ARTIST IN FOCUS A Series of Online Events / 14h – 16h CET
#1 09.11.2023 – Mental health in focus
#2 18.01.2024 – Career support
#3 14.03.2024 – Arts as public health service
#4 16.05.2024 – Chain of responsibilities: funding politics
Share and Eco-Care – Let’s celebrate World Theatre Day!
EAIPA invites to an informal exchange amongst colleagues: in the spirit of “sharing and caring”, we would like to compare notes and share experiences in environmentally sustainable production and touring of independent performing art works.more info
EAIPA in Sofia
In October 2022, EAIPA’s Bulgarian member, ACT Association, hosted the European Association of Independent Performing Arts in Sofia for its extra-ordinary general assembly. In this context, numerous meetings, working sessions and presentations took place to connect and strengthen the relationship of associations from all over Europe.more info
EAIPA POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS ON FUNDING STRUCTURES FOR THE INDEPENDENT PERFORMING ARTS IN EUROPE
On November 10th 2022, we held an Online Event focusing on ‘funding structures for the independent performing arts in Europe’. As a result of our survey and the Online Event we hereby recommend specific topics.more info
A Series of Online-Events: FAIRNESS IN FOCUS for the Independent Performing Arts in Europe
The European Association of Independent Performing Arts kindly invites you to a series of online events.more info
Documentation Conference: WALK THE LINE – FAIRNESS FOR THE INDEPENDENT PERFORMING ARTS IN EUROPE
On March 25th 2022, the European Association of Independent Performing Arts hosted its first hybrid conference on the subject of fairness processes in the European independent performing arts.
Author: Christian Keller
Picture: Winona Bach
HYBRID SEMINAR ON HOT TOPICS IN THE INDEPENDENT PERFORMING ARTS SCENE IN EUROPE
EAIPA is collaborating with the Czech Association „Asociace nezávislých divadel ČR“ in an online seminar discussing different hot topics of the independent performing arts in Europe.
Date: June 9th, 2022
Time: 15.00 – 17.00 CET
Event report: EAIPA General Assembly and Board Election March 2022 in Vienna, Austria
On March 26th 2022, EAIPA held its annual general assembly in Vienna.
Many things had to be discussed, both past and upcoming events and also what EAIPA’s response to the current political developments should be…
Support ProEnglishTheatre in Kyiv!
Last Friday, we had an incredibly touching zoom meeting with the Alex Borovenskiy and Tetiana Shlepko from the ProEnghlish Theatre in Kyiv. With their venue being located in a cellar, they decided that this is currently the safest place to be – and their theatre was turned into an art shelter.more info
Conference: „WALK THE LINE – FAIRNESS FOR THE INDEPENDENT PERFORMING ARTS IN EUROPE“
Save the date, so you don’t miss out! EAIPA is planning an international conference on March 25th!more info
Open Letter to Slovenia’s Minister of Culture on Funding Cuts
OPEN LETTER: EAIPA wishes to express its concern regarding the current situation of the contemporary art scene in Slovenia. It has come to our attention that several important contemporary art structures in Slovenia have suffered a sudden and substantial cut in their funding.more info
Inside views to the Independent Performing Arts in Europe
January 27th / 14 – 15.30 h CET via zoom or live stream
The European Association of Independent Performing Arts (EAIPA) invites colleagues, employees of the performing arts, representatives from politics, science and administration to a digital presentation of the brochure „An Introduction to the Independent Performing Arts in Europe – Thirteen Performing Arts Structures at a Glance“ – followed by a moderated Q&A about central topics and questions.
IETM/EAIPA: Policy statement: EU action towards a sustainable and fair situation of artists and cultural professionals
We warmly welcome the CULT Committee’s “Report on the situation of artists and the cultural recovery in the EU” voted on by the European Parliament on the 20th of October.more info
EAIPA’s general assembly in Prague: A tough fifteen months, but with a silver lining
With the reopening of venues and the lifting of travel restrictions for the summer, the European Association of Independent Performing Arts (EAIPA) used this opportunity to travel again and meet up for its general assembly in Prague in June.more info
Urgent survival strategies – perspectives for the independent performing arts sector
With the experience of the lockdown measures since the end of October 2020, it becomes clear that there is no possibility to continue with the artistic work processes as they used to be before the pandemic. The entire sector will – and has to – change enormously and is currently in a phase of transition.more info
The Economic and Sociopolitical Situation of the Independent Performing Arts in Europe
This questionnaire aims to collect data to examine the economic and sociopolitical situation of independent performing arts in Europe.more info
European Theatre and Performing Arts Sector Calls for Urgent Plan to Revive the Arts
Signed by 12 major European theatre and performing arts networks, The Dresden Declaration sets out conclusions from the first ‘EuropeanTheatre Forum 2020: European Performing Arts in Focus’ and calls on Europe to urgently create a plan to revive the sector during and after the pandemic.more info
European Theatre Forum 2020: European Performing Arts in Focus
EAIPA was part of the of the consortium group for the European Theatre Forum on November 11th – 13th 2020 in Dresden, Germany.more info
we received an answer:
Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, responded to the European Association of Independent Performing Arts‘ letter, in which we outlined our concerns regarding the current crisis and asked the Commissioner to share with us the measures the Commission is currently implementing to counter the effects of the pandemic.more info
Deep Concerns – Let’s Start a Dialogue
In reply to the statement made by the European Parliament Committee on Culture and Education regarding the current budget proposal, which will include a dramatic cut in funding for the cultural, creative and media sector compared to the previous proposal – we would like to offer our take on the situation and a list of specific recommendations.more info
This was UTOPIA.NOW
The federal congress UTOPIA.NOW hosted by the Bundesverband freie darstellende Künste in Berlin at the beginning of this year was a great opportunity for EAIPA members to come together for another working meeting and to take essential organisational steps for the 2020 annual general assembly.
Photocredit: Catharina Tewsmore info
19.01.2020 General Assembly in Berlin
The European Association of Independent Performing Arts is going to meet for General Assembly in Berlin after UTOPIA.NOW.
Photocredits: Catharina Tewsmore info
The European Association of Independent Performing Arts is going to take part at the federal congress of independent performing arts in Berlin at the end of January. These days are dedicated to developing the future together.more info
14.-16.11.2019 Work-Meeting and extraordinary General Assembly in Vienna
We hosted a three days work-meeting in Vienna in November, focusing on the development of the association.more info
11.09.2019 No EU Commission for Culture?
The European Association of Independent Performing Arts expresses great concern at the just presented EU Commissioners, as no resort for culture is planned.more info
06.09.2019 Update Cultural Politics in Europe | Sophiensäle Berlin
Update des Europäischen Dachverbands der Freien Darstellenden Künste. Was ist der aktuelle Stand der solidarischen Vernetzung, die Kulturschaffende und ihre regionalen Strukturen stärkt?more info
26.05.2019 10 Questions for EU Candidates
In the course of the EU election in May 2019, we asked the candidates to answer 10 questions on cultural policy and the independent scene.more info
29.03.2019 General Assembly Hull / GB and meet & greet
The General Assembly took place at the marvellous Hull’s Central Library / James Reckitt reading room. We were happy to meet and welcome most of our members.more info
04.11.2018 First General Assembly
The first General Assembly of our newly founded network took place in Munich / D as part of the IETM annual assembly.more info
04.11.2018 First Presentation of EAIPA
We were proud to present our newly founded European Association of Independent Performing Arts publicly in the framework of the IETM annual assembly at the Gasteig in Munich, directly after the first General Assembly.more info