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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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In the theatre world, the desire to reach new audiences is important not only as a monetary venture, but also as a way to experiment with new ways of doing and defining theatre. Cultivating new audiences is usually part of the mission statement of any theatre, troupe, or individual artist.
“We need the ability to create ideas that in advance are thought to match the many narrative tools we shall use digitally and socially.” Steffen Hjaltelin, Danish advertising guru and director, Hjaltelin Stahl
This is an excerpt of On Assignment, education writer Theresa Harrington's blog on Contra Costa County schools.
Comment les arts peuvent saisir les opportunités offertes par les nouvelles technologies, sans pour autant compromettre la créativité ni céder à l'agenda néolibéral et aux intérêts économiques privés ? Une opératrice culturelle et une experte de surveillance en ligne engagent un dialogue pétillant sur le potentiel et les risques liés aux nouvelles technologies et aux réseaux sociaux. Elles proposent également des alternatives aux tendances actuelles. Lisez l'article en français , en anglais ou dans sa version originale bilingue (anglais-français) !
How can the arts embrace the changes triggered by the new technologies without compromising on creativity nor ignoring the neoliberal agendas and private economic interests lurking behind innovation? A cultural operator and an expert of online surveillance engage in a lively dialogue about the potential and the risks of new technologies and social media - and about existing alternatives to the current trends. Enjoy the article in English , in French or in its original bilingual version (English - French)!

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