Open call for Russian participation at IETM Tromsø 2020

April 30 to May 3, 2020 Dansearena nord will be hosting the international network of professionals in Performing Arts to the IETM Plenary Meeting in Tromsø. The aim of the plenary meeting is to meet with peers in an informal setting and to discuss topics that engage the international performing arts sector right now. The theme for the spring plenary meeting in Tromsø is Art and Activism. The conference will be in English.

Dansearena nord is now inviting Russian professionals within the performing arts sector to apply for a travel grant to participate in IETM Tromsø 2020.

28 April: travel to Tromsø
29 April: Pre trip to the Lyngen Alps
30 April: opening day of IETM Tromsø 2020
1 May: IETM Tromsø 2020
2 May: IETM Tromsø 2020
3 May: Return to Russia

Who can apply: 
Performing Arts professionals that either live or work in the Barents region (the regions of St. Petersburg, Murmansk, Karelia, Arkhangelsk, Komi and Nenets)

What we support: 
Low fare travels from Russia to Tromsø and return
Hotel in Tromsø
Meals in Tromsø
Pre trip to Lyngsalpene
Participation fee at IETM Plenary Meeting

What you must cover: 
Your travel to/from airport in Russia
Costs for applying for Visa
Your own meals while traveling

You can read more about IETM at Applications for this program will be handled by Dansearena nord in collaboration with  Theatre Union of the Russian Federation.

Apply here

Deadline for applying is January 30 2020. 
Both Dansearena nord and the Theatre Union of the Russian Federation will be part of the granting commitee.

The travel grants are funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture.

About IETM: 
IETM – International network for contemporary performing arts – is a network of over 450 performing arts organisations and individual members working in the contemporary performing arts worldwide: theatre, dance, circus, performance, interdisciplinary live art forms, new media.
Our members include artists, festivals, companies, producers, theatres, research and resource centers, universities and institutional bodies.
We hold two plenary meetings a year in different European cities, and smaller meetings all over the world. Besides, we commission publications and research projects, facilitate communication and distribution of information, and advocate for the value of performing arts.

We advocate the value of the arts and culture in a changing world and empower performing arts professionals through access to international connections, knowledge and a dynamic forum for exchange.

Our vision for equity, diversity and inclusion
We aim to create a more inclusive contemporary arts field by helping our members to diversify their organisations and work, and stimulating underrepresented performing arts professionals to join our activities and the network, regardless of their background, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical abilities, social conditions, working and employment status, age, career path and geographical location.


Ministry of Culture, Norway