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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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Commissioned in the framework of IETM Rijeka Plenary Meeting 2019 , this mapping provides an overview of the performing arts scene in Croatia: current characteristics, challenges and trends as well as a historical context of Croatian theatre.
Goran Tomka looks at what audience development is, the phenomenon of an implied or implicit audience, decolonizing institutions and more.
©Illias Teirlinck
According to Bruno Latour, the defining cultural-political issue of our time is not the struggle between the Left and the Right, but that between the Local and the Global attractor.
© Image credits: “Inaugural Broadband Platform meeting” by European Committee of the Regions
Mariya Gabriel’s wide portfolio, as well as the lack of reference to ‘culture’ as part of its title, has brought some confusion regarding what is to be expected for.
Dr David Stevenson talks about audience diversification, confronts the dominant hierarchy of cultural activities, and looks to create space for valuing everyone's chosen cultural experiences the same way.
Nevenka Koprivsek puts forward her opinion on what defines the relation between the artist and the spectator while challenging some of the most common concepts around audiences and providing insight into the reality of working in the Balkan region.
Olafur Eliasson’s ‘Ice Watch’ outside Tate Modern in London in December 2018 © Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images
With its calendar of international fairs, the art world has a serious carbon footprint. Simply ‘raising awareness’ is no longer enough.
In this analysis of Australia’s public arts funding, David Pledger correlates the conditions of the small-medium and independent sector with one of the country’s principal river systems.
Climate despair can be stifling for artists or anyone who doesn’t feel like they are doing ‘enough' to impact change. Here’s what creatives can do to fight the climate crisis and find meaning in your work.
This report is a foresight scenario-based study which assesses the way the European CCS are already affected and could be affected in the future by economic, social, political or technologic changes. The first part of the study analyses the state-of-play, while the second part advances a prospective analysis grounded on scenarios with different degrees of probability on the future of CCS and tested through consultation with a wide range of stakeholders.

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