IETM Athens 2013 – Tomorrow logo
Date
Thursday 17 October 2013 to Sunday 20 October 2013
Location
Technopolis, Athens

We’re delighted to partner with IETM (International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts), which is hosting its annual Plenary Meeting in Athens for the first time.

More than 500 artists and performing arts professionals from all over Europe are expected to come to Athens to meet Greek artists and other professionals and explore together what ‘Tomorrow’ holds for the performing arts sector.

IETM’s plenary meeting will cover a wide range of issues that relate to a variety of performing arts as well as various policy and management issues (i.e. funding, audience development, mobility, residencies etc).

In particular, in collaboration with the IETM, we have co-curated three working sessions to respond to urgent issues facing the performing arts sector in Greece and beyond. Each session is designed to produce a concrete result: recommendations for both IETM delegates and (Greek) decision makers, which will be presented during the course of the meeting.

Let’s Design a Future 1: Cultural policy as we'd love it – Arguments and structures we need for a sound cultural policy

For many of us, cultural policy was taken for granted as a part of public policy making until changes such as drastic subsidy cuts made us realise that we can’t just sit back and watch. For others, cultural policy has always been a solo enterprise of entering the right circles and having the right contacts. So what are the core values of a sound cultural policy? Can we imagine standards that could apply to policy making at a European, national and local level? What structures should we create that could be an inspiration or a watchdog for cultural policy? How can we help our politicians 'sell' the need for cultural policy within their electorate?

Speakers

Moderator

When Friday 18 October 2013, 12.30–14.30
Where Technopolis (Amphitheatre)
100 Pireos Street
118 54 Athens

Let’s Design a Future 2: Co-operation is the key, but where to start and how to sustain it? New models of self-organisation

When existing structures collapse, become corrupt, or fail to serve their purpose, we realise the need to organise ourselves in order to effect much needed change: to speak with one voice and be heard; to create, present and produce a civil movement, a performance, a touring scheme; or to hold an IETM meeting. In this session, we'll talk about changing structures and circumstances, self-organisation, sharing of resources, ideas and information, and co-funding and co-supporting as an alternative to branding and competition.

Speakers

Moderator

When Friday 18 October 2013, 15.30–18.00
Where Technopolis (Amphitheatre)
100 Pireos Street
118 54 Athens

Let’s Design a Future 3: Building support or raising money? Ideas on how to make performing arts sustainable when governments withdraw

For contemporary performing arts, it’s hard to catch the eye of a major sponsor and crowdfunding can be a hit or miss. With their high personnel investment, ephemerality, and resistance to reproduction, performing arts can be a hard sell for those lacking priority in culture. On the other hand, our strength is in our relationships with those touched by the works we present: our audiences and the communities we work in. How can we utilise these relationships and bring them forward as a way to highlight the impact of our work when dealing with our funders and ambassadors? This working group is about creating ownership, participation, inclusion and a feeling of belonging as a tool for financing your creative endeavours.

With the support of the Institut Français in the framework of the TEATROSKOP programme

Speakers

Moderator

When Saturday, 19 October 2013, 10.00–12.00
Where Technopolis (Amphitheatre)
100 Pireos Street
118 54 Athens

Information

For further information, please contact:

British Council Irini Vouzelakou, Partnerships & Cultural Programmes Manager
Irini.Vouzelakou@britishcouncil.gr &  210 369 2337
Busart Kelly Diapouli, Busart – IETM Athens Co-ordinator
kdiapouli@yahoo.gr & 210 571 0275

Further information & registration

www.ietm.org/en/ietm-athens-plenary-meeting-2013
www.busart.org/2013/09/08/register-now-for-ietm-athens-2013
www.facebook.com/IetmAthens2013DiethnesSynanteseParastatikonTechnon
www.facebook.com/events/162265927305007
www.facebook.com/events/582912691753780
http://issuu.com/busart/docs/tomorrow_ietm_athens (Programme)