General Assembly and Public Workshop in Oslo, September 28-30, 2022: The researcher and the digital archive: Narratives from a user-oriented approach

September 5th, 2022 by

We are delighted to announce that after two years the General Assembly of ENICPA will be held in the presence of most members in Oslo from September 28-30, 2022. Hybrid access will be possible as well.

We invite scholars, professionals, students and the interested public to join the public workshop

The researcher and the digital archive.
Narratives from a user oriented approach

30th of September 2022, 9am – 4pm
Auditorium, The National Library of Norway, Henrik Ibsensgate 110, Oslo

organized by our member Performing Arts Hub Norway (PAHN). The workshop adresses questions and possibilities of digital humanities methods within education and research in the field of the performing arts.

Participants may join on site or online. Please find more information and the detailed programme here:

General Assembly 2021 (online)

May 17th, 2021 by
ENICPA Round Table Meeting and General Assembly, May 20th, 10-12 am.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the ENICPA General Assembly took place online.

Related Material

Agenda ENICPA General Assembly 2021 (PDF)

Round Table Meeting and General Assembly 2020 (online)

May 17th, 2021 by

ENICPA General Assembly, September 15th 2020, Online

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the general assembly 2020 took place online.

The following online round table focussed on questions of dealing with the Pandemic and its consequences for the performing art sector: What is the role of the archives and information centres in this regard?



9:45 – 10:00 Joining the meeting

10:00 – 11:00 Welcome and General Assembly (see separate agenda)

ENICPA General Assembly

11:00 – 12:00 Break

12:00 – 14:00 Project presentations

  • Ivanka Apostolova Baskar (Macedonian Center of International Theater Institute/PRODUKCIJA, Republic of Macedonia): “Now and Before COVID 19: Our Program”
  • Tom Ruette (Kunstenpunt, Belgium): “Reusing archival material during COVID”    
  • Catalina Gonzalez (Centro de investigación y recursos de las artes escénicas de Andalucía / CIRAE, Spain): “Facing COVID-19 restrictions: activities and new projects of CIRAE”.
  • Elisabeth Leinslie (Performing Arts Hub Norway): “Performing arts productions in Norway during the pandemic”
  • Diana Selecká (Divadelný ústav /The Theatre Institute, Slovakia): “Online platforms, which are presented by the Theatre Institute at the time of Covid restriction”.
  • Tea Rogelj (Slovenski gledališki inštitut / Slovenian Theatre Institute, Slovenia): “The exhibitions by Slovenian Theatre Institute”. 
  • Ondřej Svoboda (Arts and Theatre Institute, Czech Republic): “ATI activities during COVID restriction”.
  • Michael Freundt (German Dance Assoziation, Germany): “COVID-19 – how to support dance when dancing is forbidden?”
  • Christine Henninger (International Theatre Institute Germany): “Theatres as archives – how to fill in the blank”.

Wrap-up and Closing by Michael Freundt

14:00 – 14:45 Break

14:45 – 16:45 On-line lecture / unofficial kick-off meeting of WG 5 of the LODEPA Action (lectured / moderated by Beat Esterman, Bern University of Applied Sciences- Switzerland

Related material

Agenda ENICPA General Assembly 2020 (PDF)

Programme of Round Table Project Presentations (PDF)

Round Table Meeting and General Assembly 2019

October 25th, 2018 by
ENICPA Round Table Meeting and General Assembly, Prague 21 – 22 October 2019

The terms for annual meeting and conference were:

  • Mon 21 (afternoon) and Tue 22 October – ENICPA Annual meeting
  • Wed 23 and Thu 24 October – conference Theatre and Freedom

See also: Invitation to ENICPA Round Table Meeting 2019


Mon 21. Oct – Arts and Theatre Institute, Celetná 17, Prague 1

14:00 – 14:30
Welcome by Pavla Petrova (Director Arts and Theatre Institut) and Michael Freundt (President ENICPA)

Updating our work – new developments and future projects: Project presentations by ENICPA members and guests
  • 14:30 – 15:00 Tom Ruette (Flanders Arts Institute – Belgium): Stage Brainz
  • 15:00 – 15:30 Margaux Le Coz (Maison de la Danse de Lyon – France): Numeridanse: how to communicate about a multimedia dance platform?
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Christine Henniger (ITI Germany): The archive of the independant theatre in Germany: status and perspectives.

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break

  • 16:30 – 17:00 Agnieszka Wielecka and Jaroslaw Cymerman (Instytut Teatralny im. Zbigniewa Raszewskiego – Poland): Archives of Alternative Theatres
  • 17:00 – 17:30 Catalina Gonzalez (Centro de Documentación de las Artes Escénicas de Andalucía): La Cuadra de Sevilla collection.

20:00 – ENICPA Networking Dinner
Restaurant Georgia Liliovka, Liliová 247/10, Prague 1


Tue 22. Oct – Arts and Theatre Institute, Celetná 17, Prague 1

9:30 – 11:00 ENICPA General Assembly

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

Updating our work – new developments and future projects: Project presentations by ENICPA members and guests
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Tea Rogelj (Slovenian Theatre Institute – Slovenia): The most important projects of the Slovenian Theatre Institute.
  • 12:00 – 13:30 Alzbeta Vakulova (The Theatre Institute Bratislava) : Theatre Institute as part of the Year of Slovak Theatre.

12:30 – Lunch

Mobilty vs. Sustainability? Environmental and social issues in producing and touring: Project presentations by ENICPA members and guests
  • 14:00 – 14:15 Ondrej Svoboda (The Arts and Theatre Institute – Czech Republic): Environmental issues in Czech culture organisations.
  • 14:15 – 14:45 Michael Freundt (ITI Germany): Green Mobility in Theatre and Dance: an Issue for Artists and Supporters
  • 14:45 – 15:00 Discussion

Open Data for Performing Arts: Beat Estermann (Bern University of Applied Sciences- Switzerland)
  • 15:00 – 15:45 Part 1: Open Data for Performing Arts  Building a Worldwide Linked Open Data Ecosystem for the Performing Arts: How to Foster Collaboration on a Global Scale

15:45 – 16:00 Coffee Break

  • 16:00 – 16:45 Part 2: Wiki Loves Performing Arts – Presentation and discussion

16:45 17:00 Wrap-Up and Closing

(17:00 – 17:30 Optionally – short practical WikiData workshop with Beat Eastermann)

18:30 – 22:00 Johan Wolfgang Goethe: Faust, direction Jan Klata, Theatre Pod Palmovkou

Related material

Round Table Meeting and General Assembly 2018

December 14th, 2017 by

The next meeting will be hosted by The Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute (Poland) in October 2018.

ENICPA Round Table Meeting & Conference Mobility of Aesthetics

11 – 13 October 2018

Updated 25.10.2018

Thursday 11.10.

Location: Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute (Jazdów 1, 00-467 Warsaw)

13:30  Arrival

14:00  Welcome

14:30  Introductions: Slovenian Theatre Institute, Lithuanian Dance Information Centre, Estonian Theatre Agency, Hungarian Theatre Museum and Institute, the Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Open discussion of projects and recent developments within the information centres

16:00 Break

16:30 Presentation of members and guests

18:00  Break 

19:00  ENICPA Network Dinner

Friday 12.10.

Location: Zachęta – National Gallery of Art (plac Stanisława Małachowskiego 3)

10:00  General Assembly (separate agenda will follow)

11:30  Project presentations – part II

13:00  Round Table discussions 

14:00  Break

14:00  Opening of the conference Mobility of Aesthetics (see conference schedule below)

Saturday 13.10.

Location: Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute, Jazdów 1, 00-467 Warsaw

9.00 – 12.30  Conference Mobility of Aesthetics (see conference schedule below)

For registration and information about making a contribution, please use the online form until September 17th:

See also

Round Table Meeting 2017, Bratislava

March 20th, 2017 by

The 2017 ENICPA Round Table Meeting and General Assembly took place in Bratislava (Slovakia) on 9-10 November 2017.  Here you can find some presentations and practical info for the meeting.

Main theme: “Communication strategies in attracting audience to the performing arts”

Proposal for presentations:

– What is your organization’s role in attracting audience to performing arts?

– In case your organization do not have any role or experience in attracting audience: what kind of tools or strategies do you think might help artists and audience to meet and find each other: Communication, Cultural education, Public or open services and access to the source (collections, databases, other?), Events (festivals, seminars ie.), other services, social media?

– Examples or good practices in your institution

Please send your presentation proposals with title and short abstract (max. five lines) by the 1st of November tomikko.karvinen(a)

The meeting is hosted by The Theatre Institute Bratislava.

Programme and Practical Info

Registration by 27th of October todiana.selecka(a)


Round Table Meeting Berlin (1.-2. Nov.) – Presentations

December 21st, 2016 by











Round Table Meeting 2016, Berlin 1-2 Nov

September 27th, 2016 by

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?



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

Brussels Round Table Meeting 2014 – presentations

February 24th, 2016 by

CDAEA presentation






CDAEA_The filming Plan

presentation Contredanse

Videodocumentation of the round table meeting in Brussels 2014

April 8th, 2015 by


13th-14th of November 2014 ENICPA arranged their yearly round table meeting. The host this year was Contredanse in Brussels, Belgium. Follow the link to watch the video from the round table.