A pink model figure with costume, part of the Exhibition “Zeur niet!” in Allard Pierson.
Exhibition “Zeur niet!” in Allard Pierson, Photo: David Hup.

Allard Pierson / Library of the University of Amsterdam

The Allard Pierson is the museum and knowledge institute for the heritage collections of the University of Amsterdam. Linking up the world of the university to society at large lies at the core of everything we do.

In the collecting area History of the performing arts music, drama, dance and circus are particularly well represented. A smaller section is devoted to cabaret, opera, operetta, musical, mime and puppetry. 


Allard Pierson / Library of the University of Amsterdam
Oude Turfmarkt 127-129, 1012 GC Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Bianca de Waal, Specialist Data Quality Performing Arts
E-Mail: B.deWaal@uva.nl



Four Exhibitions Panels with drawings or designs in the glassy floor of the Theatre Museum.
Exhibition of drawings by the stage designer Lothar Grund, Photo: Ólafur J. Engilbertsson.

Theatre Museum of Iceland

The Theatre Museum of Iceland was founded in 2003 as a volunteer organization. In 2019 the organization was restructured and most of its archive was moved to the National and University Library of Iceland and the National Museum of Iceland. The Theatre Museum has operated as a unit within the National Library since 2021. Currently, it manages more than 70 private and institutional archives connected to the performing arts in Iceland and has held two exhibitions, in 2022 and 2023. 


Theatre Museum of Iceland
Arngrímsgata 3, 107 Reykjavik, Iceland

Sigríður Jónsdóttir, Theatre Specialist
E-Mail: sigridur.jonsdottir@landsbokasafn.is



German Dance Award 2023, Barcamp, Photo: Eva Radünzel.

German Dance Association

The German Dance Association (Dachverband Tanz Deutschland, abbreviation DTD) has been working as a nationwide platform for artistic dance in Germany since 2006.

Founded out of the awareness of the active founding members that dance must speak with one voice in the political landscape of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Federal Association of Dance today acts as a federation of the outstanding associations and institutions for artistic dance in Germany – overarching aesthetic differences, different modes of production and specific professional fields in dance. 

The association develops position papers and concepts for the promotion of dance in Germany, it realizes campaigns and initiatives and implements them in its projects. Since 2016, it has been involved in nationwide funding programs and since 2018, the Association has been the sponsor and organizer of the prestigious German Dance Award (Deutscher Tanzpreis).


Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin, GER

Michael Freundt, Managing Director



German Dance Award 2023, Award Ceremony, Photo: Ursula Kaufmann.


The Macedonian Center ITI/PRODUKCIJA 2011 develops and performs international promotion of local domestic and Macedonian contemporary performing arts since 2011: theatre, opera/musical theater, dance, performance; international promotion via communication and exchange of information, education (drama colonies, workshops and lectures for visual dramaturgy, playwriting, creative producing), e-publishing  (e-Plays, theatre comics, theatre illustrations, utopian set designs, translated world plays, domestic contemporary play  in Macedonian and English language, theatre photo eBooks) and collaborative productions (short experimental films, video theater projects, video drama readings, video drama pitching).


Zdruzenie na umetnici Makedonski centar na Internacionalen teatarski institut/PRODUKCIJA (Macedonian Center of the ITI/PRODUKCIJA)
BUL. ASNOM – 20/2/28, 1000 Skopje, R. N. Macedonia

Ivanka Apostolova Baskar
E-Mail: macedoniancenterofiti@gmail.com; ivankaapostolova@gmail.com


Hallway of the National Institute of Music and Dance with heavy brwon doors and a chandelier on the ceiling.
Hallway of the National Institute of Music and Dance, Photo: Joanna Szczesniak.

National Institute of Music and Dance

The National Institute of Music and Dance (NIMiT) supports professional musicians, dancers, and artistic institutions in their mission. NIMiT operates as a state-run cultural institution and its activities encompass the development and professionalization of music and dance communities in Poland; music and dance education; development of infrastructure and scientific research; cultural education and fostering wide interest in music and dance; protection and promotion of cultural heritage in Poland and abroad. NIMiT also supports numerous activities to preserve, transmit, continue, and develop traditional culture and promotes the inclusion of artists with disabilities into the mainstream of culture and art.


National Institute of Music and Dance
Tamka 3 Street, 00-349 Warszawa, Poland

Mateusz Czekaj, Senior dance impresario specialist
E-Mail:mateusz.czekaj@nimit.pl, CC: nimit@nimit.pl



Amfiteater Symposium at the Slovenian Theatre Institute. Photo: Andrej Ovsec.

Slovenian Theatre Institute

The Slovenian Theatre Institute was founded in 2014 and is the legal successor of the National Theatre Museum of Slovenia, founded in 1952. The Institute is engaged in collecting, preserving, documenting, researching, examining, interpreting, promoting and presenting Slovenian theatre culture, its heritage and as contemporary theatre arts, both at national and international level.
The Institute organizes exhibitions and presents virtual exhibitions, publishes books from the theatre field, organizes various events (symposiums, round tables, lectures, etc.) and pedagogic activities, collaborates on main national theatre festivals, houses theatre performances, etc. 

The Slovenian Theatre Institute also edits the Repertoire – digital database of Slovenian professional, semi-professional and non-institutional theatre production since 1867 and the Slovene Drama in Translation web portal offering a number of translations of Slovene contemporary plays in English and other languages. The Institute as well co-publishes with the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television of the University of Ljubljana the scientific journal of performing arts theory Amfiteater.

The Slovenian Theatre Institute cooperates and connects with similar institutions in Slovenia and abroad and is participating in several international projects.


Slovenian Theatre Institute
Mestni trg 17, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Gašper Troha, PhD, Director
+386 1 241 58 10

Ana Perne, Head of Audio Collection and Video Archive
+386 1 241 58 08

Tea Rogelj, MA, Head of Iconotheque
+386 1 241 58 14

Mihael Čepeljnik, Project Manager
+ 386 1 241 58 12



A big table in the middle of a light room, on the walls high shelves with DVDs and VHs. A huge modern chandelier on the ceiling.
Media library of the ITI Germany, Photo: Henrike Hannemann.

ITI Germany

ITI Germany promotes mutual understanding of the freedom of artistic expression and the preservation and development of the cultural diversity of the performing arts. In cooperation with more than 90 ITI centres worldwide and with further cultural actors its range of tasks extends to information services, artists’ consulting and organization of discussion formats.

Its Media Library for Dance and Theatre (MTT) is one of the most extensive publicly accessible audiovisual documentation centres for the performing arts in Germany. MTT is an open space for discussion on artistic, cultural-political and technological developments in dance and theatre. With its digital platforms and digital projects the media library offers profound insights into artistic and cultural developments in the performing arts in detailed descriptions and thematically organised visual materials.


International Theatre Institute – German Centre (ITI)
Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin, GER

Dr. Thomas Engel, Director of ITI
E-Mail: th.engel@iti-germany.de

Christine Henniger, Head of Media Library for Dance and Theatre
E-Mail: c.henniger@iti-germany.de



Photo: Nisran Azouaghe.

Flanders Arts Institute

Flanders Arts Institute is the support centre for visual arts, performing arts and classical music in Flanders. It aims to be an inspiration, source of knowledge, data provider, fact-checker, facilitator and innovator.

The organisation collects, analyses and publishes data on the arts and policy by consulting with all parties concerned, an active involvement in the field and research into the artistic ecosystem.

It supports the development of artists and art organisations through knowledge sharing. It releases publications and presentations, organises information sessions and provides individual advice focused on the sustainable long-term development of the artistic practice.
Flanders Arts Institute supports internationalisation by organising visitor and exchange programmes and putting spotlights on Flanders abroad.


Flanders Arts Institute
Ravensteingalerij 38, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Tom Ruette, Head of Information and Data
E-Mail: tom.ruette@kunsten.be



Archive of the Theatre Institute, Photo: .

Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute

The Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute has been working since 1 July 2003. It documents, promotes and animates Polish theatrical life, moderates public debate on mod­ern Polish theatre and broadens the perspectives of the accompanying research by supporting research and education projects. It is home to the largest website devoted entirely to Polish theatre – www.e-teatr.pl; the only internet-based theatre TV in Poland – www.e-teatr.tv; and the PROSPERO online bookstore www.prospero.e-teatr.pl.

The Institute manages the largest collection of theatre paraphernalia in Poland. The Library owns 32,000 Polish and foreign books, theatre magazines and publications; the Theatre Documentation Department holds press cuttings, photographs, theatre bills and programmes etc, whereas over 2,000 digital recordings of performances, rehearsals, and documentaries dealing with Polish and international theatre are stored in the multimedia library, all these collections being available in the reading room. The Institute’s Gallery hosts temporary exhibitions related to theatre (also available online at the Virtual Gallery, www.e-teatr.pl). At 1 Jazdów Street there is also a fully-equipped theatre hall for organising theatre projects, conferences, meetings and lectures.

The Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute organises festivals and reviews, promoting interesting phenomena in Polish theatre, and also carries out educational and research projects. Moreover, it is a member of international organisations gathering European and global institutions of a similar nature (such as SIBMAS and ENICPA).


Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute
ul. Jazdów 1, 00-467 Warsaw, Poland

Jadwiga Majewska
E-Mail: jmajewska@instytut-teatralny.pl



Archival Resources at CDAEM: Audiovisuals, Photo: Daniel Alonso.

Centro de Documentación de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música (CDAEM)

CDAEM was created in 2019, after the merging of the Centro de Documentación Teatral and Centro de Documentación de Música y Danza. It is a public institution and a national reference in its field. 

The purpose of CDAEM is to support the access to documentation related to theatre, music, dance and circus in Spain. Our priority is documentation – acquisitions, processing, protection and public accessibility of collections and funds. Thus CDAEM supports the development of projects that improve the visibility of the musical and performing arts heritage in Spain. 

CDAEM makes a rigorous conservation work and at the same time introduces the necessary technological innovation to respond to the challenge of digitalisation and accessibility sought after by the users of the 21st century. We offer on-site and online services to our users (researchers, art professionals, educators and general citizens).


Centro de Documentación de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música (CDAEM)
c/ Alfonso XII, 3-5. 28014 Madrid, Spain

Marina Bollaín, Director
E-Mail: cdaem@inaem.cultura.gob.es