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.

OliviaS
From the workshop Production Houses vs Compagnies – IETM Budapest – Friday 6 nov. 2015
Anonymous
The Middle East Institute co-hosted a panel discussion exploring the value and impact of the arts in conflict zones. The panel was organized with the Media Lounge at the College Art Association's annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
fbittencourt
This report notes that that while some progress has been made in embedding diversity across the arts and culture sector, there is more to do.
Marta
The concept of “engagement” in the arts is a tricky, slippery subject with a lot of room for miscommunication. At its most basic, engagement events are ones that allow people not just to be a passive consumer of the arts, but to engage in arts making.
Elena DI FEDERICO
'The unity that has been demonstrated by the theatre sector is resonating elsewhere... 2016 can be a year of seismic change for women in our country if we, men and women, continue to join our feminist voices together across sectors and across all areas of society'.
Elenq
Ook in de cultuursector blijft ‘duurzaamheid’ een woord dat velen vaker bepleiten dan echt belijden. Mochten we dat discours nu eens hard maken met een fair practice-label voor duurzame cultuurorganisaties, op basis van hun eerlijke arbeidsvoorwaarden voor losse kunstenaars? En niet van bovenuit, maar van onderop. Het is trouwens al bezig: internationaal, maar ook in België. Voor je het weet, komt er een vakbond van kunstenaars van … image© Vincent Lynen
Elena DI FEDERICO
Ai closed his exhibition Ruptures at Denmark’s Faurschou Foundation Copenhagen, in protest at a new law that allows Danish authorities to seize valuables from asylum seekers. “The way I can protest is that I can withdraw my works from that country. It is very simple, very symbolic – I cannot co-exist, I cannot stand in front of these people, and see these policies. It is a personal act, very simple; an artist trying not just to watch events but to act, and I made this decision spontaneously.”
Anonymous
He had gone “from being an artist who makes things, to being an artist who makes things happen.” Is political art becoming a restrictive term?
Elenq
There is growing international interest in the potential of the cultural and creative industries to drive sustainable development and create inclusive job opportunities. An indication of this is a recent set of UNESCO guidelines on how to measure and compile statistics about the economic contribution of the cultural industries. But should this be the only reason for funding arts and culture? Cultural industries can be defined as those whose major outputs have some symbolic value – such as fine arts, film and craft – but also possibly including jewellery design, publishing and fashion...
Mihail Buzov
"Accommodations for most performers with disabilities come in the form of renovations to a physical structure. Accommodations for people with invisible disabilities require a change to an internal people structure." Source: HowlRound

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