The British Council are offering bursaries for artists and producers to attend IETM in Munich — a major European performing arts networking event. As part of their mission to embed art made by disabled artists within the UK and international cultural sectors, they are offering bursaries for d/Deaf and disabled artists to join the next IETM gathering, IETM Munich. They will also provide access support through our partners in this programme Unlimited. This is the sixth time that bursaries have been offered to under-represented groups, helping to make sure that Britain is reflected in all its diversity on the world stage. The British Council are offering bursaries for minority ethnic artists to join the delegation too.
IETM (Informal European Theatre Meeting), is a network of over 500 performing arts organisations and individuals working in contemporary performing arts across the world. Members include theatre, dance, circus, new media and live art practitioners, as well as festivals, producers, research centres and institutional bodies. They run two plenary sessions a year in European cities that provide an invaluable chance for participants to meet international contacts, attend talks, see international work and to broaden their understanding of the global challenges for performing arts in the 21st century.
IETM Munich takes place from 1–4 November 2018 and will explore European identity. It will look at what the EU’s motto “United in Diversity” means today, whether Europe is a cultural or geographical entity, and the role of arts professionals in shaping and reflecting these identities. The theme of this meeting makes it even more pressing to have an intersection of identities in the room.
Successful applicants will receive a £500 bursary each. The bursary money can be used to contribute towards costs incurred travelling and staying in Munich. This might include, but is not limited to travel, accommodation, daily expenses and show tickets. In partnership with Unlimited they will also cover access costs and support with access requirements.
The British Council will be looking for applications that demonstrate that attending IETM Munich will be useful to your career. This might mean that your visit is part of a wider international strategy for your work. Alternatively, it might be an important first step for you to explore international networks following success in the UK. The successful bursary recipients will be selected by a panel including experts from the theatre and dance sector together with British Council arts specialists.
Friday 24 August 2018 12:00 (BST)