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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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Taking as its starting point the Nordic cultural policy debates surrounding audience development, which concentrate either on reaching out to new target groups or on artistic quality, this article suggests that the focus on the audience’s experience of theatre performances has thus far been underdeveloped.
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How Steppenwolf Theatre Company is turning singlie-ticket buyers into repeat visitors. by Bob Harlow, Thomas Alfieri,Aaron Dalton, and Anne Field
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After collecting more than 100,000 survey responses, Leo Sharrock and Helen Palmer can reveal the main reason people attend the arts.
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This post is part of a series explores what it's like for an artist to have an entrepreneurial mindset, and all of the different challenges that can come with it.
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Despite decades of investment in audience development and the current enthusiasm for all things data, arts organisations still aren’t getting it, says Michael Nabarro.
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Since the 2011–2012 season, Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis has practiced Radical Hospitality, providing no-cost access to all mainstage productions for any audience member.
Dr. Jane Chu
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The Wallace Foundation announced a $40 million arts initiative, which will provide funding for approximately 25 arts organizations over six years to build and maintain audiences.
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A guide to building a balanced, sustainable artistic life. Don't starve. Make art.
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Nearly 60% of theatre and dance organisations claim to have benefited financially from being more environmentally friendly, according to a new survey.
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Ah, “sustainable.” It is a buzzword of the moment, showing up in discussions ranging from the environment, manufacturing, agriculture… even the arts. Of course, everyone wants to be sustainable, thinking that they, their product, or their service will stand the test of time and last forever. I’d like this willful misuse of the term to stop—particularly among arts organizations.

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