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New International Co-Production Manual: The Journey Which is Full of Surprise

Edited by the International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts (IETM) / Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS), Brussels, 2011, 162 pp., ISBN: 978-2-9601106-0-9

Produced jointly by the Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS) and the International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts (IETM), this free online publication aims to explore and demystify the process of international co- production; to explain different models and mechanisms of co-production and to spell out the benefits and challenges. The team of authors that contributed to this edition includes UK-based author and mobility expert Judith Staines, experienced arts manager and consultant Sophie Travers, and Korean performing arts producer and journalist M J Chung.

The Manual consists of four major chapters. The Methodology chapter is about the importance of how to find the common ground among people in different cultures. The Manual chapter systematically describes the trends and methods of co-production, and elaborates types of co-production, trends in international co-production and gives information on how to build experience and capacity. The Case Studies section offers 15 different categories of co-production experiences such as Asia-Asia, Asia-Europe, and Europe-Europe projects. It includes 30 artists, producers and directors of 21 European and Asian countries. The Research Resources section closes the Manual, defining various terms used by different producers and listing additional Asian and European cases as well as references for preparing international tours.

The International Co-Production Manual is available freely at www.ietm.org/upload/files/2_20110615110511.pdf

Contact: IETM, 19 Square Sainctelette, 1000 Brussels, Belgium; e-mail: ietm@ietm.org; www.ietm.org