Tous thèmes

Les « thèmes » sont un flux de ressources générées ou créés par le personnel de l’IETM et par nos membres. Les sujets mis en avant nous semblent actuellement essentiels pour le secteur des arts du spectacle : la relation avec le public, les politiques culturelles de l'UE, la diversité et l’intégration, la durabilité du secteur, la valeur des arts dans la société, et les divers paradigmes, défis et aspirations qui sont vécus aux quatre coins du monde.

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Making sense of audience engagement walks a very fine line between usability and depth and manages to be both critical and practical. It is a valuable insight into a range of US based audience engagement practices. Unlike many audience development publications, this one is based on a clear definition of what it means to be engaged in an artistic experience and offers valuable and usable models for thinking and working on creating memorable artistic experiences.
Public policies and practices for access
Developed through Open method of Coordination (OMC) among EU member states, this report sets as its goal to make an overview of policies and good practices for widening the access to culture implemented by public cultural institutions and policy-makers all over EU. Although it is not performance arts specific, it is a good place to go for an overview and idea-seeking. It is however not flawless due to its somewhat restricted view on culture and participation to institutionalised cultural life.
Over the course of the XX century, spactatorship has fell from grace of critical thinkers. As it became interlocked with passivity, spectatorship has come to be viewed as a remnant of old, hierarchical, mindless days of thetrical practices. In his famous lecture turned article turned book, Ranciere emancipates spectator, claiming that such a dominant view on spectatorship is itself discriminatory - there is much more going on in the head of a seemingly passive spectator that we usually come to think. And this is no news for anyone, we all are thoughtful yet often in the position of spectators...
Kawashima - Beyond attenders
Nobuko Kawashima's research paper is one of the first (and best) critical studies into audience development in policy and practice. In 2000, before audience development has swept the plains of all European cultural policies, Kawashima questioned assumptions, expectations and realities of policy on audience development. Namely, she claimed that there is an assumption that participation in cultural activities is good for everyone and desired by all, and that cultural participation is only a matter of certain removable barriers. However, as she formulates it: "such an idealistic view of culture...
"I believe pursuing a career in the Arts is an act of rebellion; a rebellion against fear, imposed social norms, disappointing family or other people expectations or financial uncertainty."
I think the fact that I’m a trans person who has played cis [short for cisgender, or not transgender] characters invalidates a lot of biases that have kept trans people from being cast. Just like some people believe that gay or lesbian actors can’t play straight actors, there is a similar bias that trans people can’t play cis.
A study of “Fair Working Conditions in the Performing Arts and Music?” was published recently. Maximilian Norz of the artists’ initiative called “art but fair” in collaboration with the Hans Böckler Foundation and the Cultural Policy Association (of Germany) has researched working conditions for creative artists in the German speaking countries of Europe. The answers provided in the questionnaire show that artists have no choice but to accept certain bad conditions in their work, claims the joint press release of the Hans Böckler Foundation and “art but fair”. 79% of those asked regard their...
Data suggest that some types of cultural organizations are perceived as more welcoming than others. Here’s how we could do better.
Article d'ANNICK BUREAUD, spécialiste du Bio Art, dans le prochain MCD : " La France ne dispose pas, ou pas encore, d’un lieu emblématique arts-sciences, mais, comme partout, les initiatives fleurissent : du soutien à la création, à la monstration, en passant par la formation et la recherche, durables ou éphémères, portées par des institutions de taille et de nature diverses, initiées par toutes sortes de gens (artistes, scientifiques, acteurs culturels), parfois relabellisant simplement du bon vieil art numérique ou flirtant avec l’ingénierie. En bref, l’art-science devient tendance. Je...
Only ten percent of art school graduates make a living from their artwork. Why should this be such a pipe dream? Artists should stop trying to win the game, and start trying to change the game.

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