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.

© Jana Gellinck
Elena POLIVTSEVA
Public condemnation, prohibition from working, repressions, prosecution, trial and imprisonment, forced exile, ban for travel, economic censorship are mechanisms through which authoritarian regimes silence free speech and artistic expression. This session presented the cases of censorship from Turkey, Poland, and Iran, which revealed the graveness of the situation today.
© Jana Gellinck
Elena POLIVTSEVA
This IETM Brussels session was an attempt to cast aside all the doubts, disbelief and frustrations regarding the EU’s cultural policy, and to take a courageous look into the further, deeper future. Panelists and participants allowed themselves to dream and envisage what should be the right place, role and resources for culture and the arts within the European project.
Elena POLIVTSEVA
Having followed the Commission’s high-level conference on the future MFF-framework on 8-9 January 2018 as well as discussions in the European Parliament, the European Alliance for Culture and the Arts calls on the European institutions and Members States to ensure substantial support for culture, the arts and heritage within the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).
Culture in sustainability : towards a transdisciplinary approach - book cover
Elena DI FEDERICO
This book is a compilation of the papers presented at the Final Conference of the COST Action Investigating Cultural Sustainability, that took place in Helsinki in May 2015. It presents several very different perspectives on how the idea of culture in sustainability was interpreted and approached, showing the diversity of the issues that have been discussed and need to be taken into account when talking about culture in sustainability.
Elena DI FEDERICO
Le livre présente la mission du Collège de la diversité, le travail effectué pendant une année par ses membres et les recommandations issues de leur réflexion. Il valorise les actions menées par le ministère de la Culture et de la Communication en faveur de la diversité dans le monde culturel.
Elena POLIVTSEVA
This website is the result of the EU project 360 Building Strategies for Communication in Contemporary Dance. It was created to assist you as a dance professional to develop your thinking, skills and practices in the area of communication with all key stakeholders in your career.
© Jana Gellinck
Elena POLIVTSEVA
This IETM Brussels session has explored the tensions between the artist as both a romantic outsider and an activist insider. Each panelist had an experience in engaging with civic movements: some from recent years, others – for decades, some on a local level, others on an international one.
Elena POLIVTSEVA
Through the professional experiences of five different arts professionals, from different continents, states, fields and practices, the IETM Brussels session "Relocalising Artistic Practices" tried to seek new opportunities to rethink the local outside the populist nationalistic paradigm and to reinvent the international without the unification of the globalised culture.
A gathering at Los Angeles's Kirk Douglas Theatre to dicuss the findings of the Triple Play study of new-play audiences. (Photo by Victoria Bailey)
Elena POLIVTSEVA
In the middle part of the last century, the nation’s big advertising firms started hiring behavioral experts with Ph.D.s in psychology under the assumption that advertising might be more effective if the firms knew something about what made consumers tick. While they may have been looking for concrete answers, what they found instead was that buyer behavior changes as fast as the tides.
Study visit in Dundee. © Culture for Cities and Regions
Elena POLIVTSEVA
Today, the analysis of global transformation rarely stresses the cultural dimension. It is rather focused on technology (digital networks, artificial intelligence, genetic manipulation, the Internet of Things for instance), climate change, population growth or economic sustainability. This shows a tendency to attribute historical development mainly to economic, technological, business and demographic factors – as if ideas, creations, institutions and culture played little role in major global change.

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