International network
for contemporary
performing arts

Réseau international
pour les arts du spectacle
contemporains

Rete internazionale
per le arti performative
contemporanee

コンテンポラリー
パフォーミングアーツ
国際ネットワーク

Internationales Netzwerk
für zeitgenössische
darstellende Künste

Международная сеть современного 
исполнительского 
искусства

Red internacional
para las artes escénicas
contemporáneas

Internationaal netwerk
voor hedendaagse
podiumkunsten

თანამედროვე საშემსრულებლო
ხელოვნების
საერთაშორისო ქსელი

Rede internacional
para as artes performativas
contemporâneas

الشبكة الدولية
لفنون الأداء
المعاصرة

Alþjóðlegt
tengslanet
í sviðslistum

Xarxa internacional
d'arts escèniques
contemporànies

Rhwydwaith rhyngwladol
ar gyfer celfyddydau
perfformio cyfoes

Rrjeti ndërkombëtar
për artet skenike
kontemporane

Διεθνές δίκτυο
για σύγχρονες
παραστατικές τέχνες

Međunarodna mreža 
za savremene 
scenske umjetnosti

Mezinárodní síť 
pro současné 
divadelní umění

International netværk
for kontemporær
scenekunst

Internasionale netwerk
vir kontemporêre
uitvoerende kunste

თანამედროვე საშემსრულებლო
ხელოვნების
საერთაშორისო ქსელი

Nemzetközi hálózat
a kortárs
előadóművészetért

國際當代表演藝術網絡

líonra idirnáisiúnta
na taibhealaíona
comhaimseartha

Starptautiskais tīkls
laikmetīgai
skatuves mākslai

Netwerk internazzjonali
għall-arti performattivi
kontemporanji

Międzynarodowa sieć
na rzecz współczesnych sztuk
performatywnych

Internationellt nätverk
för samtida
scenkonst

Međunarodna mreža
savremenih izvođačkih
umetnosti

Международна мрежа
за съвременни
сценични изкуства

Rrjet ndërkombëtar
për arte skenike
bashkëkohore

Міжнародная сетка
сучасных
перфарматыўных мастацтваў

Međunarodna mreža
za suvremene
izvedbene umjetnosti

国际当代表演艺术网络

Rahvusvaheline
kaasaegsete etenduskunstide
võrgustik

현대 공연 예술을 위한 국제 네트워크

Tarptautinis tinklas
šiuolaikinis
scenos menai

Интернационална мрежа
за современа
изведувачка уметност

شبکۀ بین المللی
برای هنرهای نمایشی معاصر

Rețeaua internațională
pentru artele spectacolului
contemporan

Medzinárodná sieť
pre súčasné
scénické umenie

Çağdaş
gösteri sanatları için
uluslararası iletişim ağı

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05.2021 - 12.2022

What are the aims of IETM Global Connect?

IETM Global Connect is one of IETM’s initiatives to make the network more diverse, inclusive and accessible. 

The aims of Global Connect are to enable performing arts professionals from across the globe to:

  • Expand their international network and find new collaborators and partners from all horizons;
     
  • Find new inspirations in their professional lives which they can share with their communities;
     
  • Develop new skills and knowledge through peer-to-peer learning; 
     
  • Actively contribute to IETM’s activities and development and bring fresh perspectives to its members and the global performing arts sector in a long-term perspective.

What does IETM Global Connect offer?

As part of the programme, selected IETM Global Connectors benefit from: 

  • IETM Membership: IETM Global Connectors receive the IETM membership for 2021 and 2022, and access to all members’ benefits, including full access to the IETM internal digital platform and members newsletters, opportunities to use the upcoming IETM partners search tool and to share their own news via IETM's communication channels.
     
  • Access to IETM Events: As included in their 2021-2022 IETM membership, Global Connectors get free access to IETM events in 2021 and 2022. This means, free entrance to all seminars, workshops, talks hosted by the network and opportunities to engage with the large and diverse IETM membership representing all sections of the performing arts – from national institutions to independent artists.
     
  • IETM Global Connectors Gathering: Once a year, on the occasion of a large IETM event, Global Connectors come together for a full day of peer-to-peer networking, presentations and knowledge exchange with IETM members and Associate Members. 
     
  • Travel Bursary: All selected Global Connectors will receive a travel bursary to attend one IETM event. Access to the One Day Global Connectors Gathering will be free of charge, and meals will be provided.

Important note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the first year programme will start in October 2021 with an online event. A travel bursary will be provided to take part in a physical IETM event in 2022.

Who can apply for the IETM Global Connect Programme?

IETM Global Connect is open to performing arts professionals worldwide (producers, artists, managers, presenters, etc) working in an organisation or as freelance / self-employed.

Selection criteria are that applicants:

  • Are currently working in the contemporary performing arts anywhere in the world;
     
  • Have a minimum of five years professional experience in the performing arts field;
     
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to increase global awareness, inclusion, accessibility and connectivity for the benefit of their communities;
     
  • Are able to communicate well in English (or through sign language interpretation if required).

Applications will be assessed on the basis of:

  • How well the applicants meet the above criteria;
     
  • Motivation and reasons for applying for Global Connect;
     
  • Background, skills and experience of the applicants, and the values and contributions they might bring to the programme.

IETM is committed to diversity, equality, and inclusion and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. Moreover, IETM strongly welcomes applicants from countries and regions that do not have members or engagement with IETM yet, including across the Global South. Please find the full list of countries with IETM membership here. The selection of each Global Connect group will also include some participants from Associate Member countries (see list of Associate Members supporting the programme here).