Looking Back At....European Theatre Talks

In July 2023, theatre met policy as ETC held a high-profile event in the heart of the Festival d'Avignon, anchoring the much-needed dialogue between artists, the public and European policymakers

The European Theatre Convention brought together artists, European policymakers and the public for the European Theatre Talks, at Festival d'Avignon on 7 July.

The European Theatre Talks, a new series at the Festival d’Avignon, anchored the much-needed dialogue between artists, the public and European policymakers at one of the world’s most important theatre festivals.

Organised by the European Theatre Convention, this year’s talks explored the next steps for The Opole Recommendations, the high-level policy document created by the theatre and performing arts sector as a result of the European Theatre Forum (ETF) 2023.

The speakers also delved into a new guiding tool to ‘green’ European Theatre; the opportunities and challenges presented by a digital theatre platform; and how to promote the next generation of European theatre makers and artists.

The conversation included input from additional European artists and was led by Maria Delgado, theatre academic and moderator of the ETF 2023.

The event was followed by a reception for informal networking and a drink.

We present a big thank you to all the speakers and participants who contributed to the success and vibrancy of the discussions!

With Gabrielle Bernoville, European Commission Creative Europe / Paddy Dillon and Lisa Burger, Renew Culture / Jonathan Thonon, Théâtre de Liège & PROSPERO / Maxime de Brogniez, University of Liège / Antoine Vandenbulke, University of Mons / Tom Leick-Burns, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg & Future Laboratory / Serge Rangoni, Théâtre de Liège & European Theatre Convention / Heidi Wiley, European Theatre Convention / Blanca Li, Teatros del Canal/ Caroline Guiela Nguyen, TNS Théâtre National de Strasbourg

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7 July 2023


Photo: Pascal Gely

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