In the framework of PAT II, we have been organising a series of inspiring events and commissioning multiple articles and publications, all aiming at providing a solid base for the sector through exploring the social status of the artist, enhancing the capacity of the sector to create sustainable organisations, to undertake fair practices and to reach out to a wider slice of society.
Here is a list of the past and ongoing activities and publications carried out as part of the PAT II project:
- 8 Plenary meetings in Rijeka, Hull, Munich, Porto, Brussels, Bucharest, and 3 more cities yet to come, each bringing together up to 800 participants from over 40 countries to reflect on issues of the performing arts sector and to create new meaningful partnerships, with a total of 160 working sessions during which 240 project proposals are being pitched.
- 7 Satellite meetings in Milan, Wales, Kyiv, Cairo, Marrakesh and 2 more cities yet to come, exploring the contemporary performing arts scene in specific countries, enhancing opportunities for international mobility and cooperation, and building relations with countries of origin of migrants and refugees coming to Europe, with up to 400 participants and including 70 working sessions.
- 4 Caravans in Palestine, Tbilisi & Yerevan and 2 more destinations yet to come, exploring and connecting with emerging contemporary performing art scenes throughout the world, with up to 120 participants in total.
- 4 Editions of IETM Campus, started by the PAT I project, in Eleusis, Fuzine, Polverigi, and one more city to come, providing intense training opportunities in all aspects of working internationally for young performing arts professionals, with around 100 participants and including 40 training sessions.
- 3 On the Road meetings in Porto, Valencia and Amsterdam.
Publications and articles
- 2 Fresh Perspectives exploring how the contemporary arts sector is engaged with Disability and Freedom of Expression.
- 3 Toolkits offering rules/tips on how to undertake a practical task or face a specific challenge, with a very practical approach to topics including Advocacy, Fairer International Collaborations in the Arts and Life Off-Stage (Survival Guide).
- 4 Mappings showcasing the situation of the performing arts in countries or regions including the North of England, Germany, Portugal and Belgium.
- Over 10 articles bringing first-hand knowledge on themes related to the contemporary performing arts sector.
- Over 30 Reports documenting the main ideas and conclusions arrived at during our meetings and feeding future discussions.
PAT II allows our Staff Exchange Programme to keep thriving since its successful implementation in the framework of PAT I, giving the opportunity to our members to exchange desks with an employee of another member organisation, and to host a professional from abroad. The programme helps to learn different working practices and professional cultures, and exchange know-how with international peers.