EAIPA Policy Recommendations on Funding Structures for the Independent Performing Arts in Europe

With our latest survey from November 2022, we examined the funding structures for the independent performing arts in several European countries. Expert interviews and an extensive questionnaire form the basis of this international comparative study.

On November 10th 2022, we held an Online Event focusing on ‘funding structures for the independent performing arts in Europe’. As a result of our survey and the Online Event we hereby recommend specific topics.

The analysis and results correspond with Thomas Fabian Eder’s findings in his dissertation ‘Independent Performing Arts in Europe. Institutional Consolidation and Precariousness of an
Emerging Field’. Through the conduct of expert interviews and the dissemination of a large-scale survey, EAIPA contributed to an international comparative study concerning the European
Independent Performing Arts, conducted by Thomas Fabian Eder at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. This study further substantiates the presented recommendations. Publication
of the corresponding monograph is planned through Routledge in 2023.

Policy Recommendations

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EAIPA – the European Association of Independent Performing Arts was founded in 2018 as the umbrella organisation for associations and interest groups from all over Europe representing the independent performing arts internationally and at the European level.

EAIPA operates at a B2B level and its members, in turn, represent the actors from the professional independent performing arts field on the respective national levels. The designation ‘independent performing arts community’ comprises all professional freelance theatre-makers, artistic ensembles, and independent institutions and structures working in the genres of dance, theatre, circus, performance, music, performing arts for children, and youth theatre as well as overall interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary artistic work.

www.eaipa.eu

LIST OF MEMBERS

AUSTRIA: IG Freie Theaterarbeit /Austrian Association of Independent Performing Arts
Gumpendorferstraße 63B, AT – 1060 Wien
www.freietheater.at

BULGARIA: АСТ – Aсоциация за свободен театър / ACT – Association of Independent Performing Arts
Art office, bul. Macedonia 17, fl. 4, ap. 21, BUL – Sofia 1606
www.actassociation.eu/

CZECH REPUBLIC: Asociace nezávislých divadel ČR
Celetná 595/17, CZE – 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město
http://andcr.cz/

GERMANY: Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste e.V.
Dudenstraße 10, Aufgang A, 2. OG, 10965 Berlin, Deutschland
www.darstellende-kuenste.de

FINLAND: THEATTERIKESKUS – Theatre Centre
Eerikinkatu 3 – 00100 Helsinki
www.teatterikeskus.fi/english

HUNGARY: Független Előadó-művészeti Szövetség (FESZ) / Association of Independent Performing Arts Professionals
Bulcsú utca 44, HU – 1155 Budapest
http://www.fesz.org/

ICELAND: Association of Independent Theatres in Iceland (AITI)
Tjarnargata 12, ISL – 101 Reykjavik
http://new.leikhopar.is/en/

IRELAND: Theatre Forum
12 East Essex Street, IRE – Dublin 2
www.theatreforum.ie

ITALY: Etre associazione
Via Bergognone 34, ITA – 20144 Milano
http://www.etreassociazione.it

ITALY: Cordinamento delle Realtà Scena Contemporanea (C.Re.S.Co.)
Via Natale del Grand 27, ITA – 00153 Roma
http://www.progettocresco.it/

ROMANIA: ASOCIAŢIA TEATRELOR INDEPENDENTE
Viorele street, no. 34, bl. 15, apt.2, sector 4, RO – 40429 Bucharest

SLOVAKIA: Klub nezávislých divadiel
Školská 2866/14 – 811 07 Bratislava
www.adt-theatre.sk

SLOVENIA: Društvo Asociacija
Metelkova 6, SI – 1000 Ljubljana
www.asociacija.si

SPAIN: Red de Teatros Alternativos – Spain
Apartado de correos 18269, ES – 28080, Madrid
www.redteatrosalternativos.org

SWEDEN: Danscentrum Sverige
Hornsgatan 103, 8tr 117 28 Stockholm
www.danscentrum.se

SWEDEN: Teatercentrum
Hornsgatan 103, SE – 117 28 Stockholm
www.teatercentrum.se

SWITZERLAND: t.Theaterschaffen Schweiz | t. Professions du spectacle Suisse
t. Professioni dello spettacolo Svizzera | t. Professiuns da teater Svizra
Waisenhausplatz 30, Atelier 157, CH – 3011 Bern
www.tpunkt.ch/ 

UKRAINE: Association Independent Theatre
47, Trostyaneska st. quarter 180 – Kyiv 02175
www.facebook.com/associateUnt/

PEER MEMBER
Perfas – Performing Artists South Tyrol
Silbergasse 15/1, ITA – 39100 Bozen
www.perfas.org

URGENT MEMBER
ProEnglish Theatre
вулиця Смоленська, 3,Київ, Kyiv, Ukraine, 03057
www.proenglishtheatre.com

Contact for Questions:
EAIPA – European Association of Independent Performing Arts
Project Manager: Esther Baio
E-Mail: info[at]eaipa.eu