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Survey Situation of Theatres

KEA European Affairs, together with PPMI, is carrying out a study for the European Commission Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture on the situation of theatres in the EU Member States. This first of its kind EU-wide study on the theatre sector will result in a comprehensive mapping of its social and economic profile.

The study will contribute to the development of the European Theatre Initiative, which seeks to provide better support to the theatre sector at a European level.

The organisers aim to collect responses across all EU Member States. They are looking forward to receiving responses from persons representing the following stakeholder groups:

Individual theatre companies (theatre venues, production companies, groups or ensembles, festivals, etc.)
Theatre professionals (artists, directors, technical staff, university lecturers, theatre education pedagogues, etc.)
Education providing institutions (drama schools and academies, universities, informal learning institutions, etc.)
Institutions representing the sector (associations, networks, policy institutions etc.) and other professional groups

We aim to collect data covering different aspects of the theatre sector. Survey questions focus on such aspects as funding models of theatre companies, employment conditions of theatre professionals, collaboration within the sector and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Respondents are invited to complete the survey by 30 April 2021. The survey can be found here.

PPMI aims to provide research-based advice aimed at improving public policies and their management. The organisation helps public sector organisations deal with contemporary public policy challenges.

KEA is an international policy design research centre specialised in culture and creative industries as well as sport, education and youth. Based in Brussels, KEA’s mission is to provide policy advice to make territories, organisations and people more aware of their cultural and creative resources, to unlock the potential of culture including heritage for economic and social development.