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

Working Groups Our network includes several informal temporary, non-statutory and self-organised working groups which serve the network and can be set up independently by IETM members through contacting the Secretariat. 

Environmental Working Group

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.


Latest Environmental Working Group Webinars


Participatory and Immersive Creation Group

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. 


Artists Working Group

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.

You can reach the group by writing to

Arts in Rural European Areas Group

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

Sound and Music Theatre Group

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. 

Producers Group

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.

Inclusion, Diversity, Equality and Accessibility Group

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.