IETM Australia Council Collaboration Project- a successful meeting in Krakow

Posted on October 20, 2011



http://artery.australiacouncil.gov.au/2011/12/network-inspires-international-partnerships/

 

I accompanied a delegation of Australian artists, producers and presenters to the IETM meeting in Krakow, Poland in my first overseas engagement in the role of Project Director. This busy meeting comprised of programmed discussions, platform presentations of work and many occasions to socialise and share with colleagues from across the fifty member countries from which IETM members hail. I supported the Australian delegates to make connections to presenters in the network I have been developing since my time working in Europe and like them, I made new contacts and discovered new opportunities myself. This meeting was themed around the political and social unrest in Europe and was characterised by its enthusiasm for arts activism. I gained a useful update on the arts funding environment in central and eastern Europe and made new Polish contacts in particular. A satisfying, enriching and inspiring experience- as always with IETM.

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