Join us for our upcoming webinar with IETM - International network for contemporary performing arts!

IETM includes over 500 performing arts organisations and individual members working in the contemporary performing arts worldwide: theatre, dance, circus, performance, interdisciplinary live art forms and new media.

The webinar will bring together speakers who will share with us their insights and experiences about IETM. The conversation will not be complete without your participation and without the questions you might like to make!

The session will take place on 5 December at 6pm CET on Zoom. It shall be moderated by Ása Richardsdóttir, IETM Secretariat and Dr Romina Delia, Internationalisation Executive at Arts Council Malta.

The general audience will be able to contribute to this 60-minute webinar session by registering through this link  

A competitive call by Arts Council Malta is also currently open for Maltese performing artists who wish to experience IETM in 2024. Membership and attendance in IETM events in 2024 will be covered by Arts Council Malta for successful applicants. 


Ása Richardsdóttir, Secretary general of IETM

Ása Richardsdóttir is the secretary general of IETM – the largest international network in the performing arts. 

She has led a versatile career in the performing arts, culture, academia, banking, politics and media.  She was a television reporter at RÚV Iceland, founder of theatre, Kaffileikhusid, executive director of Iceland Dance Company, president of Performing Arts Iceland, project leader of ICE HOT Reykjavík Nordic Dance Platform and Wilderness dance, founder of keðja dance network and producer of various artistic projects and international collaborations for the last 25 years.  She is co-author of the guide for artists and producers It Starts With a Conversation.


Margherita Petti, IETM Membership Manager

Margherita currently is IETM's Membership Manager. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Management and Marketing and a Master's degree in "Innovation and Organization of Culture and the Arts" from the University of Bologna. She has always paired her studies with direct experience of the cultural sector, specifically as a dance practitioner and covering various roles in festivals and events in Italy and Barcelona. She joined IETM in 2021, now covering the role of Membership Manager while taking care of other side cultural and artistic projects.


Cristina Carlini, Performing Arts Project Manager, IETM member (Italy)

Cristina Carlini is a performing arts project manager and lecturer, specialised in innovation of processes and services for networking and international cooperation. She is one of the co-founders of, a social enterprise focusing on internationalisation of the Italian cultural sector, promoting tailored programmes, researches and innovative methodologies, including an experimental online platform.

She was project manager of IETM Spring Plenary Meeting Bergamo 2015, in charge of international projects for Marche Teatro / Inteatro Festival until 2022, project manager of the Italy/extra EU programme “Crossing the sea” and is now freelance consultant on the topic for several organizations, including Emilia Romagna Teatro. She in engaged in cultural-regeneration and development of cultural projects for Municipalities and public entities; among them, she has a long collaboration with Ascoli Piceno Municipality, and she is currently Artistic Director of the application of Rimini as Italian Capital of Culture. She teaches international management and she take part in events and programme as mentor and facilitator in Italy and abroad.

Jenny Vila, Creative Producer, IETM Member (Spain, Majorca)

Jenny Vila was born in Stockholm, grew up in Spain and Sweden and trained in London, graduating with honours in Technical Theatre from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). She worked as Producer of the Festival Internacional de Teatre Visual i Titelles in Barcelona, Technical Manager for the Singapore Carousel Festival and Venue Director for the New York Fringe. From 2005 to 2010 She was the International Producer of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival and the Norwich International Puppet Festival. In Australia, Vila was Barking Gecko’s Associate Producer for two years, taking "Driving Into Walls" to the Sydney Opera House. For the Perth Festival, she project managed Teatro de los Sentidos, La Marea, Punchdrunk’s The House Where Winter Lives and in 2015, stage managed Royal de Luxe’s The Little Girl Giant. Later that same year, she project managed the first Directors Lab: Melbourne. For the Melbourne Festival, she project managed Teatro de los Sentidos in 2016. In 2017 Vila was as one of the Producers for the Melbourne Festival, producing Taylor Mac’s “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music”, managing a touring party of 34 and employing over 100 local Melbourne artists. Since 2016 she has been the Creative Producer for Spanish company La Mecànica and for the Antigona Intercontinental project, a co-production between Spain, Australia and Chile. She has also worked on numerous productions as a Lighting Designer, mainly in Spain and Australia and have produced five short films, including “Mrs McCutcheon” which has won 27 international awards and has been screened at over 65 international film festivals. Vila currently lives in Mallorca where she  works with local artists as producer/lighting designer, and also co-runs the company La Mecànica.

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