IETM Multi-location Plenary Meeting October 2020: Scotland
IETM Multi-location Plenary Meeting October 2020: Scotland

IETM Multi-location Plenary Meeting October 2020: Scotland

What Matters Now for the performing arts?
01.10.20 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Online // Various sites across Scotland

About IETM October 2020: What Matters Now?

On 1-2 October, the very first IETM Multi-location Plenary Meeting will combine simultaneous participation in IETM's online programme as well as in on-site programmes prepared by local IETM members in more than 20 locations across the globe. The aim is to define, all together, What Matters Now for the performing arts.

The local Plenary meeting in Scotland, UK, will be hosted by IETM member The Work Room. The local meeting is open to both IETM members and non members but registration is mandatory.

About IETM: Local Meeting in Scotland

As we are still limited in how we can gather inside in Scotland, our invitation is to connect with the IETM programme virtually from your own space and also to create reflective space around this.

The Work Room is collaborating with IETM members across Scotland to create moments on the Friday morning to gather, and walk outside – with others or individually. For many of us, lockdown re-ignited our relationship with outdoors and green spaces in our neighbourhoods. We will use the practice of walking to reflect on localism and our international connections.

More about the Scottish programme: here




Thursday, 1 October

13:00 - 14:45 BST IETM online programme (global): What matters now? Plenary discussion

The theme of the Multi-location Plenary Meeting will allow us to speak out on what truly matters in the different context in which we now evolve. A series of short addresses from speakers with versatile backgrounds will trigger live and online, local and international discussions.

Venue: Online         Access: Speech-to-text captioning

15:30 - 16:30 BST Zoom Social (local)
Bring your glass of wine/ beer/ fizzy juice and canape and we will attempt to recreate the reception online as a place to meet your fellow Scottish IETM members, catch up with old pals and meet some folk you might not have met before.

Venue: Online       Access: Live captioning from Louise Pepper 

Friday, 2 October

09:00 - 10:00 BST IETM online programme (global): IETM Pitchorama

This brand new session will showcase a series of 6 projects pitched by IETM members in 3-minute videos before leaving room for questions and feedback from participants.

Venue: Online     Access: Speech-to-text captioning

10:30 - 12:30 BST Walk & Talk (local)
You are invited to head outside. We are working with other IETM members in Scotland to host walks in different locations and hope to have a range of different opportunities in cities and rural locations across Scotland. Through walking & talking , we will reflect on the online presentations from the day before, our own situations in Scotland and how, moving forward, we continue to connect internationally.

Venue: Participants registered in the local meeting in Scotland will be contacted ahead of the meeting to determine the different walking groups and itineraries at various locations in Scotland.

13:00 -14:00 BST IETM online programme (global): IETM info cell

An hour of valuable information on IETM: overview of the current and upcoming activities and projects, update on the recent and forthcoming policy and advocacy work, and introduction to the different working groups of IETM.

Venue: Online      Access: Speech-to-text captioning

For any question regarding the local programme of the meeting in Scotland, please get in touch directly with Anita Clark at

Covid-19 Regulations.

Given current travel and gathering restrictions, the meeting will focus on gathering the Scottish performing arts community. We encourage international participants to choose another location or to follow the content online.

We will adhere to current Scottish Government guidelines in planning the walks on Friday 2 October and manage the numbers in groups gathering accordingly. Currently this allows for people from a maximum of 5 different households to gather out-of-doors (up to a maximum of 15 people). We are aware that this is a fluid situation so will monitor and adjust our approach accordingly if needed.


In order to meet the needs as much as possible, IETM collect your access requirements when you create your account and register for the meeting. Speech-to-text captioning is guaranteed the entire global IETM online programme. The Scotland Zoom Social will have BSL interpretation and live captioning. For the local Walk and Talk events, access may vary. For questions regarding the overall accessibility of the local meeting in Scotland, email IETM Production Officer at


For more information about IETM October Multi-location Plenary meeting visit: