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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 first episode of the Rewiring the network for the twenties series brings an in-depth introduction to the journey ahead of us and explains the methodology we will follow.
This report summarises the key findings of the survey we have circulated among our members to get a grip on how the COVID-19 crisis has affected them so far.
'Meisje met mondmasker', ©Rene Jacobs / Art Jacobs
‘I have no income. Zero. Zilch’. This cry of distress from a singer-cabaret artist is by no means the only one among the 425 responses that have already reached the digital hotline of Belgian artists’ platform State of the Arts.
©Albert Dobrin
Cultural sector in Romania has been severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Early March, cultural organisations started to postpone their events (exhibitions, music concerts, film festivals, workshops, masterclasses, theatre plays).
Angela Merkel and Monika Grütters. Photo: Christian Marquardt/Getty Images.
The German federal government is stepping in with a sweeping aid package for the country’s creative and cultural sectors. The staggering €50 billion ($54 billion) in backing comes less than two weeks since Germany first made its promise of support.
The arts sector needs to play its part in dealing with the significant changes that have occurred in our climate. For artists it is to imagine new futures that accommodate all of society; for institutions it is to divest themselves of board, sponsorship and partnership arrangements with fossil-fuel producers. The two are interlinked.
Commissioned in the framework of IETM Rijeka Plenary Meeting 2019 , this mapping aims to serve as an introduction to the complex and rich contemporary performing arts scene of Croatia. It brings key information on the historical foundations of the sector and highlights some of the key players of today's contemporary scene.
With the Arts disappearing as a Federal Government department title, David Pledger looks around the world to see how other nations value their culture and finds some lessons for Australia.
This IETM Rijeka report explores the intersection between art and activism, focusing on increasing the political effectiveness of artistic action.
In this analysis of Australia’s public arts funding, David Pledger correlates the conditions of the small-medium and independent sector with one of the country’s principal river systems.

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