European Theatre Forum 2020: European Performing Arts in Focus
28 July 2020
11-13 NOVEMBER 2020, DRESDEN (GERMANY)
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 theatre sector as one of Europe’s major art forms.
The Forum will offer, for the first time, a European representation for the entire field of theatre and performing arts, within and outside Europe, gathering more than 150 theatre and performing arts representatives. It will take place during the festival "Fast Forward - European Theatre Festival for Young Directors" from 11 to 13 November 2020 in Dresden, Germany. In focus: Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the performing arts and perspectives for the sector.
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.
The three initiators - European Theatre Convention, International Theatre Institute Germany & Bundesverband freie darstellende Künste - will work with a Consortium of European theatre networks, that includes EFA, to coordinate a dialogue and work process in order to design the programme of this three-day high-level rendez-vous. Fabrizio Grifasi, General and Artistic Director of Romaeuropa, and Haris Pašović, Artistic Director of Mittelfest, represent EFA and the festivals community in preparatory meetings.
Visit the European Theatre Forum's website for more information. The programme will be announced in September.
The European Theatre Forum is an initiative of the European Theatre Convention, Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste and International Theatre Institute – German Centre, 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.
Assitej International • Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste (BFDK) • Europe: Union of Theatre Schools and Academies (E:UTSA) • European Association of Independent Performing Arts (EAIPA) • European Festival Association (EFA) • European Theatre Convention (ETC) • IETM • International Theatre Institute (ITI) – German Centre • mitos21 • Pearle*, Live Performance Europe • PROSPERO • Union des Théâtres de l’Europe (UTE)