The IDEA group develops and proposes an action plan to help IETM members to address the Inclusion, Diversity, Equality and Accessibility (IDEA) issues, and supports the IETM Secretariat and the Board in implementing the IDEA Strategy.
The Participatory and Immersive Creation group (PIC) aims to provide a space for IETM members to tackle central issues we face in creating, presenting and producing these genres of work. The sessions take the form of open discussions, experience sharing, and creative exchanges. The group meets online approximately once every other month, and facilitation responsibilities rotate from session to session.
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The Sound and Music Theatre group has assembled at each IETM Plenary Meeting since 2010, bringing together IETM members and non-member participants working in this vibrant field to share practices, discuss relevant aspects of the theme and network.
By Sound and Music Theatre, we mean any form of theatre in which music or sonic art is a crucial and inextricable element of the artistic and theatrical whole. This can manifest itself in a wide range of practices which place music and sonic art at its core, such as classic and experimental opera; sonic art performance installations; musical theatre or comédie musicale; staged concerts; or more experimental and hybrid forms that are emerging.
At each IETM Plenary Meeting, local or regional artists are invited to share their practice with the network.
The Producers group gathers independent producers and producing organisations from Europe and beyond. Current group members are based in France, Hungary, Spain and Germany. The purpose of the group is to exchange knowledge, initiate cooperation and advocate the producer’s role in the international performing arts ecosystem.
AREA - Arts in Rural European Areas started as a working group within IETM. In October 2020, it became an independent network that continues to contribute to IETM.
AREA is a new network that supports arts in rural areas by creating exchanges of experiences, researching working methods, and collecting data and resources. It stimulates advocacy on a local, regional, national and European level. AREA includes all disciplines. Members are artists, creators, organisers, policymakers and scientists from all continents.
The network is based on members' voluntary contribution and individual participation. Each week one of the focus groups prepares an (online) meeting. These focus groups are divided into Methods, Creative Hubs, Resources and Advocacy. The focus group on Contact Between the Continents will start in 2022, as well as a focus group on Arts Production and Infrastructure in Rural Areas.
You can reach AREA through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Initiated at the Belgrade Plenary in 2022, the Artists Working Group is a network of IETM members who work primarily as artists.
It is a space for meeting, exchanging and discussing artistic topics and building concrete networks of support and artistic exchange beyond project-based collaborations.
It aims to focus on freelance artists’ perspectives and realities within IETM, increasing our visibility and affecting structural change. Artists Working Group aims to centralise the artist’s perspective and invites deeper dialogue on all issues with members, working groups and the IETM Board.
The group adopts intercultural, horizontal and inclusivity values and procedures.
The IETM Environmental Working Group aims to work towards a more sustainable and green future of the performing arts, and making the arts sector a leading force in environmental processes.