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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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Cultural institutions and organisations across Europe have enacted many forms of engagement, from co-creation processes (such as community art, immersive theatre, site-specific approaches) to actual forms of co-programming. In this scenario, the notion of active spectatorship introduces a new perspective.
To what extent is international cooperation structured by cultural identity or, on the contrary, does it build bridges between cultures? What decides the methods, the topics and structures involved in intercultural dialogue? How does cultural diplomacy and international cultural cooperation create equity and mutual understanding? These questions were at the heart IETM Munich session Postcolonial minefields.
During the first week of December 2018, IETM Caravan brought 36 participants to the State of Palestine. For most of them it is their first visit to this state without autonomy in its ever shrinking territory.
Andrea Kovich talks about the importance of disability representation on Seattle's stages and Sound Theatre Company's recent work in that area.
Royal Opera House’s Swan Lake at DAGFEST 2018, Creative Barking and Dagenham Photo:  Jimmy Lee Photography
“It’s not somebody coming in to tell us we’re so uneducated we need to draw pictures!” – the words of a Made in Corby participant. Yes, that old chestnut again. Seems we’ve still not cracked it. Yes, there are some individual organisations doing great work, and yes there have been some well considered funding initiatives, but the overall pattern of who engages with arts and culture in England is still stubbornly stuck.
I’ve noticed a troubling trend in the world of transgender theatre. When I hear about a show with a trans character, even starring a trans actor, I rush to see it, wondering, What new frontiers of gender and identity will we be exploring tonight? And, almost very time, the answer is: None.
Culture, sports, and social policy have all been folded into a new "ministry of citizenship."
The cynical lesson learned: once lost, the added value of municipal support is undeniable....
There has been a growing interest in the role played by cultural activities in local development. When major traditional industries declined or disappeared at the end of the last century, cultural tourism and creative industries have been recognised as both a heritage and a lever for future development.
Departing from the current political, economic, humanitarian, and environmental crises of Europe, this session at IETM Munich gathered ideas to revive democracy and the European project, while rejecting ultra-nationalist parties that demand separation from the European Union and seek to return to a mythical notion of the nation-state, as well as the political-economical functionary elite that has used the EU for its austerity politics.

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