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"Themes" is a stream of content generated or created by both IETM staff and our members. In focus are the subjects we consider essential in the contemporary performing arts today: the relationship with the audience, digital shift & live arts, diversity & inclusion, socially engaged arts, sustainability of the sector, and the value of the arts in society.

Elena DI FEDERICO
When we talk about equity, it is often about tangible resources: Income, funding, food, housing, access to green space, etc. Rarely do we recognize that time is just as critical a resource, and that it is also inequitably distributed.
Theodor-Cristia...
IETM gets ready to host its Plenary Meeting in Bucharest, Romania, with a particular focus on the current position of the artist in contemporary societies, as well as on the financial and social conditions of pursuing a career in the arts. This series of articles reveals what is to be an artist in today's Romania.
Elenq
Who Are We? This is the question that London’s Tate is asking at its free six day cross-platform event spanning the visual arts, film, photography, design, architecture, the spoken and written word and live art.
Elenq
Is Europe’s main problem linked to the institutions and the cumbersome decision making process as the White Paper seems to suggest? Is the future of Europe merely a matter of logistics? Is it not the very idea of Europe itself that is at stake?
Agnes Bakk
Kirsty Sedgman‘s background is in performance studies, which, according to her, tends to make big assumptions about audiences: who they are, why they attend, and what they get out of theatre. After encountering the rich field of audience studies, she became committed to research that talks to rather than talks about audiences.
Agnes Bakk
Interview with Tomáš Procházka, one of the founder members of the Czech performing arts group Handa Gote Research and Development, about old media, physicality and one of their latest production Eleusis.
Agnes Bakk
Sarah Ellis is the head of digital development at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Conversation about Shakespeare, theatre and their relation to new technology.
Constantina Pap...
The literature of cultural economics generally finds that an artistic education has no significant impact on artists’ income and careers in the arts.
Jean Aimarre
Sadly, it has become clear that the N.E.A. is, once again, under threat of being abolished, along with the National Endowment for the Humanities. The purported reason is cost savings
fbittencourt
Unpaid or ‘free’ labour is an important element of how precarity has been theorized. It is also an issue that is often seen as endemic to cultural and creative work, rightly attracting a range of criticism.

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