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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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On day 3 of our Flanders Balkan Express meeting, sociologist Pascal Gielen was invited to talk about the role of art and culture in neoliberal and nationalist times. He introduces his talk as ‘the most depressive lecture I will ever give in my life’.
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Culture and Development: Beyond Neoliberal Reason book edited by Igor Stokfiszewski discusses the relationship between cultural practices and socio-economic development through analysing the results of research based on seminars, conferences and studies conducted at the Institute for Advanced Study in Warsaw from 2012 to 2016.
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The last few years have seen a dramatic growth of interest in international cultural relations (ICR) and cultural diplomacy (CD) at the EU level. This policy paper identifies some of the key opportunities and constraints in the advancement of ICR and CD in the interactive relationship between culture and foreign policy.
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At a recent ArtsFund luncheon, Keynote Steven J. Tepper highlighted the science and statistics behind the role of artistic minds in shaping our future. Dr. Tepper shared data showing that Nobel Prize winners are four times more likely to be musicians, 17 times more likely to be visual artists, and 22 times more likely to be performers than scientists who did not win the Nobel Prize.
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Dance Info Finland's campaign leaps over the border of two million people reached. The next step is to encourage people and businesses to donate dance tuitions to people who would not otherwise have a chance to enjoy the benefits of dance.
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Maija Karhunen is known as a writer and the editor in chief of Liikekieli.com, Finnish online magazine about dance art. She is also a dancer whose body doesn’t correspond to the normative expectations on stage. In August, she performed at the Tanz im August festival in Sanna Kekäläinen's piece.
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The European Alliance for Culture and Arts welcomes the opportunity to discuss the central role regions and cities play to address key challenges in future European policy making and cooperation between EU Member States.
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If Africa is the cradle of civilisation, it is also the birthplace of artistic exploration: this continent produced the rhythms and call-and-response that continue to shape the contemporary music landscape.
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IETM launches the mapping ‘Contemporary Performing Arts in Lebanon: an overview’, which provides an outline of the Lebanese contemporary performing arts field, with its main issues and key actors.
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Steven Hadley shares his concerns about the shift towards hyperinstrumentalisation in arts policy, which is giving precedence to wellbeing, educational and economic outcomes over cultural value.

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