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PPMI to implement the study on the theatre sector in the EU

21 Nov 2020

PPMI to implement the study on the theatre sector in the EU

In November 2020, PPMI (in cooperation with KEA) commenced implementation of the study ’The situation of theatres in the EU Member States’ (client: European Commission, DG EAC). The purpose of this study is to provide a comprehensive mapping of the social and economic profile and impact of the theatre sector in EU Member States. The study has four main objectives:

  1.  To make relevant data available, which will bridge the knowledge gap about the theatre sector:
    • Data on the socio-economic situation and an overall picture of the sector;
    • Data about the reactions of theatres following the COVID-19 crisis;
    • Data on the educational aspect of theatre professionals. 
  2. To highlight best practices created and displayed during the COVID-19 crisis.
  3. To facilitate action at European level as well as cooperation between organisations and artistic companies.
  4. To provide input for policy recommendations and follow-up at European level. 

To achieve this, we proposed a mixed-methods approach. We will carry out desk-research / systemic literature review, interviews (10 EU-level interviews, and 50 national-level interviews as part of the case study programme), 10 country case studies, and an EU-wide survey of public and private theatres, and theatre professionals. The data collected will feed into a comprehensive mapping of the socio-economic situation of the theatre sector in the EU. The preliminary findings and recommendations of this study will be discussed in a validation workshop.

The assignment is expected to be completed by the end of August 2021.