All themes

"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.

HowlRound—Twitter Plays: When Theatre Connects with Reality
Vijay MATHEW
"Though it may not seem obvious at first, social media and theatre have a lot in common. Both are communal experiences based on a give-and-take relationship, in which one person is performer while the other is spectator."—Theatremaker Jeremy Gable.
HowlRound: "Theatre in a Mobile World: Critiquing Convention and Calling for Innovation"
Vijay MATHEW
"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
Vijay MATHEW
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.
Vijay MATHEW
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.
Vijay MATHEW
Playwright Lia Romeo discusses the innovative approaches two theatre companies have taken to incorporate technology into the audience experience of her play Connected.
Fernando BITTEN...
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.
Elena POLIVTSEVA
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.
Fernando BITTEN...
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.
Elena POLIVTSEVA
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.
Katherine HEID
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.

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