into effect upon payment of your invoice.

  5. Once your membership starts, we will set up an online meeting to welcome you to the network. 

If you have any questions regarding the membership application, just drop us an email at [email protected].