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While in some parts of Europe the arts are trapped by market reality and squeezed by restless demands for economic surplus, in others, creative freedom is guzzled by political agendas and suffocated by the presence of the state in the arts.

Liberalism, freedom, public support, state interference; are these notions - being on our tongue every now and then - perceived in the same way in different historical, economic and social contexts?  This section gives us an insight into the various paradigms, challenges and aspirations prevailing in different parts of the globe.

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This mapping offers an overview of the contemporary performing arts scene in Portugal - key players, relevant venues, current trends - and seeks to capture a snapshot of the situation today, in the middle of important structural changes to the public funding system.
If you’re an American playwright and interested in having your play produced in Russia then a working knowledge of the Russian Theatre Union and the Russian Federation might be a pre-requisite. You must never forget that everything in Russia is political and their entire political system revolves around Russian President Vladimir Putin.
27 healthcare providers in the North West of England have committed to developing a cultural prescription plan for new and expectant mothers to give children the “best start” in life.
Luísa Roubaud reflete sobre a história da dança portuguesa.
Luísa Roubaud reflects on the history of Portuguese dance.
Os resultados provisórios das candidaturas ao apoio da Direção-Geral das Artes (DGArtes) geraram a indignação dos profissionais do setor, sobretudo do teatro. Mas, afinal, o que é que está em causa?
Ana Dinger explores theatre as a “place of listening” through the work of Mónica Calle and Rui Catalão.
Maria Vlachou, directrice exécutive de Acesso Cultura | Access Culture, une association à but non lucratif qui vise à promouvoir l'accès à la participation culturelle au Portugal, écrit à propos du travail réalisé dans le pays afin d'abattre les obstacles structurels et géographiques qui s'opposent aux arts et à la culture.
Maria Vlachou, Executive Director of Acesso Cultura | Access Culture, a not-for-profit that promotes access to cultural participation in Portugal, writes about work being done in the country to break down structural and geographical barriers to arts and culture.
The art practitioners, art aficionados, cultural journalists and – above all – the regular audience members of Egypt are really spoilt for choice when it comes to the contemporary arts scene, both in Cairo and Alexandria, and in several other cities. Even within the contemporary performing arts, there are countless events, formats, genres and colours,and a great deal of passion and dynamism on the part of practitioners.

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