Finnish Independent Performing Arts – Funding Reform and COVID-19

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There are about 5.5 million people living in Finland, but roughly 4 million tickets to theatre, dance and circus performances are sold in our country every year. We have good reason to describe ourselves as “theatre enthusiasts”.Author: Kaisa Paavolainen © Picture: Nils Krogell

Dance Theatre and Performance in Slovakia

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Kristína Zátrochová in conversation with Marta Poláková about the newly established study programme 'Dance Theatre and Performance' at the Academy of the Performing Arts in BratislavaAuthor: Kristína Zátrochová © Picture: Kristína Zátrochová

Independent Performing Arts in Slovenia

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The independent performing arts sector – comprising a range of non-governmental performing arts organisations, non-formal collectives and individuals, producing primarily visual and physical theatre, experimental drama theatre, street theatre and other interdisciplinary theatre forms – is nowadays considered to be the most vital and progressive part of a vivid general theatre scene in Slovenia.Author: Tomaž Zaniuk © Picture: Ivian Kan Mujezinović

Casual Connection Between Past and Present

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Without a doubt, Ukrainian theatre is deeply embedded in the country‘s search for national identity. It has persevered through the prohibition of Ukrainian language, the inferiority complex, the perception of Russian art as the standard that was to be imitated. Everything created outside of such norm, everything that even tried to seek out new forms of expression and to touch on the topic of European experience was revolutionary.Author: Miroslava Todorova © Picture: Anastasia Mantach

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.