IETM - International network for contemporary performing arts is a large and influential network of over 500 performing arts organisations and individual members working in the contemporary performing arts worldwide.
Founded in 1981, we include members from all genres of the performing arts and all functions in the ecosystem; artists, producers, companies, venues, festivals, research and resource centers, residencies, other networks, governmental bodies, etc.
We work to stimulate the quality, development and context of the contemporary performing arts, in all their diversity. We create opportunities for our members and the international performing arts community at large by organising networking activities, peer-to-peer learning, exchanges and dialogues via various events.
We also commission publications and research, facilitate communication and distribution of information about the performing arts and advocate for the position of performing arts professionals, worldwide.
IETM is an association, based in Brussels and operates under Belgian law.
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IETM’s strategy for Inclusion, Diversity, Equality, and Accessibility
We aim to make our network more diverse and our activities more inclusive and accessible, reaching out to performing arts professionals from all backgrounds (ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, social conditions, languages, working and employment status, age, career path and geographical location). We do this by mainstreaming principles of inclusion, diversity, equality and accessibility across all our activities, with an intersectional approach.