Save the Date: European Theatre Forum 2020

The “European Theatre Forum 2020: European Performing Arts in Focus” is an international platform for vision, discourse, exchange, networking and policymaking to strategically strengthen the structurally highly fragmented European theatre sector.

The European Theatre Forum is organised in the frame of the German EU Council Presidency and in cooperation with the German Minister of State for Culture and the Media and the European Commission. It offers, for the first time, a European representation for the entire sector as one of Europe’s major art forms, within and outside Europe. In focus: Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the performing arts and perspectives for the sector.

Objectives of the European Theatre Forum

The aim of the European Theatre Forum is to make visible and promote the outstanding importance of theatre in Europe with its diversity of performance forms, across language barriers, both as an art form and an important public space for cultural-political dialogue. It establishes a creative dialogue process within the sector and with policymakers through partnership and international collaboration.

Initiative Group

European Theatre Convention, Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste and International Theatre Institute – German Centre are the initiative group for a European Theatre Forum, in the frame of the German EU Council Presidency, in cooperation with the German Minister of State for Culture and Media and the European Commission.

Consortium Group

EAIPA is part of the European Theatre Forum’s Consortium group together with Assitej International, Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste (BFDK), Europe: Union of Theatre Schools and Academies (E:UTSA), International network for contemporary performing arts (IETM), European Festivals Association (EFA), European Theatre Convention (ETC), International Theatre Institute (ITI) – German Centre, mitos21, Pearle*, Live Performance Europe, PROSPERO, Union des Théâtres de l’Europe (UTE).

Funding Partners

The European Theatre Forum is funded by the European Commission, the German Minister of State for Culture and Media in the frame of the German EU Council Presidency  and European Theatre Convention.

Find out more about the event by going on the European Theatre Forum’s website.