THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT PERFORMING ARTS

The umbrella organisation EAIPA was founded in September 2018.
EAIPA operates at B2B level, its members being interest groups or representatives of the individual member countries, which in turn represent the actors from the Independent Performing Arts field.
Therefore, EAIPA represents people, companies and theatres working in Europe’s independent Performing Arts sector, and it responds to Europe’s cultural policy making by collecting up-to-date information, initiating new policy proposals and by raising visibility for the needs and achievements of the sector.

The designation “independent performing arts community” includes all professional freelance theatre makers, artistic ensembles, independent institutions and structures working in the genres of dance, theatre, performance, music, children’s and youth theatre 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 fourteen different countries are part of the organisation.
EAIPA is in the process of further expansion.

 

MEMBERS

AUSTRIA

IG Freie Theaterarbeit
Austrian Association of
Independent Performing Arts

BULGARIA

ACT
Association of Independent
Performing Arts

CZech Republic

Asociace nezávislých
divadel ČR

Germany

Bundesverband Freie
Darstellende Künste e.V.

Hungary

Association of Independent
Performing Arts Professionals

Iceland

Association of Independent Theatres in Iceland (AITI)

ITALY

Etre associazione
 

ITALY

CR.e.S.Co

ROMANIA

ASOCIAŢIA TEATRELOR
INDEPENDENTE








SLOVAKIA

Académia divadelných tvorcov

SLOVENIA

Društvo Asociacija

SPAIN

Red de Teatros Alternativos

SWEDEN

Verksamhetsledare Danscentrum Riks

SWEDEN

Theatercentrum

Switzerland

t. Theaterschaffende Schweiz, Professionnels du spectacle Suisse, Professionisti dello spettacolo Svizzera

UKRAINE

Association Independent Theatre

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