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"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.

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Nevenka Koprivsek puts forward her opinion on what defines the relation between the artist and the spectator while challenging some of the most common concepts around audiences and providing insight into the reality of working in the Balkan region.
Olafur Eliasson’s ‘Ice Watch’ outside Tate Modern in London in December 2018 © Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images
With its calendar of international fairs, the art world has a serious carbon footprint. Simply ‘raising awareness’ is no longer enough.
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.
Climate despair can be stifling for artists or anyone who doesn’t feel like they are doing ‘enough' to impact change. Here’s what creatives can do to fight the climate crisis and find meaning in your work.
This report is a foresight scenario-based study which assesses the way the European CCS are already affected and could be affected in the future by economic, social, political or technologic changes. The first part of the study analyses the state-of-play, while the second part advances a prospective analysis grounded on scenarios with different degrees of probability on the future of CCS and tested through consultation with a wide range of stakeholders.
Our Satellite meeting in Milan focused on language as a political and social concept and a backbone of accessibility in the arts, with a particular emphasis on the position of sign languages across the globe. This report provides an introduction to sign language culture, brings insights into the role of translation in revealing the reality of our exchanges and proposes key elements that define a language.
This Report illustrates the achievements of Creative Europe in 2018, in line with its mission to safeguard cultural diversity and strengthen the competitiveness of the cultural and creative sectors, in particular the audiovisual sector. In presenting the wide range of activities undertaken and the results achieved, the report shows the value of Creative Europe as a whole, which is greater than the sum of its individual parts.
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The new European Parliament has taken its shape, and David-Maria Sassoli was elected as the Parliament President. Mr Sassoli is a member of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats and of Partito Democratico (Italy).
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The EU’s Creative Europe programme made grants worth nearly €3.1 million to 11 UK-led applications this year, even though these projects would be thrown into disarray in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
A follow-up of our mapping " Creation and Displacement. ", this publication goes back to some of the projects engaging creatively with displacement.

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