European Association of Independent Performing Arts

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The European Association of Independent Performing Arts represents the interests of the independent performing arts.

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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
im Rahmen des internationalen Netzwerktreffens IETM Munich in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Festival „Politik im Freien Theater“ und der Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung n München präsentiert wurde.

EAIPA Comparison Independent Performing Arts 2018

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 Vienna

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

ICELAND: Association of Independent Theatres in Iceland (AITI)
Tjarnargata 12, ISL – 101 Reykjavik

ITALY: Etre associazione/CReSCo – Italy
Via Bergognone 34, ITA – 20144 Milano

ITALY: Etre associazione/CReSCo – Italy
Via Natale del Grand 27, ITA – 00153 Roma

Viorele street, no. 34, bl. 15, apt.2, sector 4, RO – 40429 Bucharest

SLOVAKIA: Académia divadelných tvorcov
Skolská 14, SK – 811 07 Bratislava

SLOVENIA: Društvo Asociacija
Metelkova 6, SI – 1000 Ljubljana

SPAIN: Red de Teatros Alternativos – Spain
Apartado de correos 18269, ES – 28080, Madrid

SWEDEN: Verksamhetsledare Danscentrum Riks
Hornsgatan 103, 8tr 117 28 Stockholm

SWEDEN: Teatercentrum
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 ,

UKRAINE: Association Independent Theatre
47, Trostyaneska st. quarter 180 – Kyiv 02175