What happened to us in the past months? We finally had more time to (self-) reflect. By ourselves, in our homes or together with our colleagues across the Web. We experienced – sometimes – our funders becoming more flexible and letting us do what we felt relevant. We had time and space to recall some of our core needs and purposes. Some of us reached new communities and appeared in new physical and digital spaces – those we even didn’t think of. We looked at our role in society in a different way – our role to bring intimacy, heal wounds, stimulate reflection.
All this has happened amidst profound losses and enduring uncertainty.
What’s next? IETM invites you to join a collective reflection on how we can build on what we have learned and think of new ways to reposition the arts as a relevant agent for social change.
Co-organised by Institut Català de Les Empreses Culturals - Catalan Arts and Institut Ramon Llull, in collaboration with the Temporada Alta Festival and the Girona City Council, IETM’s next Satellite Meeting will be held from 25-27 November 2021 in Girona. Participants will hear from initiatives that have fostered social change and explore ways to deconstruct the role of the arts within our society. They will be able to follow one of three different thematic threads, each exploring a particular space for social change:
- New funding schemes and cultural policies.
- Alternative models for the international.
- Opportunities for artistic innovation.
The city of Girona and its surrounding, vibrant artistic scene will also be explored, through artistic visits and a rich artistic programme. And online participants will be able to actively take part in some of the meeting activities.
Travel grants are offered to IETM members – regardless of the country where they are based – who fit the following criteria:
- You have/your organisation has been a member of IETM for at least one year.
- The annual turnover of your organisation or of your freelance activities doesn’t exceed 100,000 euros.
- You have already settled your membership fee for 2021.
The grants can cover up to 75% of the travel and accommodation expenses in connection with the meeting.