NEW DATES SOON: Satellite Galway 2020

Friday, 27 March: Due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the possible extension of the current lockdowns and the uncertainty that lies ahead, the SatelliteMeeting will no longer take place on 13-16 June 2020 as originally planned. The meeting will now take place in November 2020 and we’ll announce the new dates in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, stay safe and look after yourself and your loved ones.

If you had already registered and can no longer attend, please get in touch with us and we will issue you a full refund.


Our next Satellite Meeting will take place in Galway on Ireland’s Atlantic coast. Known as the “City of Tribes”, Galway is a European Capital of Culture in 2020 and already home to many artists. Tackling the most urgent topic of all time, this Meeting will explore relationships between artists, the arts ecosystem and the planet.

Galway is a fitting place to explore the ecology of the performing arts and our roles in creating more equilibrium in that ecosystem. On the western edge of Europe, relationships between people and place, art and science, land and sea are in sharp focus. The Meeting will investigate how to mitigate climate change and limit the damage being done. It will examine practical and philosophical responses to imagine an ecology fit for the future. Ways that artists could work to change hearts and minds as well as inspiring others to take action will also be explored.

Organised in collaboration with Theatre Forum, TheatreNI, Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture and the National University of Ireland, Galway, the Satellite Meeting will happen in a place known for sharing ideas and a collaborative approach. Artists have always made their way there and art is woven into the City’s fabric. Those attending will experience some highlights of the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture Programme, events that are pure Galway, in the City, around the County and on the smallest of the Aran Islands, Inis Oírr.

Come to this extraordinary place with its history, languages and stories, its culture, powerful sense of place and the art it inspires. Join the Satellite Meeting conversation and help generate ideas for a performing arts ecology that's fit for our future and the planet.

Both IETM members and non-members are welcome to participate. Register now.

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