01 October 2020 to 02 October 2020

IETM Multi-location in Ireland (online)

Given current travel and gathering restrictions, the local Plenary meeting in Ireland will be hosted entirely online by our members Irish Theatre InstituteLian Bell, the Theatre Forum and Tom Creed. Please find below the introduction by the local hosts, as well as the local programme and practical information of the local meeting.

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Introduction by the local hosts

New restrictions have recently been introduced for the Dublin area as we brace ourselves for a second wave of Covid-19. These new restrictions immediately put all of Dublin Theatre Festival and some of the last days of Dublin Fringe Festival in jeopardy, and saw the closure of arts venues and cultural spaces across the city.

We are taking the question ‘What Matters Now?’ to heart. We are asking Irish artists and arts leaders to begin conversations that we can all join in with. In the face of ongoing uncertainty, valiant struggles and creeping exhaustion; in the face of restrictions on our movements and on the things that give our lives meaning; in the absence of touch, the fear of proximity, the sense of isolation. While we can only see each other on screen, it is vital that we continue to connect and share our thoughts, our hopes, and our plans for the future.

Irish Theatre Institute/Lian Bell and Theatre Forum, with the input of director Tom Creed, offer IETM members, the Irish performing arts community and our international colleagues an opportunity to meet, discuss and learn from each other.

Irish Theatre Institute also invites IETM members to register to watch the pitching sessions of International Theatre eXchange (ITX), created in partnership with Culture Ireland and Dublin Theatre Festival. For the 27th consecutive year, ITX offers a platform for Irish theatre artists and companies, programmed during Dublin Theatre Festival, to present their work and exchange ideas and models of working particularly around international touring and collaboration. 

Have connection and exchange ever been more important than now?

Register now

Note that some of the sessions in the programme below require an additional external registration.

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Programme

The following online programme of the local meeting in Ireland prepared by the local hosts 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.

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

CEST: Central European Summer Time / IST: Irish Standard Time (local time in Ireland) 

Thursday, 1 October

14:00
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15:45 CEST
13:00
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14:45 IEST

Main 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

16:15
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17:15 CEST
15:15
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16:15 IEST

Adaptation conversation: programmers and producers
The first half of the hour will be a conversation between Irish performing arts programmers and producers on their view of adaptability. The second half of the hour will be breakout groups for you to discuss some of the issues raised, your own thoughts, and get to meet up with your IETM counterparts. We will leave the Zoom open for informal.

Speakers:
Róise Goan, Artistic Director of ArtsAdmin
Emma Jordan, Artistic Director of Prime Cut
Willie White, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Dublin Theatre Festival

Venue: Online

Friday, 2 October

10:00
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11:00 CEST

09:00
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10:00 IST

Main IETM 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: Online

12:00
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13:00 CEST
11:00
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12:00 IST

International Theatre eXchange (ITX) - Dublin Theatre Festival programmed artists
This hour, in unprecedented circumstances, Dublin Theatre Festival artists will talk about the work they made for this year’s festival.

Irish Theatre Institute, in partnership with Culture Ireland and Dublin Theatre Festival, hosts their annual gathering for Irish theatre artists to pitch their productions to international presenters, and we invite IETM members to sit in and listen. 

For the 27th consecutive year, ITX offers a platform for Irish theatre artists and companies to present their work and exchange ideas and models of working particularly around international touring and collaboration.

To register for this session, please write directly to [email protected] to book your spot.

Venue: Online

14:00
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15:00 CEST

13:00
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14:00 CEST

Main 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

16:00
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17:00 CEST
15:00
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16:00 CEST

International Theatre eXchange (ITX) - Pitching Initiative
Pitching Initiative is a curated session which is an opportunity to hear from five Irish-based theatre companies and artists with work that has received both audience and critical praise and is ready to tour when restrictions allow.

Irish Theatre Institute, in partnership with Culture Ireland and Dublin Theatre Festival, hosts their annual gathering for Irish theatre artists to pitch their productions to international presenters, and we invite IETM members to sit in and listen. 

For the 27th consecutive year, ITX offers a platform for Irish theatre artists and companies to present their work and exchange ideas and models of working particularly around international touring and collaboration.

To register for this session, please write directly to [email protected] to book your spot.

Venue: Online

17:15
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18:15 CEST
16:15
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17:15 CEST

What matters now? - Adaptation conversation: artists and makers
The first half of the hour will be a conversation between Irish contemporary performing arts makers with an international outlook. The second half of the hour will be breakout groups for you to discuss some of the issues raised, your own thoughts, and get to meet up with your IETM counterparts. We will leave the Zoom open for informal chat after the end of the session. Bring a drink.

Speakers:
Gary Keegan, Co-Director of Brokentalkers
Maeve Stone, Independent Director
Fearghus Ó Conchúir, Independent Choreographer

Venue: Online

For any questions regarding the programme of the online local meeting in Ireland, please contact Lian bell at [email protected] or Irma McLoughlin at [email protected].

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Accessibility

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 Ireland, you are welcome to write to our Production Officer at [email protected].

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Contact

For any questions regarding the online local meeting in Ireland, please contact Lian bell at [email protected] or Irma McLoughlin at [email protected].

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