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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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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.
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.
Los emprendedores creativos y gestores culturales en distintas geografías y sectores de las industrias creativas hacen frente al reto de obtener financiación para desarrollar sus proyectos. El Crowdfunding o financiación colectiva ofrece una alternativa viable a la financiación tanto para emprendedores como para ONGs.
For the Goethe-Institut as the initiator of cultural programmes, sustainability and resource management in cultural work is an important issue. With its collection of strategies and tools, the Inspirador is a useful collection of ideas for sustainable cultural management.
A platform promoted by Bússola, Outdoor Arts Portugal invests in reinforcing international acknowledgement of the Portuguese street arts and contemporary circus sector. It does this by developing events involving promotion and communication, the skill development and the international visibility of Portuguese artists and, yet, monitoring, investigation and documentation.
The points are presented on behalf of the performing arts sector. Elaborated by IETM and co-signed by Circostrada, EDN, ETC and In-situ.
In a first-of-its-kind report assessing the global state of artistic freedom, Freemuse warns of the emergence of a new global culture of silencing others, where artistic expression is being shut down in every corner of the globe, including in the traditionally democratic West.
How is performing art inspired, produced and experienced in the peripheries of mainland Europe? What challenges and opportunities does geographical remoteness bring? What is the role of networks, like IETM, for the “peripheral” arts communities? This IETM Porto session showcased some examples from Portugal, Slovenia, Norway and Lithuania.
This IETM Porto workshop tried to articulate the challenges that art professionals in different countries face when making and touring their work, with the aim of identifying key factors for creating greater equity and mutual understanding. The workshop also looked at the different ways art markets function across countries, different opportunities, constraints, regulations that come along, and the concept of an art market itself.

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