WHO WE ARE

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.

To reach its goals, EAIPA organizes exchange formats, discussions, collects and compares data, compiles publications and presents information about all the results publicly, on a local, national and on a European level.

Working committees are focusing on specific issues, such as:

       – Regional collaborations in Europe
       – Identification of best-practice models

Furthermore, the organisation will work toward a high public profile of the European independent performing arts, highlighting the independent scene’s specific impact on Europe’s overall artistic landscape.

At the General Assembly in March 2019, Ulrike Kuner (President) presented her vision of the main work objectives and goals, to be a guideline to the forthcomming work of the board. Learn more.

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BOARD MEMBERS November 2018 – November 2020

President
Ulrike Kuner

IG Freie Theaterarbeit /Austrian Association of Independent Performing Arts
Gumpendorferstraße 63B, AT – 1060 Wien

Vice-President
Lena Gustafsson

Teatercentrum Sweden
Hornsgatan 103, SE – 117 28 Stockholm

Secretary
George Remes

ASOCIAŢIA TEATRELOR INDEPENDENTE
Viorele street, no. 34, bl. 15, apt.2, sector 4, RO – 40429 Bucharest

Treasurer
Davide D’Antonio

Etre associazione/CReSCo – Italy
Via Bergognone 34, ITA – 20144 Milano

Communication Manager
Axel Tangerding

Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste e.V.
Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, DEU – 10997 Berlin

Board Member
Nina Mariel Kohler

t. Theaterschaffende Schweiz / Professionnels du spectacle Suisse/
Professionisti dello spettacolo Svizzera
Waisenhausplatz 30, Atelier 157, CH – 3011 Bern