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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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This first episode of the Rewiring the network for the twenties series brings an in-depth introduction to the journey ahead of us and explains the methodology we will follow.
This report summarises the key findings of the survey we have circulated among our members to get a grip on how the COVID-19 crisis has affected them so far.
'Meisje met mondmasker', ©Rene Jacobs / Art Jacobs
‘I have no income. Zero. Zilch’. This cry of distress from a singer-cabaret artist is by no means the only one among the 425 responses that have already reached the digital hotline of Belgian artists’ platform State of the Arts.
©Albert Dobrin
Cultural sector in Romania has been severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Early March, cultural organisations started to postpone their events (exhibitions, music concerts, film festivals, workshops, masterclasses, theatre plays).
Angela Merkel and Monika Grütters. Photo: Christian Marquardt/Getty Images.
The German federal government is stepping in with a sweeping aid package for the country’s creative and cultural sectors. The staggering €50 billion ($54 billion) in backing comes less than two weeks since Germany first made its promise of support.
Tracy C. Davis talks to instructors at Northwestern University about how they are preparing to teach acting and dance—quintessentially embodied forms dependent on human-to-human observation and whole-body involvement—online.
Working towards raising awareness of the barriers that disabled artists and audiences continue to face when accessing Europe’s cultural institutions, this report heralds a clear call to policymakers and funders to seriously reduce the cultural exclusion of disabled people.
The Performing Artist’s Audience Workbook guides artists into deeper levels of understanding and consideration around the audience experience of their work.
The arts sector needs to play its part in dealing with the significant changes that have occurred in our climate. For artists it is to imagine new futures that accommodate all of society; for institutions it is to divest themselves of board, sponsorship and partnership arrangements with fossil-fuel producers. The two are interlinked.
Commissioned in the framework of IETM Rijeka Plenary Meeting 2019 , this mapping aims to serve as an introduction to the complex and rich contemporary performing arts scene of Croatia. It brings key information on the historical foundations of the sector and highlights some of the key players of today's contemporary scene.

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