01 October 2020 to 02 October 2020

IETM Multi-location in Barcelona (online)

The local Plenary meeting in Barcelona, Spain, will be hosted by our member Nau Ivanow. Please find below the introduction by the local host, as well as the online local programme.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to the latest Covid-19 restrictions, the local meeting in Barcelona has shifted online. If you are already registered for this meeting, you can either attend it online or select another location to attend physically, in which case you can contact our Production Officer at [email protected] to change your registration.


Introduction by the local host

Nau Ivanow is an old factory transformed into a performing arts creation space. Among other services, we specialise in artist-in-residence programs, through which we aim to assist companies in their artistic processes without interfering in the creation itself. We meet their needs by providing them with infrastructure and management support. Our mission is to facilitate the creation, mobility and internationalisation of projects, as well as training of cultural professionals, especially those in emerging performing arts companies or collectives.

It is a pleasure for us to be part of this local IETM Plenary Meeting and we take this opportunity to rethink ways to meet each other and exchange knowledge in this exceptional situation. We couldn’t do this without all the following partners, which we think as essential on this journey: Institut Ramón Llull, Catalan Arts – ICEC – Government of Catalonia, Red de Teatros Alternativos (España), Acción Cultural Española, Red Iberoamericana de Espacios Escénicos, Festival Grec de Barcelona and Iberescena.

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The following online programme of the local meeting in Barcelona prepared by the local host is complementary to the online participation in the main IETM online programme (marked as working sessions on the page), to which all the locations of the Multi-location Plenary will simultaneously connect on 1 and 2 October.

Thursday, 1 October

15:45 CEST

IETM 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: Online

19:00 CEST

Connections with Latin America, with Iberescena
Covid-19 has been an opportunity to connect even more Europe and Latin America in a virtual way. Now it is time to reflect on how to take advantage of this new connection to create links in more sustainable ways (environmentally and economically) and to maintain this contact between continents.


  1. Exchanging knowledge between Latin America and Europe (speakers TBC)
  2. Sharing the experience: RIEE (Red Iberoamericana de Espacios Escénicos - Ibero-American Performing Arts Centres Network)
  3. Presentation of Iberescena

This session will be held in Spanish. We are still waiting to see if simultaneous live translation into English will be possible.

Venue: Online

Friday, 2 October

11:00 CEST

IETM online programme:

IETM Pitchorama
This brand new session will showcase a series of 6 projects pitched by IETM members in 3-minute videos before leaving room for questions and feedback from participants.

Venue: Online

15:00 CEST

IETM 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: Online

For more information about the online local programme in Barcelona, please get in touch directly with Aina Juanet at [email protected].



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 online local meeting in Barcelona, you are welcome to write to our Production Officer at [email protected].



For any question regarding the local meeting in Barcelona, please get in touch directly with Aina Juanet at [email protected]

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