IETM Sofia 2014 |16th – 19th Oct. 2014 |NDK Sofia

IETM Autumn Plenary Meeting, Sofia – Bulgaria, 16 – 19 October 2014

Change is not about tomorrow, it’s about right now. We accepted the crisis as a part of reality, but today is a moment to look at it as a step to new opportunities, partnerships and solutions. How can we, as artists and cultural operators, inspire a more human, bright and vibrant future? Can we give our society the new patterns needed, new ideas and incentives? Do we need to rethink deeply our position in the social ecosystem?

In October 2014 IETM Plenary Meeting will gather performing artists and professionals from all around the world to address the vital issues of today and shape the strategies of tomorrow. New sustainable models in the cultural sector, measuring the impact of artistic practices, reinforcement of connections with the audiences, mobility of artists – these and other topics will be at the heart of the discussions. The meeting will also offer a unique opportunity to get to know the Bulgarian contemporary arts scene.
The location of the meeting in Sofia – a place, where the transition is a constant process,
will encourage participants to create a space for exploring new possibilities and reflect
on change as a way of strengthening and advancement.
IETM Sofia is organized by ACT Association in collaboration with Culture Desk Foundation and Art Office, with the support of the Culture Ministry of Bulgaria and Municipality of Sofia, in support of the candidacy of Sofia and Southwest region for European Capital of Culture in 2019.