The “European Theatre Forum 2020: European Performing Arts in Focus” will take place for the very first time from 11 to 13 November. During the three-day event, representatives of the European theatre and performing arts scene and key cultural policy makers will exchange views on current issues.

The programme will be livestreamed online to offer open access and participation to the largest possible European professional audience.

LIVESTREAM: Available to watch anywhere in the world on the Livestream page.

GUESTLIST: Only available to the invited guestlist through the specially designed online platform.

Last update: 20/10/20
All timings are CET – Berlin, Amsterdam, Rome

 

Wednesday 11 November 2020

Setting the Scene 

All day

Informal Networking 

GUESTLIST
Guestlist participants are invited to meet, chat and network in the specially designed virtual space. Join anytime during the Forum days, set up meetings with other guestlist participants and get conn... Read more

Guestlist participants are invited to meet, chat and network in the specially designed virtual space. Join anytime during the Forum days, set up meetings with other guestlist participants and get connected with one another.

09:00 – 09:30

Opening & Welcome 

LIVESTREAM + GUESTLIST
Opening and welcome speeches with Forum Presenters Gina Calinoiu and Ian de Toffoli. More speakers to be announced.   Barbara Gessler, European Commission, DG EAC, Head of Unit Creative Europe J... Read more

Opening and welcome speeches with Forum Presenters Gina Calinoiu and Ian de Toffoli. More speakers to be announced.

 

  • Barbara Gessler, European Commission, DG EAC, Head of Unit Creative Europe
  • Joachim Klement, General Director & Artistic Director, Staatsschauspiel Dresden/Germany

09:30 – 10:00

European Theatre Forum 2020: European Performing Arts in Focus: Opening Speech

LIVESTREAM + GUESTLIST
Speaker to be confirmed. Read more

Speaker to be confirmed.

10:00 – 13:30

Social Dimension of Theatre and the Performing Arts

Keynote & Workshop LIVESTREAM + GUESTLIST
The first day of the programme will focus on the social dimension of the theatre and performing arts sectors. In three parallel workshops, expert speakers and guestlist participants will explore toget... Read more

The first day of the programme will focus on the social dimension of the theatre and performing arts sectors. In three parallel workshops, expert speakers and guestlist participants will explore together the topics of working conditions in the performing arts, international collaboration in theatre and performing arts studies, and accessibility and diversity in the performing arts.

 

  • 10:00 – 10:30
    Keynote and Introduction LIVESTREAM

  • 10:30 - 12:30
    Workshop 1 – Working Conditions in the Performing Arts LIVESTREAM
    Workshop 2 – International Collaboration in Theatre and Performing Arts Studies GUESTLIST
    Workshop 3 – Accessibility and Diversity in the Performing Arts GUESTLIST

  • 12:30 - 12:45
    Break

  • 12:45 - 13:30
    Feedback Plenary LIVESTREAM

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch Break & Networking 

GUESTLIST
Join your fellow guests for lunch and a conversation. Read more

Join your fellow guests for lunch and a conversation.

14:30 – 15:30

Speed Meetings: Networking with National and European Policy-Makers

GUESTLIST
In a dedicated networking session, policy makers on national and European levels are invited to connect with each other and representatives of the sector in speed meetings. Read more

In a dedicated networking session, policy makers on national and European levels are invited to connect with each other and representatives of the sector in speed meetings.

15:30 – 16:30

Table Talks: Connecting the German and European sectors

GUESTLIST
One of the objectives of the European Theatre Forum 2020: European Performing Arts in Focus is “to connect the European theatre scene and the national theatre scene”. Guestlist participants are invite... Read more

One of the objectives of the European Theatre Forum 2020: European Performing Arts in Focus is “to connect the European theatre scene and the national theatre scene”. Guestlist participants are invited to get to know some of the key theatre and performing arts organisations and networks within Germany

 

Thursday 12 November 2020

Making Progress 

All day

Informal Networking

GUESTLIST
Guestlist participants are invited to meet, chat and network in the specially designed virtual space. Join anytime during the Forum days, set up meetings with other guestlist participants and get conn... Read more

Guestlist participants are invited to meet, chat and network in the specially designed virtual space. Join anytime during the Forum days, set up meetings with other guestlist participants and get connected with one another.

09:00 – 09:30

Opening & Welcome

LIVESTREAM + GUESTLIST
Opening and welcome speeches with Forum Presenters Gina Calinoiu and Ian de Toffoli. More speakers to be announced. Read more

Opening and welcome speeches with Forum Presenters Gina Calinoiu and Ian de Toffoli. More speakers to be announced.

09:30 – 10:00

Study: "The Situation of Theatres in the EU Member States"

LIVESTREAM + GUESTLIST
Presentation of an ongoing study into the current situation of theatre in the EU Member States. With Forum Presenters Gina Calinoiu and Ian de Toffoli. Read more

Presentation of an ongoing study into the current situation of theatre in the EU Member States. With Forum Presenters Gina Calinoiu and Ian de Toffoli.

10:00 – 12:45

 

Environmental Sustainability & the EU Cultural Policies / “Greening” the Theatre & Performing Arts Sector

Presentation & Panel Talks LIVESTREAM + GUESTLIST
The second day of the Forum will address the urgent topic of climate change and environmental sustainability and the role the sector can and must play towards a fair, green transition. Young voices wi... Read more

The second day of the Forum will address the urgent topic of climate change and environmental sustainability and the role the sector can and must play towards a fair, green transition. Young voices will be heard and their words will lead into two focussed sessions, looking at sustainability from the perspectives of policy making, science and culture, but also through the lens of good practice from the theatre and performing arts sector.

 

  • 10.00 – 10:30
    Introduction & Prelude "Ihr habt keinen Plan! / You have no plan!" LIVESTREAM

  • 10:30 – 11:15
    Session 1: Culture & Environmental Sustainability: perspectives of policy-making, science & research, cultural system-change, cross-sectoral synergies LIVESTREAM

  • 11:15 – 11:30
    Break

  • 11:30 – 12:15
    Session 2: Embedding environmental sustainability in the theatre & performing arts sector LIVESTREAM

  • 12:15 – 12:45
    Concluding discussion LIVESTREAM

12:45 – 14:15

Lunch Break & Informal Networking

GUESTLIST
Join your fellow guests for lunch and a conversation. Read more

Join your fellow guests for lunch and a conversation.

14:15 – 14:45

Fast Forward European Festival for Young Stage Directors: Opening Event

LIVESTREAM + GUESTLIST
Watch the festival opening event at www.fastforw.art  Read more

Watch the festival opening event at www.fastforw.art 

Afternoon / Evening

Fast Forward European Festival for Young Stage Directors

LIVESTREAM + GUESTLIST
Watch the online programme of the festival at www.fastforw.art  Read more

Watch the online programme of the festival at www.fastforw.art 

 

Friday 13 November 2020

Envisioning the Future

All day

Informal Networking

GUESTLIST
Guestlist participants are invited to meet, chat and network in the specially designed virtual space. Join anytime during the Forum days, set up meetings with other guestlist participants and get conn... Read more

Guestlist participants are invited to meet, chat and network in the specially designed virtual space. Join anytime during the Forum days, set up meetings with other guestlist participants and get connected with one another.

09:00 – 09:30

Opening & Welcome

LIVESTREAM + GUESTLIST
 
Opening and welcome speeches with Forum Presenters Gina Calinoiu and Ian de Toffoli. More speakers to be announced. Read more

Opening and welcome speeches with Forum Presenters Gina Calinoiu and Ian de Toffoli. More speakers to be announced.

09:30 – 12:15

Envisioning European Theatre as Public Space 

Keynote, Panel Talk & Workshops LIVESTREAM + GUESTLIST
The final day of the programme will look at some of the concrete issues facing the sector and envision the theatre of the future. In the keynote, panel discussion and the following workshops we will l... Read more

The final day of the programme will look at some of the concrete issues facing the sector and envision the theatre of the future. In the keynote, panel discussion and the following workshops we will look at the architecture and the spaces of where performing arts take place and go into exploring the fundamentals of our performing practice.

How do we define the public space of a theatre as a very specific and contained place of local gathering in a European context of multilingualism and social diversity? Can the performing arts be avantgarde for framing our culture, our societies, and the vision of a future Europe?  The final voices heard will be those of 7 internationally renowned artists and leading creators of theatre companies, theatre institutions and festivals from different European countries. They will share their ways of working and tell of their distinct experiences with international collaboration.

 

  • 09:30 – 09:45
    Keynote: Envisioning European theatre as public space LIVESTREAM

  • 09:45 – 10:45
    Panel Talk: The Making Of! European Theatre – Investing in International Collaboration LIVESTREAM

  • 10:45 – 11:00
    Break

  • 11:00 – 12:15
    Artist Workshops: Found in Translation – Diversity and Understanding in International Theatre Cooperation GUESTLIST

12:20 – 12:50

European Theatre Forum Conclusion 

LIVESTREAM + GUESTLIST
Concluding discussion with the European Theatre Forum Consortium group of theatre and performing arts networks. Read more

Concluding discussion with the European Theatre Forum Consortium group of theatre and performing arts networks.

12:50

Closing Celebration

GUESTLIST

Afternoon / Evening

Fast Forward European Festival for Young Stage Directors

LIVESTREAM + GUESTLIST
Watch the online programme of the festival at www.fastforw.art  Read more

Watch the online programme of the festival at www.fastforw.art 

Funding Partners

The European Theatre Forum 2020: European Performing Arts in Focus 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.