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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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Die Vielen's first "Glitter Demonstration" against the right took place in May 2018. Photo: Die Vielen.
In an unprecedented act of solidarity, leading organizations sign a declaration against intolerance and join forces in Berlin under a "flag" of the golden foil refugee blanket.
What does it mean to be a woman in this alarming moment, let alone a woman who is leading a nonprofit arts organization?
Early exposure to the arts is key, researchers say — and may be especially crucial for children with the greatest needs — because students’ participation has been associated with higher achievement
The Arts Council England commissioned Golant Media to carry out research seeking answers to three questions. How is resilience currently understood in the arts and culture sector? Are organisations becoming more resilient and, if so, how are they doing this?​ What opportunities might there be to develop the sector’s resilience in the future?​
IETM Satellite Wales deepened some of the conversations started during our plenaries in Brussels and Porto around the theme of working outside of the big centres and in rural areas. This report summarises the discussions held during the meeting on the plurality of the concepts of rural, identity, territory, and culture, and brings concrete case studies on inspiring arts projects taking place in rural areas.
This mapping offers a in depth overview of the performing arts scene in Germany – its historical foundations which still dominate today’s structure, the key players in the contemporary field, the relevant festivals and venues, and current trends.
“We are not producing artists; we are creating leaders in society," said Juliano Mer Khamis, the leader of Freedom Theatre who was assassinated seven years ago. Freedom Theater reopend its theatre school, working alongside ASHTAR Theatre and Al Rowwad, to bring perspective in the lives of many young people in Palestine, a country with a high percentage of youngsters and an even higher percentage of unemployment.
Through conversation between Senator Dr. Klaus Lederer and artist-advocate Christophe Knoch, Friederike Landau explores how political decision-makers and artist-activists can work together to create meaningful change for the independent theatre scene in Berlin.
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.
Our newest Toolkit builds on the discussions on advocacy held at IETM meetings since 2008 and on concrete actions carried out by IETM members in different countries. The publication summarises the key elements of advocacy, presents some inspiring practical cases from different countries, and offers links to practical resources - all freely available online - to develop a thorough advocacy action

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