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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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HowlRound: "Theatre in a Mobile World: Critiquing Convention and Calling for Innovation"
"As theatre artists, we must tap into the potential of mobile platforms to extend the qualities of our art that differentiate it from other art forms as increasingly, more and more individuals see digital space as the home of their truest selves."—Kyle A. Thomas
HowlRound Blog Series: "Media Design in Performance" by Daniel Fine
This HowlRound series of 8 blog posts by designer Daniel Fine offers a multi-disciplinary approach to achieve the best practices for collaboration in the creative and production process of incorporating digital media into live performance.
The Ford Foundation hosted Beyond the Hashtag, a conversation on using art and technology to combat the criminalization of our communities . The event livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on 15 September 2015 included performances and discussions with leading artist-activists whose powerful work calls for the safety, well-being and self-determination of LGBTQI and multiracial communities.
Playwright Lia Romeo discusses the innovative approaches two theatre companies have taken to incorporate technology into the audience experience of her play Connected.
This report looks at the innovative instruments which can facilitate access to finance for the cultural and creative sectors. Such instruments need to be part of well-functioning and efficient financial ecosystems.
Freedom of expression is essential to the arts. But the laws and practices that protect and nurture free expression are often poorly understood both by practitioners and by those enforcing the law.
Managing art projects with societal impact is about creating and managing the power of art projects to change individuals and societies. This book offers insights, tools and case studies to explain how to influences and to raise your own reflections and new questions.
Cultural producers adopt different strategies to cope with the effects of the great recession and differentiate the sources of their funds. Looking at a sample of cultural operators in Catania (Italy), the multi-product choice and the network-based co-opetitive solutions are examined to offer some policy suggestions.
The decision of UK citizens – to stay or leave the EU – will affect the cultural life of future generations all across the continent. So how do European citizens hope they will vote? Katherine Heid shares her perspective.
Indian director and activist Usha Ganguly said theatre depicts reality better than any other medium of entertainment and was founded on the principles of promoting tolerance and peace in societies. “It is still doing its job … promoting peace and love between the Indian and Pakistani people,” she added. “When we say artists are ambassadors of countries, we mean exactly this.” She urged the Indian and Pakistani governments to relax visa policies in this regard.

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