Arts Council Malta will be participating in IETM’s plenary meeting, taking place in Rijeka, Croatia between 24 and 27 October 2019, and is offering the opportunity to 2 performing artists to form part of its delegation. This call is open to Maltese performing artists or representatives of performing arts organisations based in Malta or abroad.

What is IETM?

IETM is the International network for contemporary performing arts. It is a network of over 450 performing arts organisations and individual members working in the contemporary performing arts worldwide: theatre, dance, circus, performance, interdisciplinary live art forms, new media.

IETM runs two plenary sessions a year in European cities that include debate, pitches and networking alongside an artistic programme of international work. It also holds smaller meetings all over the world. In addition, IETM commission publications and research projects, facilitate communication and distribution of information and advocate for the value of performing arts.

Attending IETM is the ideal opportunity for creative practitioners who want to make international contacts and broaden their understanding of the global challenges facing the performing arts community in the 21st century.

IETM Rijeka in Croatia will explore the theme of audiences. The event aims to deepen and challenge our understanding of participation, cultural democracy, everyday creativity, audience development and ownership. For further information have a look here:


Who can Apply?

Arts Council Malta invites applications from individuals or representatives of organisations, over the age of 22, that work in, or across any of the following disciplines:

  • Theatre
  • Dance
  • Circus
  • Interdisciplinary live art forms
  • New Media (performing arts practitioners working on lighting or sound design, for instance)


How to Apply:

If you are interested in attending IETM, kindly provide the following information by way of application:

  • A copy of your Maltese ID card, residence permit, or passport;
  • An image of yourself, a short biography, and an individual/organisation CV;
  • Your artistic portfolio including visuals and demo’s;
  • Your interest in attending IETM, and why this would be useful to you at this point in your career;
  • If you have attended an IETM meeting previously, why are you keen to attend again;


Also, please answer/address the following question as part of your application:

At what level and in which phase should audiences be involved: on or off stage, in the creative process or in delivering performance, in the management or in the mission and strategies of a cultural organisation, or at each of these steps? 



  • The deadline for applications is August 22, at midday. Chosen applicants will be notified via email, by August 30. Applicants must be available to travel between October 23 and 28.
  • Arts Council Malta will cover flight expenses and airport transfers (against receipts); 3* accommodation; IETM participation fee; up to €60 entrance to attend IETM performances (against receipts).
  • For further information and to submit your application, write to:


Late applications will not be considered.