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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.

Elena DI FEDERICO
This Advocacy and Networking Toolkit provides information on what networking, advocacy and lobbying for the arts is actually all about, with examples of how collaboration can positively and professionally draw attention to these issues that concern artists and cultural workers. While it is rooted in Arterial Network's pan-African experiene, it provides lots of practical tips that can be adapted to other contexts.
Joris JANSSENS
How do you lead a cultural institution, in a context in which populist politicians have acquired a powerful position? During the last 15 years, quite some European performing arts professionals have gained experience in this. Their stories were shared during the IETM Brussels Plenary Meeting on November 25th in La Raffinerie in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek.
Fernando BITTEN...
History can be a contentious subject, especially when it comes to determining how and what we remember. That’s especially true in Argentina, which is still trying to come to terms with the legacy of its period of military rule in the 1970s and 80s, which resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of citizens.
Sylvia BOTELLA
Sylvia Botella interroge le sociologue Éric Fassin sur son point de vue sur le lien entre la sociologie, les arts du spectacle et la politique à l'ère du populisme.
Sylvia BOTELLA
Sylvia Botella interviews sociologist Éric Fassin about his views on the connection between sociology, the performing arts, and politics in the age of populism.
Sina SABERI
In a story rarely told before, this is an invitation to discover a different and surprising Iran, and to experience its dynamic art scene. Most art forms in Iran are closely monitored and artists have to perform discretely, staging shows in caves, private art galleries or isolated fields where officials won’t see them.
Fernando BITTEN...
This report has been written with the aim of investigating and documenting how the State of Emergency (SOE) measures introduced after the July 15, 2016 coup attempt in Turkey have affected the country’s culture and art worlds.
Veem Huis voor Performance - Amsterdam
Elena DI FEDERICO
Fair practice refers to a better labour market position for artists and fair business practices on the part of commissioning clients. The Dutch Fair Practice Code was drawn up jointly by makers, employers, trade unions, professional groups and other partners in the creative and cultural sectors, following a report by the Netherlands’ Council for Culture and Social and Economic Council. The draft version of the Code is now available also in English.
Fernando BITTEN...
The current paper presents those processes which characterizes the appointment of a leadership of Hungarian cultural institutions. Public theaters, performing arts institutions and independent theaters stay in the focus of the paper.
Fernando BITTEN...
In this article, I attempt to indicate the productive function of censorship based on examples of recent restrictions of creative freedom in Poland, understood as elements of a new political order.

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