Our delegation of artists and British Council staff attends IETM Porto. We award bursaries twice a year for artists to attend IETM, helping to ensure Britain is reflected in all its diversity on the world stage. Photo: Laura Alos

Open call for d/Deaf or disabled practitioners to attend IETM Munich

As part of our mission to embed art made by disabled artists within the UK and international cultural sectors, we're offering bursaries for d/Deaf and disabled artists to join the next IETM gathering, IETM Munich. We will also provide access support through our partners in this programme Unlimited. This is the sixth time that we have offered these bursaries to under-represented groups, helping to make sure that Britain is reflected in all its diversity on the world stage. We're offering bursaries for minority ethnic artiststo join the delegation too.

IETM (Informal European Theatre Meeting), is a network of over 500 performing arts organisations and individuals working in contemporary performing arts across the world. Members include theatre, dance, circus, new media and live art practitioners, as well as festivals, producers, research centres and institutional bodies. They run two plenary sessions a year in European cities that provide an invaluable chance for participants to meet international contacts, attend talks, see international work and to broaden their understanding of the global challenges for performing arts in the 21st century.

IETM Munich takes place from 1–4 November 2018 and will explore European identity. It will look at what the EU's motto "United in Diversity" means today, whether Europe is a cultural or geographical entity, and the role of arts professionals in shaping and reflecting these identities. The theme of this meeting makes it even more pressing to have an intersection of identities in the room.

More information: https://theatreanddance.britishcouncil.org/blog/2018/ietmmunichunlimited/