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

01 - 02.10.2020

IETM Multi-location in Yokohama

The local Plenary meeting in Yokohama, Japan, will be hosted by our member PARC - Japan Center, Pacific Basin Arts Communication. Please find below the introduction by the local host, as well as the local programme.

Since Japanese borders are currently not fully open yet, we kindly ask participants based outside of Japan to attend the Yokohama local meeting online. Registration is still mandatory.


Introduction by the local host

PARC (Japan Center, Pacific Basin Arts Communication) was established in December 1990 in succession to the secretariat of “Meeting for Pacific Basin Arts Communication” that was held in November 1990, and was certified as a nonprofit organisation in 2002.

PARC’s objectives are to organise basic data regarding performing arts, to build information and human network related to the arts, and to disseminate unique works of art in the world aiming to create and enhance artistic expression. PARC promotes international exchange and regional activities with a focus on performing arts and supports advancement of the arts and culture to the benefit of society.

PARC hosts TPAM (Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama: 2011-present, former Tokyo Performing Arts Market: 1995-2010) every year with an aim to be a space where people from various places in the world who are professionally involved in performing arts get together to exchange through diverse performance and meeting programs and gain information, inspiration and network for the creation, dissemination and vitalisation of performing arts. Having celebrated the 20th anniversary, it is internationally recognised as one of the most influential performing arts platforms in Asia. 

After co-organising ITEM’s Satellite Meeting in 2008 (Tokyo) and 2011 (Yokohama), we now invite Japan-based professionals to join our physical IETM local Pleanry meeting in Yokohama, and professionals based outside of Japan to join our programme online.

Registrations for this physical local meeting closed on 30 September. You can still join their live-streamed sessions in the full online programme.

Maximum capacity: 10 people per physical session. 



The following on-site programme of the local meeting in Yokohama prepared by the local hosts will include the 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 sessions below that will also be live-streamed, 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 / JST: Japan Standard Time (local time in Yokohama)

Thursday, 1 October

/ 18:00
19:30 JST


Venue: BankART Temporary - 1st Basement

13:30 CEST
21:30 JST

A new deal in Asia-Pacific: emergency, recovery & adaptation
A regional conversation in two parts to look at how Covid-19 was dealt with in Asia-Pacific (APAC) in terms of emergency response and how this will impact our industry. How will we get back on our feet? What will have to change? How will we adapt on the longer run?

Colette Brennan, Abbotsford Convent, Australia
Sasapin Siriwanij, Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting, Thailand
Kyle Yamada, TPAM, Japan
Austin Wang, Taipei Performing Arts Center, Taiwan
Hiromi Maruoka, TPAM, Japan

KeeHong Low, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong

Venue: BankART Temporary - 1st Basement (and online)

15:45 CEST


Collective participation in the 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: BankART Temporary - 1st Basement (and online)

Friday, 2 October

11:00 CEST

18:00 JST

Collective participation in the 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: BankART Temporary - 1st Basement (and online)

12:30 CEST

19:30 JST

The next step of TPAM Fringe
TPAM Fringe is an open-call program of TPAM (Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama) that introduces over 50 artists/groups to professional participants of TPAM and the local audience. This panel discussion invites past participants of TPAM Fringe to explore possibilities of this program in the future with TPAM's director, Hiromi Maruoka.

Venue: BankART Temporary - 1st Basement (and online)

14:00 CEST

21:00 JST

Trans-Asia Express
A tour through Asia-Pacific (APAC) contemporary creations following topical threads, possibly with calls to collaboration.

Venue: BankART Temporary - 1st Basement (and online)

15:00 CEST

22:00 JST

Collective participation in the 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: BankART Temporary - 1st Basement (and online)

/ 22:00
23:00 JST

Informal gathering
Closing words and drinks.

Venue: BankART Temporary - 1st Basement

For more information about the local programme in Yokohama, please get in touch directly with Yukio Nitta (PARC) at [email protected].


Covid-19 regulations

Since Japanese borders are currently not fully open yet, we kindly ask participants based outside of Japan to attend the Yokohama local meeting online. Registration is still mandatory.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this meeting will only allow 10 people per physical session. 



BankART Temporary - 1st Basement

6-50-1 Honcho, Naka-ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa 231-8315 Japan

All levels of the building are accessible by elevator. For accessibility enquiries, please contact PARC 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 local meeting in Yokohama, you are welcome to write to our Production Officer at [email protected].



For any question regarding the local meeting in Yokohama, please get in touch directly with Yukio Nitta (PARC) at [email protected].

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