19 events this week
Quote of the Week
“A festival is a unique occasion for meeting different people and different cultures. Together with artists who are real masters of communication through art, a festival is a strong builder of bridges between different cultures - and even between civilizations."
Ján Figel’, former European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture, and Youth
AAPAF - Association of Asian Performing Arts Festivals
Inaugurated in Singapore on 19 June 2004, the Association of Asian Performing Arts Festivals (AAPAF) aims to recognise the growth of arts festivals in the Asian region; identify the potential advantages a regional festival network offers in co-sharing, commissioning, touring works, spin-offs in joint marketing efforts; providing a platform to connect with other networks and to access funding beyond the region. The Founding Festival Members are China Shanghai International Arts Festival, Singapore Arts Festival, Hong Kong Arts Festival, and Jakarta International Arts Festival (JakArt).
Association of Asian Performing Arts Festivals
c/o Singapore Arts Festival
140 Hill Street
#03-01 MICA Building
Tel. +65 6746 46 22
Fax +65 6837 30 14
e-mail: secretariat (at) aapaf.org
ASFE – A Soul For Europe
The initiative “A Soul For Europe” is building an international network based in Berlin, and is seeking support for its objectives from the cities and regions, the EU member states and Europe’s cultural, business and political sectors. In this, it is guided by the following considerations: The development of Europe depends on the power of culture, which must be used in a sustainable manner. This will help ensure that we have a Europe of Europeans, and not just a Europe of institutions, administrations and regulations.
"A Soul for Europe"
c/o Stiftung Zukunft Berlin
10785 Berlin (Germany)
Tel: +49 (0) 30 26 39 22 9 - 0
Fax: +49 (0) 30 26 39 22 9 22
e-mail: mail (at) berlinerkonferenz.eu
Culture Action Europe - European Forum for the Arts and Heritage
Culture Action Europe was founded in 1992 under the label European Forum for the Arts and Heritage (EFAH) to ensure that cultural associations, operators and artists have a voice in Europe.
Culture Action Europe is a membership and networking organisation. It has 90 members, representing in turn over 8000 organisations spread across the EU countries and beyond at the local, regional, national or European dimensions in more than 14 artistic disciplines. Its members are from all domains of cultural activity, ranging from orchestras to writers’ associations, research institutions to cultural contact points, national theatres to international cultural networks, conservatoires to choirs and festivals. Culture Action Europe supports the idea “that cultural cooperation matters in Europe.” Culture Action Europe monitors European Union legislation and policy in cultural affairs and is the leading advocate for the cultural sector in Europe. "Culture Action Europe exists to strengthen the role of arts and culture in the sustainable development of Europe"
Culture Action Europe
10, Rue de la Sience
1000 Brussels (Belgium)
Tel. +32 (0) 2 534 40 02
Fax +32 (0) 2 534 11 50
e-mail: advocate (at) cultureactioneurope.org
IETM – International Network of Contemporary Performing Arts
IETM is a network and a membership organisation which exists to stimulate the quality, development and contexts of contemporary performing arts in a global environment, by initiating and facilitating professional networking and communication, the dynamic exchange of information, know-how transfer and presentations of examples of good practice.
IETM has over 400 subscribing member organisations from 45 countries. It includes organisations with many years’ experience of working internationally, as well as those who wish to start. IETM includes different disciplines from across the contemporary performing arts (theatre, dance, music-theatre and new interdisciplinary forms such as performance, installation, film and video, new writing...).
Since 1981, IETM has organised two plenary meetings per year, always in different cities, with a growing number of professional participants, but always taking the format of discussions during the day and performances in the evening.
19 Square Sainctelette
1000 Brussels (Belgium)
Tel.: +32 (0) 2 201 09 15
Fax.: +32 (0) 2 203 02 26
e-mail: ietm (at) ietm.org
IFEA – International Festivals & Events Association Europe
Founded in 1992, the International Festivals and Events Association Europe – IFEA Europe – is the European affiliate of IFEA World. For the past 50 years, IFEA has served as the global network organization for professionals who work in the cultural festivals and public events sector. IFEA is represented in 40 countries on 5 continents and it is the world’s largest network for festivals & events.
IFEA Europe connects you to Cultural festivals, public events organizations, policy makers, destination marketers, consultants, suppliers as well as researchers and universities, in addition to many other related bodies and professionals, in order to share ideas and best practice, to develop your knowledge and skills, to promote networking, partnerships and exchange between IFEA and other members and stakeholders in the cultural industry.
The Enterprise & Technology Centre
PC-0 Ballinasloe, Co Galway (Ireland)
Tel.: + 353 76 602 42 28
e-mail: office (at) ifeaeurope
IMC/EMC - International / European Music Council
The International Music Council (IMC) was founded in 1949 at the request of UNESCO as a non-governmental advisory body on musical matters. In the course of its existence, IMC has developed into a highly influential network. With a presence in all continents, IMC's membership is made up of 71 National Music Councils, 42 International and Regional Music Organizations as well as 17 national and specialist organisations. IMC also counts a circle of 27 Members of Honor, chosen among the world's outstanding professionals, educators, performers and composers. Through its members, IMC has direct access to over 1000 organizations across the world, creating a network of knowledge and experience that touches on every aspect of music. IMC is mandated to promote musical diversity and support cultural rights for all.
IMC c/o UNESCO House
1, rue Miollis
75732 Paris Cedex 15 (France)
Tel. +33 (0) 1 45 68 48 50
Fax. +33 (0) 1 45 68 48 66
e-mail: info (at) imc-cim.org
The European Music Council (EMC) is the European department of the IMC and a platform for representatives of the national Music Councils and all organisations involved in the fields of music education, creation, performance, heritage etc. from all European countries. In line with UNESCO's objectives, the International Music Council and the European Music Council contribute to a better mutual understanding among peoples and their different cultures and to the right for all musical cultures to coexist. EMC has 75 members from 29 European countries.
European Music Council (EMC)
Haus der Kultur
53113 Bonn (Germany)
Tel.: +49 228 2091 195
Fax.: +49 228 2091 200
e-mail: info (at) emc-imc.org
ISPA - International Society for the performing arts
The International Society for the performing arts (ISPA) is a not-for-profit international organization (founded 1949) of over 600 executives and directors of concert and performance halls, festivals, performing companies, and artist competitions; government cultural officials; artists' managers; and other interested parties with a professional involvement in the performing arts from more than 50 countries in every region of the world, and in every arts discipline.
The purpose of ISPA is to develop, nurture, energize and educate an international network of arts leaders and professionals who are dedicated to advancing the field of the performing arts. As an organization, ISPA's constant goal is to provide the best possible support, information and opportunities for collegial exchange to its members throughout the world.
International Society for the Performing Arts Foundation
305 7th Ave., 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001-6008 (USA)
Tel.: +1 212 206 84 90
Fax.: +1 212 206 86 03
e-mail: info (at) ispa.org
www.on-the-move.org is the primary international mobility information service for the cultural sector. The main focus is mobility news and opportunities for artists and cultural managers in theatre, dance, music and interdisciplinary performing arts, to facilitate and encourage cross-border cultural mobility. OTM is widely consulted by the cultural movers and co-operators in Europe and beyond.
on-the-move was set up by IETM, the Informal European Theatre Meeting, international network for contemporary performing arts. In 2004, the site continued to expand and appointed Judith Staines as General Editor. In December 2004, on-the-move.org established itself as an international non-profit association. Since it was launched in late 2003, on-the-move has attracted increasing numbers of visitors. The site reaches a large world-wide professional arts audience. Visitors come from 96 countries across the world. These visitors are mainly performing arts professionals who wish to realise an international activity. on-the-move features free links to sites that present relevant information on such activities, on their funding, and on legal, fiscal and other subjects for arts professionals 'on-the-move'.
c/o IETM - international network for contemporary performing arts
19 Square Sainctelette
1000 Brussels (Belgium)
e-mail: info (at) on-the-move.org
Pearle - European League of Employers' Associations in the Performing Arts sector
Created in 1991, Pearle is the European League of Employers' Associations in the Performing Arts sector. Pearle represents more than 3,000 employers from theatres, theatre production companies, orchestras and music ensembles, opera houses, ballet and dance companies, festivals, and other organisations within the performing arts sector.
Pearle acts as a forum for exchanging information of relevance to members, for sharing experiences in cultural management and technical skills, for supporting and assisting the formation of employers’ associations in the Central and Eastern European Countries etc., in addition to serving as the body to make representations to the European Commission and any other authorities whose deliberations may affect the work of the Performing Arts in Europe.
1000 Brussels (Belgium)
Tel. +32 (0) 2 203 62 96
Fax +32 (0) 2 201 17 27
e-mail: pearle (at) vdponline.be
TETP – The Europe Theatre Prize
The Europe Theatre Prize, a pilot programme launched by the European Commission, was inaugurated in 1986 under the auspices of the European Community, as a prize to be awarded to personalities or theatrical companies that “have contributed to the realisation of cultural events that promote understanding and the exchange of knowledge between peoples.” The Europe Theatre Prize is recognised by The European Parliament and The European Council as a “European cultural interest organisation”.
Premio Europa per il heatro
Via S. Quasimodo, 14
95027 S. Gregorio di Catania (Italia)
Tel.: +39 (0) 95 721 05 08
Fax.: +39 (0) 95 721 03 08
e-mail: info (at) premio-europa.org