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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, EU cultural policies, diversity & inclusion, sustainability of the sector, the value of the arts in society, and the paradigms, challenges and aspirations faced by the sector in different parts of the globe.

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The present Brainstorming report on “Social Inclusion: partnering with other sectors” is the result of the brainstorming process between 35 participating organizations, both from the cultural and other sectors.
Dr. des. Friederike Landau & Christophe Knoch explore artist activism in Berlin, detailing the purpose of the Koalition der Freien Szene and weaving in thoughts from the city's senator for culture and Europe, Dr. Klaus Lsderer.
Mobility is a social and economic condition of artists and culture professionals and, at the same time, a vector of social and economic development. However, mobility in the cultural and creative sectors is faced with a number of issues that need to be addressed at EU and national levels. The paper provides recommendations for a EU-wide mobility framework which entails both a dedicated mobility scheme and an improved regulatory environment that would facilitate mobility in Europe.
Street art in Stokes Croft, Bristol Photo:  Tim Green aka atoach on Visual hunt / CC BY
Has Arts Council England got cultural democracy wrong? Steven Hadley and Eleonora Belfiore argue for a more thorough questioning of existing hierarchies.
The European Alliance for Culture and the Arts calls for an open and multi-stakeholder debate on how to design a citizen-centred, truly effective and forward-looking Cohesion Policy, aimed at ensuring a prosperous and sustainable future for the European Union and each European citizen. Cultural and creative sectors must be recognised as substantial contributors to the shaping and implementation of such a policy.
In this time of blurred lines, several organisations around the world do wonderful work to combat censorship, enhance artistic freedom and support artists in danger. However, young and emerging artists may have less chances than established and well-known colleagues to find support when they find themselves at risk. Our newest Fresh Perspectives issue focuses on professionals who are young, emerging, and/or not yet widely known, whose work at the intersection of arts and social change, whether by choice or by accident, has caused them troubles. The publication combines the voices of...
Seit zwei Jahren kann man es wissen: Es herrscht eine krasse Schieflage im Theaterbetrieb, wenn es um die Repräsentanz von Frauen und Männern geht: In Leitungspositonen und im Regie-Fach gibt es sehr viel weniger Frauen als Männer, unter den aufgeführten Schauspielautor*innen sind sie in der Minderzahl, ebenso wie zumeist in den Ensembles. Dazu verdienen sie oft wesentlich schlechter als ihre männlichen Kollegen.
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Cities have always functioned as focal points of civilisational and economic development, innovation and creativity, enabling regions and countries to uphold or improve their competitive position.
The Culture Change Guide is a toolkit that's been guided by best practice recruitment principals and explores how you can think about developing a diverse workforce and leadership.
Support for arts and disability has increased over the past few years. But do programmers have unconscious prejudices? Nina Mühlemann speaks to Unlimited 2018 artists and producers – and shares some advice.

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