IETM - International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts


IETM is a membership organisation which exists to stimulate the quality, development and contexts of contemporary performing arts in global environment. It aims at proving the value of the performing arts in society by:

  • initiating and facilitating professional networking and communication
  • the dynamic exchange of information
  • know-how transfer and presentations of examples of good practice

IETM aims to:

  • anticipate change affecting the contemporary arts sector, and be an actor in that change
  • improve the conditions in which contemporary performing arts are made, diffused and appreciated
  • be an agent for mobilising members to mutually strengthen one another through sharing and networking
  • anticipate artistic tendencies and evolutions in contemporary performing arts
  • promote professionalism and excellence in contemporary performing arts
  • support the dynamism of performing arts by catalysing international partnerships, exchanges, collaborations and knowledge transfer

IETM has around 500 subscribing member organisations from 50 countries. It includes organisations with many years’ experience of working internationally, as well as those who wish to start.


IETM International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts
19 Square Sainctelette
1000 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)2 201 09 15