Global Connect is an IETM programme created with and supported by IETM Associate Members.

The goal of Global Connect is to make their network more inclusivediverse and accessible. Since 2022, IETM Global Connect has supported and welcomed 33 established performing arts professionals from five continents to our network. These professionals have enhanced our dialogues with their knowledge and experiences.

IETM is proud to launch the third international open call to participate in the 2024 Global Connect programme, which includes new and exciting opportunities inspired by the key takeaways from the first two editions of the programme. They are seeking applications from performing arts professionals worldwide (producers, artists, managers, presenters, etc.) who are working across all performing arts fields - except for live music - and who have at least five years of professional experience in the sector. 

Global Connect 2024 is looking for up to ten professionals who are leaders in their own local community and are committed to inclusion, accessibility and connectivity – in the international sector at large and within their local communities.  

The 2024 Global Connect programme will offer the selected candidates a free IETM membership for five years (2024 - 2028) with several benefits, including free access to all IETM meetings; participation in four exclusive online sessions from January to May 2024 - including an opportunity to present your work to all IETM members - and funding support to take part in the 2024 IETM Plenary Meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria from 12 to 15 June 2024. Read a more detailed offer of the programme here.

Deadline to apply: 2 November 2023 at 23:59 CET

Read the full open call here

IETM - International network for the contemporary performing arts is one of the oldest and largest international cultural networks, representing the voice of over 500 performing arts and organisations working in the contemporary performing arts worldwide. IETM’s Associate Members are public institutions, official bodies, arts funding organisations, foundations, etc. active in their countries and internationally in supporting the performing arts field. 

IETM Associate Members supporting the IETM Global Connect programme include: Arts Council England (UK), Arts Council Malta (Malta), Arts Council of Wales / Wales Arts International / Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru / Celfyddydau Rhyngwladol Cymru (Wales, UK), Australia Council for the Arts (Australia), Belfast City Council, Northern Ireland (UK), British Council (UK), Canada Council for the Arts / Conseil des Arts du Canada (Canada), Creative Scotland (Scotland, UK), Danish Arts Foundation (Denmark), Dutch Performing Arts / Stichting Fonds Podiumkunsten (Netherlands), ONDA (Office National de Diffusion Artistique) (France), Pro Helvetia (Switzerland), The Arts Council | An Chomhairle Ealaíon (Ireland), Statens kulturråd / Swedish Arts Council (Sweden).