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.
This questionnaire aims to collect data to examine the economic and sociopolitical situation of independent performing arts in Europe.
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.
EAIPA was part of the of the consortium group for the European Theatre Forum on November 11th – 13th 2020 in Dresden, Germany.
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.
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.
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 Tews
The European Association of Independent Performing Arts is going to meet for General Assembly in Berlin after UTOPIA.NOW.
Photocredits: Catharina Tews
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.
We hosted a three days work-meeting in Vienna in November, focusing on the development of the association.