01 October 2020 to 02 October 2020

IETM Multi-location in Avignon

The local Plenary meeting in Avignon, France, will be hosted by our member Théâtre de la Massue - Cie Ezéquiel Garcia Romeu in collaboration with La Manufacture, la Région Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and the city of d'Avignon. Please find below the introduction by the local hosts, as well as local programme and practical information to help you plan your stay in Avignon.

The physical local meeting in Avignon will also be live-streamed on the Facebook page of Théâtre de la Massue

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Introduction by the local hosts

French

Pour cette plénière exceptionnelle, les membres français de l’IETM ont choisi de se réunir en Avignon. Ville mythique et emblématique du théâtre européen et mondial, Avignon, qui a dû cette année annuler son prestigieux festival (pour la seconde fois en ses 75 ans d’histoire), nous semblait l’endroit idéal pour aborder la thématique des ces journées : « What Matters Now? ». En partenariat avec le Théâtre de la Massue, la Manufacture, la ville d’Avignon et la Région Sud, nous avons choisi de mettre l’accent sur la recherche de pistes pour la reconstruction des échanges internationaux en termes de réseaux, productions et diffusions. Fidèles à l’esprit de l’IETM, ces journées se veulent laborieuses, participatives et festives. Ces journées seront concomitantes avec les « Etats Généraux des Festivals » organisés par le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication.

Ensemble face à la pandémie, inventons les échanges de demain. 

English

For this exceptional Plenary Meeting, French members of IETM have chosen to meet in Avignon. Mythical and emblematic city of European and world theatre, Avignon, which had to cancel its prestigious festival this year (for the second time in its 75-year-old history), appeared to us as the ideal place to address the theme of the Plenary: "What Matters Now?".  In partnership with the Théâtre de la Massue, the Manufacture, the city of Avignon and the Région Sud, we have chosen to focus on finding the way to reconstruct international exchanges in terms of networks, production and dissemination. Faithful to the spirit of IETM, the local Plenary meeting in Avignon is intended to be laborious, participatory and festive. Both days will be concomitant with the "Etats Généraux des Festivals" organised by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.

Together against the pandemic, let's invent the exchanges for tomorrow.

This local meeting has reached its maximum capacity. However, the whole local meeting in Avignon will be live-streamed so that you'll be able to join it digitally on the Facebook page of Théâtre de la Massue.

Maximum capacity: 35 participants indoors

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Programme

The following on-site programme of the local meeting in Avignon prepared by the local hosts will include the participation in the main IETM online programme, to which all the locations of the Multi-location Plenary will simultaneously connect on 1 and 2 October.

The physical local meeting in Avignon will also be live-streamed on the Facebook page of Théâtre de la Massue

To connect to the online sessions of the main IETM online programme, please click on the title of the sessions below and you'll be redirected to the session page, where the link to connect is displayed.

CEST: Central European Summer Time (local time in Avignon)

Thursday, 1 October

09:00
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10:00 CEST

Welcome breakfast

Venue: Château de Saint Chamand (La Manufacture)

10:00
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10:30 CEST

Presentation of IETM

Venue: Château de Saint Chamand (La Manufacture)

10:30
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11:00 CEST

Who's there?

Venue: Château de Saint Chamand (La Manufacture)

11:00
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13:00 CEST

Performing arts and international: networking, dissemination and production in pandemic times. 
Discussion with Anne-Mathilde Di Tomaso (Avignon Festival), Maia Sert (On The Move), Sergio Chianca (Burokultur), Karen Nielsen (Deputy Director of Culture - Région Sud), Geoliane Arab (ONDA) and other speakers to be confirmed.

Venue: Château de Saint Chamand (La Manufacture)

13:00
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14:00 CEST

Lunch break (cold buffet)

Venue: Château de Saint Chamand (La Manufacture)

14:00
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15:45 CEST

Collective participation in IETM's online programme:

What matters now? Plenary discussion
The theme of the Multi-location Plenary Meeting will allow us to speak out on what truly matters in the different context in which we now evolve. A series of short addresses from speakers with versatile backgrounds will trigger live and online, local and international discussions.

Venue: Château de Saint Chamand (La Manufacture)

16:00
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17:00 
CEST

Local discussion: What matters now?

Venue: Château de Saint Chamand (La Manufacture)

17:30
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17:45 CEST

Tribute to Philippe Grombeer

Venue: Château de Saint Chamand (La Manufacture)

18:00
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19:00 
CEST

Welcome drink

Venue: Château de Saint Chamand (La Manufacture)

19:30
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20:30 
CEST

Performance: Cartographie de l'Avenir - Les guêpes rouges de Clermont Ferrand (Group 1 - 25 participants)

Venue: Le Délirium

20:45
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21:45 CEST

Performance: Cartographie de l'Avenir - Les guêpes rouges de Clermont Ferrand (Group 2 - 25 participants)

Venue: Le Délirium

22:00
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late CEST

Late night meeting point

Venue: Le Délirium

Friday, 2 October

09:00
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10:00 CEST

Welcome breakfast

Venue: Château de Saint Chamand (La Manufacture)

10:00
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11:00 CEST

Collective participation in IETM's online programme:

IETM Pitchorama
This brand new session will showcase a series of 6 projects pitched by IETM members in 5-minute videos before leaving room for questions and feedback from participants.

Venue: Château de Saint Chamand (La Manufacture)

11:00
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11:45 CEST

Welcome speeches

Speakers:
Pascal Keiser, chairman of La Manufacture, France
Cécile Helle, mayor of Avignon, France
Michel Bissière Vice-President Région Sud, France

Venue: Château de Saint Chamand (La Manufacture)

12:00
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12:45 CEST

Presentation of the Creative Europe project Centriphery and Ineupup

Venue: Château de Saint Chamand (La Manufacture)

13:00
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14:00 CEST

Lunch break (cold buffet)

Venue: Château de Saint Chamand (La Manufacture)

14:00
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15:00 CEST

Collective participation in IETM's online programme: 

IETM info cell
An hour of valuable information on IETM: overview of the current and upcoming activities and projects, update on the recent and forthcoming policy and advocacy work, and introduction to the different working groups of IETM.

Venue: Château de Saint Chamand (La Manufacture)

15:15
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17:00 CEST

Workshop / brainstorming: Let's invent new way for international exchanges

Animators:
Laurence Barone, Deputy Director of Relais Culture Europe, France
Nathalie Anton, Deputy Director of Arsud, France

Venue: Château de Saint Chamand (La Manufacture)

17:15
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18:45 
CEST

International exchanges, sustainability, pandemic: new necessary practices

Speakers:
Laurence Barone, Deputy Director of Relais Culture Europe, France
David Irle, Aladir Conseil, France

Venue: Château de Saint Chamand (La Manufacture)

18:45
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19:15 
CEST

Farewell drink

Venue: Château de Saint Chamand (La Manufacture)

19:45
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20:45 
CEST

Performance: Le Scriptographe - Théâtre de la Massue de Nice (50 participants)

Venue: Château de Saint Chamand (La Manufacture)

20:15
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21:00 CEST

Visit of the brand new puppet space Cie Déraidenz located in Barthelasse Island

Meeting point: Château de Saint Chamand (La Manufacture)

For more information about the local programme in Avignon, please get in touch directly with Frédéric Poty at [email protected].

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Covid-19 regulations

Before booking your travel, please check the travel regulations of your destination. Please make sure you also check here the list of countries whose citizens can get into France without restrictions. Please also make sure to check the regulations of the country where you are based, which might still limit the destinations to which you can travel.

Please be aware that local Covid-19 regulations may affect your journey as well as the local meeting itself until the very last minute. For the latest information please feel free to check the official governmental information here.

The maximum capacity for this event is of 50 participants indoors.

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Location

Château de Saint Chamand (La Manufacture)

3 Avenue François Mauriac
84000 Avignon, France

The tram 20 connects Saint Chamand to the city centre. 

The venue is wheelchair accessible. If you wish to contact the venue directly regarding accessibility, please write to [email protected]

Le Délirium

2 Rue Mignard
84000 Avignon, France

If you wish to contact the venue directly regarding accessibility, please write to [email protected].

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Accessibility

In the city

More information on the accessibility of Avignon will be provided soon.

At the meeting

It is our aim to make IETM meetings as accessible as possible. However, it may not be possible to offer services at every location and, therefore, we recommend that you check the accessibility conditions of the location of your interest.

In order to meet the needs as much as possible, we collect your access requirements when you create your account and register for the meeting. Regarding speech-to-text captioning, we can only guarantee captions for the main IETM online programme (marked as working sessions on the page).

If you have any questions regarding the overall accessibility of the local meeting in Avignon, you are welcome to write to our Production Officer at [email protected].

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Transports

By plane

Avignon’s closest airports are Marseille, Lyon and Nice. You can easily connect to the railway from these airports to reach Avignon.

By bus or by train

The best way to travel to Avignon is by train. The city is well connected to Paris, Lyon, Lille, Brussels, Marseille, Nice, Rennes as it is on the TGV line. You can read more about Avignon’s train connection here.

Main railway station
Gare d'Avignon Centre 
Boulevard Saint-Roch BP 60175
84008 Avignon, France

Main bus terminal
5 avenue Monclar
84000 Avignon, France

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Accommodation

More information about accommodation in Avignon will be provided soon.

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Eating out                 

More information about restaurants in Avignon will be provided soon.

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Contact

For any question regarding the local meeting in Avignon, please get in touch directly with Frédéric Poty at [email protected].

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