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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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This 37-page publication, written by Toni González-Escena Internacional, gathers all the necessary information so that organizations and artists of the performing arts and music can answer the key questions: what are we? what do we do? why do we do it? how do we do it? what we offer? and what is our trajectory and achievements? It also proposes techniques for these artists and organizations to write their own narrative and from it extract communication messages, slogans and keywords necessary for web pages and other communication supports. Furthermore, it contains multiple real-life examples...
Theatre is an art form that seeks to reflect and change society. As a Seattle-based dramaturg who identifies as a disabled artist, I recognize a glaring need for more disabled theatremakers in the industry—to enrich the theatrical landscape with diverse perspectives, challenge the norms, and encourage new ways of thinking.
The cultural democracy notion stemmed from the belief that many cultural traditions coexist and none should dominate over the others as the “official” or “high” culture. Another premise of cultural democracy is that everyone should be free to participate in cultural life.
In this paper co-signed by Circostrada, EDN, ETC and In-situ, we call on the European Institutions and the Member States to acknowledge the inherent power of the performing arts.
There is constant criticism of bodies who fund art. Artists often feel that they are speaking a different language to funders. This IETM Hull report features some concrete ideas on how funding systems could be better aligned with artists' needs.
This IETM Hull report highlights some voices reinforcing the urge to open up the art world for those who were not privileged to be part of it and to foster everyday creativity.
This IETM Hull report comments on what we can learn from situations of disagreement, what language to use when speaking on topics of diversity and how to acknowledge our own privileged position.
Carl(os) Roa offers thoughts on how organizations can create healthier workspaces, weaving in ideas from artists at Philadelphia Young Playwrights and Applied Mechanics.
This research report is written as part of a four-year collaboration project Creative Lenses. It highlights research findings on the use of business model concept in arts and cultural organisations. It also sheds light on the dynamics of business model change in the sector and the role of institutional logic in these processes.
Projecte Ingenu is an independent theatre company from Catalonia, Spain. The company’s vision resides in the idea of “slow theatre”.

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