IETM Mission: To stimulate the quality, development and contexts of contemporary performing arts in a global environment by initiating and facilitating: professional networking and communication, the dynamic exchange of information, Know-how transfer and presentations of examples of good practice. Ambition: to empower arts professionals with skills, competences and know-how that help them to - adapt to (and take advantage of) changes in their social and political context due to globalisation, demographic change, and digital revolution - overcome reducing public funding and cultural participation. To produce long term results which will go beyond the sole interest of IETM’s members and other direct participants, to leave a long-term legacy on the cultural landscape in Europe and beyond. To strengthen the impact of the network and ensure its continuous renewal. Basic Principles: Connecting, Learning, Engaging, Communicating. Sharing.