IETM is looking for a Secretary General

IETM – International network for contemporary performing arts – is inviting applications from an international field to fill the role of a new Secretary General. IETM is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. The Secretary General is the driving force of the network. He/she is responsible for developing the vision and strategies of the network, defined together with the Board of Directors. He/she is in charge of their implementation, in order to ensure for IETM to be responsive, forward-looking and relevant network for the contemporary performing arts in a global environment.  He/she represents IETM and engages in advocacy, and is also in charge of the management of the organisation. We are looking for candidates with a strong motivation and he/she is required to have: At least 15 years of experience in managing organisations from the field of art and culture, preferably in the performing arts, within an international context. An experience in managing intercultural teams would be an additional asset. An experience in working collaboratively with a diversity of partners; Good knowledge of international cultural policies; Skills for advocacy, including public presentations and writing; Experience in fundraising, including EU funded projects; An appetite for good team work across a flat structure; Ability to work under pressure and handle heavy workload Excellent written and spoken English. The knowledge of French or Dutch is an asset. This position starts from November 1st, 2018, with one month of transition period. This is a full time position based in the Brussels office, with a fixed term of five years that might be extended for a second term. The position requires periodic weekend work, and frequent international travels. The wage is fixed according to the Scale A of the Flemish salary scales for the performing arts sector (CAO PC 304). Recruitment process: Potential candidates are requested to send a motivation letter and CV to recruitment@ietm.org: Deadline: March 25th, 2018, noon CET; Candidates selected for interview will be noticed by April 6th, 2018; First round interviews will take place on April 25th or April 28th, 2018 in Porto (Portugal) during the IETM Plenary Meeting; Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on May 17th, 2018 in Brussels. IETM is willing to cover travel costs for the interviews, if needed. Both rounds of interviews will be held by a panel comprising members of the Board of Directors and the Secretariat Team. Find the full job description here....

Round Table Meeting 2016, Berlin 1-2 Nov

This year’s Round Table Meeting will take place in Berlin on the 1st-2nd of November. This time meeting will overlap with a meeting of the On-the-Move association. Once more the meeting will facilitate the exchange about our members’ projects and current developments. Please find in the programme the following topics for expert input and discussions: Recent projects and developments within the information and documentations centres How the institute support the artists – production, networking, funding, mobility Mapping the performing arts landscapes – how do we provide information for artists and the general public? Strengthen the discussion and network around the specific art form, specific needs and projects? and together with members of the on-the-move association we’ll discuss: (Mobility)-information systems: What is the state of the art regarding websites and consultations?   Information Programme (docx) Programme (pdf) Practical info (pdf) Hotels (pdf) Ibis Booking Form (pdf) Please register until Oct. 17th. by sending an email to our colleague Dorothea Lautenschlaeger –  d.lautenschlaeger@iti-germany.de If you intend to present an project or a contribution to the general themes – pls. send us the title and short description (1000 characters incl. space) – via email to d.lautenschlaeger@iti-germany.de We do look forward to welcome you in Berlin! With kindest regards, Dr. Thomas Engel – Director of the German Centre of the ITI Michael Freundt – Associate director of the German Centre of the ITI Dorothea Lautenschlaeger – Project coordinator...

PUBLICATION – Music Theatre in Flanders

The publication Perspective: Music Theatre aims to give an international audience an in-depth view of recent developments in the very diverse field of Flemish music theatre. The booklet starts with a landscape sketch by dramaturge Wannes Gyselinck that gives insight into the field’s organisation, historical developments, recent artistic trends and possible future developments. Following on this, you will find a series of interviews with a diverse array of artists, such as opera director Guy Joosten or composers Annelies Van Parys and Liesa Van der Aa. The publication also contains information on the most important producers, with a focus on a number of key projects with international potential. Flanders Arts Institute is thus responding to the growing demand from outside Belgium for good information on the work of Flemish performing artists and production houses for music theatre. You can download the publication here. Joris Blanckaert/Muzi a Zeny – Tips &Tricks © Philip Van Ootegem  ...

VTi (Vlaams Theater Instituut) becomes Flanders Arts Institute

Flanders Arts Institute is a new organisation that saw the light of day on 1 January 2015. Flanders Arts Institute serves the arts sector in Flanders and is a merger of VTi (Institute for the Performing Arts in Flanders), BAM (Flemish Institute for Visual, Audiovisual and Media Art) and Flanders Music Centre. Flanders Arts Institute is the new reference for all of your questions about art in Flanders. Our core functions include a focus on research, international activities, supporting the practice of art and policy support. We collect and distribute knowledge and expertise daily about and for the arts in Flanders, in an international context. The institute is the ideal contact point for foreign art professionals in search of information on the arts in Flanders. We can provide you with tailored information on relevant research, directions and trends in the Flemish arts sector, up-and-coming names and must-sees, visitors’ programmes … More details can be found on http://www.flandersartsinstitute.be....

TRACKS – archive and collection preservation for artists and arts organisations

TRACKS, the toolbox and guidelines for the preservation of archives and collections in the arts can now also be consulted in English. http://www.projecttracks.be/en/home  ...

Research on gender distribution in the Flemish performing arts sector

Four years ago Kaaitheater and the VTi, the institute for the performing arts, carried out a small-scale study: is the performing arts sector as feminine as it is generally assumed? Well, the results were disappointing! To give just one figure: of the 32 directors of civic theatres and arts centres only seven were women. Four of them worked in youth theatres. Together with the VTi and the Performing Arts Social Fund we have now carried out more thorough gender research, ranging from the 1992-93 season to the 2012-13 season. In addition, we have examined performing arts education. The complete research report can be found here...

New Arts Flanders website online

Arts Flanders aims to become the international point of reference for information about the Arts and Cultural Heritage in the Flanders region and about artists from Flanders who are active abroad. There are specific subsections, one of which is devoted to the news about the Flemish performing arts with international relevance: http://artsflanders.be/performance...

Research @ VTi

As the institute for the performing arts, VTi is willing to take up its role in the preparation for this round of subsidies. Through facts and figures, our research provides an objective description of the current practice and policy in the performing arts in Flanders, placing it in a historical perspective and an international context. With this factual description, it provides an initial impulse for a debate about the ways forward for this performing arts practice and policy. What are potential pathways for a more sustainable practice within the performing arts and the policy that governs this? The results of our research are published in these two field analyses: Metamorphoses. Performing arts in Flanders since 1993 (2007) Ins & outs. A field analysis of the performing arts in Flanders (2011)...

Outline of Flemish performing arts landscape

For an overview of the most important producing companies in Flanders, visit the ‘Producers‘ section on the VTi website. VTi also offers recent outlines of the Flemish performing arts landscape.   Children’s and youth performing arts The Flemish children’s and youth performing arts are a prized export. In the 2009-10 season Flemish youth productions were presented in other European countries such as the Netherlands, Germany, France, Austria, Great Britain and Denmark, as well as further afield, in Canada, the United States, and even Australia and New Zealand. Both established names and new faces are doing well internationally. Download the attachment to read more.   Theatre The Flemish theatrical landscape is a rich and varied field with an unrivalled dynamism. The driving force behind this dynamism is rooted in the developments of the eighties, when theatre-makers like Jan Fabre, Jan Lauwers, Jan Decorte and many others set their sights on the very essence of theatre, namely the concept of theatrical representation. Add to this the absence of a clearly defined canon or tradition, and the structural influence of performance art on theatrical practice, and you get a fundamentally different vision of the role of the actor. Download the attachment to read more.   Dance  Contemporary dance from Flanders is a household name in the international dance world, and it has been exactly that for more than 20 years already. It is, however, becoming more and more difficult to make an accurate description of this so-called ‘Belgian style’. It used to be all about intense movements and odd, often black clothing, wearing sneakers and boots while dancing, and lots of chairs on stage. Today, choreographers such as De Keersmaeker, Vandekeybus, Platel or Fabre are still highly regarded and important. Download the attachment to read more....

First Aid for starting performing artists in Flanders

When you’re starting out as a performing artist, where can you go for support to develop your plans? All basic information that you need to know is brought together on ‘Get Going‘ page on the VTi website. More information on the culture policy in Belgium and more specifically in Flanders can be found in the ‘Policy‘ section. To get in touch with the VTi staff about specific question concerning your artistic project, check out our First Aid Helpdesk page....

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