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Dresden, Germany
11–13 November 2020

The “European Theatre Forum 2020: European Performing Arts in Focus” is an international platform for vision, discourse, exchange, networking and policymaking to strategically strengthen the structurally highly fragmented European theatre sector.

The European Theatre Forum is organised in the frame of the German EU Council Presidency and in cooperation with the German Minister of State for Culture and the Media and the European Commission. It offers, for the first time, a European representation for the entire sector as one of Europe’s major art forms, within and outside Europe. In focus: Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the performing arts and perspectives for the sector.

Objectives of the European Theatre Forum

The aim of the European Theatre Forum is to make visible and promote the outstanding importance of theatre in Europe with its diversity of performance forms, across language barriers, both as an art form and an important public space for cultural-political dialogue. It establishes a creative dialogue process within the sector and with policymakers through partnership and international collaboration.

To strengthen the European theatre sector through international networking and policy dialogue.

To address the issues and implications of the Covid-19 pandemic for European performing arts.

To connect the European theatre scene and the national theatre scene.

Initiative Group

European Theatre Convention, Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste and International Theatre Institute – German Centre are the initiative group for a European Theatre Forum, in the frame of the German EU Council Presidency, in cooperation with the German Minister of State for Culture and Media and the European Commission.

Consortium Group

Assitej International; Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste (BFDK); Europe: Union of Theatre Schools and Academies (E:UTSA); European Association of Independent Performing Arts (EAIPA); European Festival Association (EFA); European Theatre Convention (ETC); IETM - International network for contemporary performing arts; International Theatre Institute (ITI) – German Centre; mitos21; Pearle*, Live Performance Europe; PROSPERO; Union des Théâtres de l’Europe (UTE)

Funding Partners

The European Theatre Forum is funded by the German Minister of State for Culture and Media in the frame of the German EU Council Presidency, the European Commission and European Theatre Convention.

Press Corner

Please direct press inquiries to:
Joséphine Dusol Communication Manager
communication@europeantheatre.eu
+49 (0)30 28441 460