On 20 May 2016 the Union des Théâtres de l’Europe offered a conference on theatre structures in Europe and the Mediterranean at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa in Milan, Italy. The event formed part of the CONFLICT ZONES | ZONES DE CONFLIT network programme of the UTE and supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
The conference explored the different structures of public theatres in Europe and the Mediterranean. Various funding and management models, organizational systems, production structures, and theatre regulation systems were analysed and compared, with a view to better understand how the general principles guiding national and cultural policies can impact the way theatres are structured.
The objectives of the conference were to stimulate the exchange of information, knowledge, and know-how about the structures of public theatres in Europe and the Mediterranean, to bring forward innovative approaches, and trigger new ideas; but also to better understand the links between politics and theatre, and to open a dialogue between politicians and theatre professionals. Find out more
We feel the relevance of understanding each other’s similarities and differences to bring forward an engaged culture of performing arts, and to promote the responsibility of (artistic) freedom.
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Francisca Carneiro Fernandes (Porto),
Sergio Escobar (Italy),
Enikő Eszenyi (Budapest),
Michal Dočekal (Czech Republic),
Fadhel Jaibi (National Theatre of Tunesia)
Armin Petras and
Jan Hein (Stuttgart) and
Ilan Ronen (Tel Aviv).
The conference took place on 20 May 2016
at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d'Europa
With the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.