New IETM toolkit “Life off-stage - Survival guide for creative arts professionals”


Our newest publication Life off-stage - Survival guide for creative arts professionals, provides tips and resources that can help professionals of the performing arts field to better navigate into the sector’s practical, technical, political and ethical challenges. The toolkit is produced in collaboration with FIA - the International Federation of Actors and UNI MEI - the global union in the media, entertainment, and arts.

Together, the three organisations have listened to the questions most frequently asked by professionals in the sector; the author, Matina Magkou, has gathered comprehensive replies, aiming to signpost the most relevant resources. The guide is written in practical, accessible language, based on sound theoretical knowledge combined with practical experience of the field.

Life off-stage covers a wide variety of topics, from administrative issues and taxation / social security challenges to dealing with anti-discrimination or environmental responsibility in the performing arts sector. It provides links to useful research, toolkits and background material for each of the questions and gives information on projects and initiatives in different European countries that can serve as inspiration as well.

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