The European Association of Independent Performing Arts represents the interests of the independent performing arts.
Experienced organisations and national representatives of the scene from Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Hungary have come together to take their place as founding members of the association.
The purpose of the Association is to improve the framework conditions of individual performing artists, artist groups, independent theatres and other artistic companies as well as of all professional groups and infrastructures associated with the industry and in regard to their structural, social, legal, financial, political, organisational, artistic and cultural aspects.
Furthermore, the association’s agenda will be to increase public awareness of the Independent Scene as a defining force within Europe’s artistic landscape as well as to represent the Independent Performing Arts more prominently at a European level.
The first joint project is a comparative investigation of the (funding) situation for the Independent Performing Arts in Europe, which is currently being conducted and which will be presented in Munich on 04.11.2018, 4 pm to 6 pm, at the international network meeting IETM Munich, Black Box, Gasteig, in cooperation with the festival „Politik im Freien Theater“ („Politics in the Independent Theatre Scene“) and the Federal Agency for Civic Education.
Subsequently, a quantitative study will record, examine and analyse the current situation of the Independent Scene in Europe and will describe its significance as a driving force within a vivid artistic and cultural landscape.
The recommendations for the 2021 European funding programme ‘Creative Europe’, which is currently undergoing revision, were already published in early summer and have since received great attention.
MEMBERs’ LIST – in alphabetical order
AUSTRIA: IG Freie Theaterarbeit /Austrian Association of Independent Performing Arts
Gumpendorferstraße 63B, AT – 1060 Wien
BULGARIA: АСТ – Aсоциация за свободен театър / ACT – Association of Independent Performing Arts
Art office, bul. Macedonia 17, fl. 4, ap. 21, BUL – Sofia 1606
CZECH REPUBLIC: Asociace nezávislých divadel ČR
Celetná 595/17, CZE – 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město
GERMANY: Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste e.V.
Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, DEU – 10997 Berlin
HUNGARY: Független Előadó-művészeti Szövetség (FESZ) / Association of Independent Performing Arts Professionals
Bulcsú utca 44, HU – 1155 Budapest
ITALY: Etre associazione/CReSCo – Italy
Via Bergognone 34, ITA – 20144 Milano
ROMANIA: ASOCIAŢIA TEATRELOR INDEPENDENTE
Viorele street, no. 34, bl. 15, apt.2, sector 4, RO – 40429 Bucharest
SPAIN: Red de Teatros Alternativos – Spain
Apartado de correos 18269, ES – 28080, Madrid
Hornsgatan 103, SE – 117 28 Stockholm
SWITZERLAND: t. Theaterschaffende Schweiz, Professionnels du spectacle Suisse,
Professionisti dello spettacolo Svizzera
Waisenhausplatz 30, Atelier 157, CH – 3011 Bern