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While in some parts of Europe the arts are trapped by market reality and squeezed by restless demands for economic surplus, in others, creative freedom is guzzled by political agendas and suffocated by the presence of the state in the arts.

Liberalism, freedom, public support, state interference; are these notions - being on our tongue every now and then - perceived in the same way in different historical, economic and social contexts?  This section gives us an insight into the various paradigms, challenges and aspirations prevailing in different parts of the globe.

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This fourth episode of the Rewiring the network for the twenties series evaluates the results of our most recent survey and the promising aspects of our current practices.
While we were supposed to all be in Northern Norway for our Spring Plenary Meeting, our long-time member Pippa Bailey writes about her imagined trip to Tromsø.
This third episode of the Rewiring the network for the twenties series evaluates the results of our most recent survey and maps the concerns withen our sector.
The second episode of the series flashes back to past achievements of IETM since its misty origins in the early eighties, until now, and the conditions for the success.
Butterfly going through metamorphosis
Artists around the world are struggling to keep up with the financial hits that COVID-19 has brought. In Australia, only 1/37 th of the Australian Council for the Arts budget is being put towards a Resilience Fund. David Pledger, however, says this is not enough. The time is now to step up and reshape the arts funding landscape.
In response to the current COVID-19 crisis, ISACS circulated a survey among their members to ascertain the impact of same on their livelihoods.
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).

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