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 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....

Maison de la Danse

Maison de la Danse

The Maison de la Danse, directed by Dominique Hervieu, proposes a programme where a wide array of styles meets. From leading choreographers of the 20th century to young, up-to-the-minute creators, it brings together creation and repertoire (30 to 40 companies totalling some 200 performances and 160,000 spectators per season). This project is completed by a digital, cultural development and mediation strategy which focuses on making choreographic art, in all its diversity, accessible to the most eclectic range of audiences possible. In 2020, as Lyon’s Guimet Museum will be reinstated as a Dance Workshop, a space for creating, for producing and a laboratory for promoting amateur activities, the Maison de la Danse will benefit from creative facilities which will complement the currently-used venue located in Lyon’s 8th district. Since its creation in 1980, the Maison de la Danse has been filming performances and, as such, has built up an extensive collection of audiovisual archives. Informative tools are created using this video base, including a freely-accessible video library, video conferences, an educational DVD “Le Tour du monde en 80 danses” (Around the World in 80 Dances), a documentary series “La Minute du spectateur” (The Spectator’s Moment) and the Numeridanse platform. Numeridanse is a multimedia dance platform. It offers free access to a unique video base: filmed performances, documentaries, interviews, fictions, dance videos. Every single genre, style and form is showcased here: butoh, classical ballet, neo-classical ballet, baroque, Indian, African, flamenco, contemporary, traditional dances, hip-hop, tango, jazz, circus arts, performance, etc. A new version of the website will be online in March 2018 Maison de la Danse 8 av Jean Mermoz69008 LyonFrance Contact person Dimitry Ovtchinnikoff – General 4 72 78 18 18...

Polish Theatre Journal

Polish Theatre Journal Polish Theatre Journal (PTJ) is an online Polish-English academic magazine examining contemporary Polish theatre and performance, published twice a year by the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute in Warsaw and The Department of The Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw. Latest issues: Reclamations: The Avant-garde, Solidarity and the Collectives 02 (2018) A new landscape with a rainbow. Change now! Conference Proceedings 1-2(7-8) 2019 For more information and the latest issues check out:

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 – 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 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

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.  ...

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:

Database on Finnish circus

CircusInfo Finland maintains an online database (Sirkka) containing data on Finnish circus companies, artists and shows. You can search the database looking for e.g. jugglers or circus teachers listed. The Sirkka database was opened on the website of CircusInfo Finland in 2008. Circus professionals can update the data themselves, both in Finnish and in English. The database is linked with the performance calendar and the Shows and Artsis section on CircusInfo Finland’s site. The database is available at

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