For the first time in Pearle* history, on 16 and 17 November representatives from more than 20 European countries came together in Slovenia. Hosted by the Association of Slovene Theatre Managers, the 66th Pearle* conference was held at the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre and chaired by the president of Pearle*, Sébastien Justine.
During the General Assembly, the Pearle* members endorsed a declaration on good employment within the live performance sector. In this paper, members underline their employers’ role as facilitators for work in a context of fair working conditions, fostering an environment where artists and cultural professionals can flourish. Through this declaration, the League commits to promoting the growth and sustainability of the sector, ensuring that the performing arts continue to thrive and enrich Europe’s cultural heritage.
Sébastien Justine, President of Pearle* added: ‘I am very pleased with this declaration which is supported by all members, as it underlines the importance we attach to our human capital and the many talents that form the basis of our organisations.’
The 66th Pearle* conference featured experts in topics ranging from digital to funding opportunities, innovation, and the environment. After an eye-opening introduction to AI, attendees learned more about the concept of innovation in culture and creativity and reflected on ways to include innovative approaches in their daily activities. The conference was also an opportunity to understand how cultural organisations can fully play their role in society and contribute to the fight against climate change.
An info session in collaboration with Motovila, the Mobility Info Point and Creative Europe Desk in Slovenia provided insights into Creative Europe opportunities and featured a unique preview of the Perform Europe Open Call. To be released on 1 December, the call will support innovative ideas to make the international touring of performing arts more inclusive and ecologically sustainable. Participants also exchanged on the European elections to be held next year.