The book is based on an international conference on behalf of Pearle: Government support for the Performing Arts in EU member states. Experiences, perspectives, best practices.
State on Stage tunes in on the relationship between governments and performing arts in European countries over the past fifteen years. In order to survive, performing arts organizations in Europe must adapt to ongoing changes in the artistic, commercial and political climate. Although maximizing market revenues has become business as usual for companies and venues, most still require substantial involvement from the government.