THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT PERFORMING ARTS
The umbrella organisation EAIPA was founded in September 2018.
It represents the interests of people working in Europe’s independent performing arts scene and it responds to Europe’s cultural policy making by collecting exact information and by initiating new policy proposals.
The designation “independent performing arts community” includes all professional freelance theater makers, artists ensembles, independent institutions and structures, working in the genres of dance, theater, performance, music, children’s and youth theater as well as overall interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary artistic work.
The European Association of Independent Performing Arts aims to set a basis for learning from one another and for creating synergies in order to jointly work together, to call for progressive changes in the financial and sociopolitical conditions within the independent performing arts communities.
Currently, members from eleven different countries are part of the organisation.
EAIPA is in the process of further expansion.