By Aderinsola Ademefun
AS the Brussels-based International Contemporary Performing Arts Network (IETM) continues its expansion programme, geared towards engendering inclusivity in the global performing arts circle, two Africans, Nigeria’s Jerry Adesewo and South Africa’s Nwabisa Plaatjie has been elected into the Advisory Council of the organisation.
Adesewo and Plaatjie were two of the first Africans selected for the IETM Global Connectors fellowship in 2021, along with 14 others from others across the world.
The election took place during the General Assembly in Aarhus Denmark on June 14 but was officially announced on the organisations social media platforms and website.
Nwabisa Plaatjie is an independent South African theatre and current ISPA fellow. She is a playwright, director, and producer with vast experience and an advocate for cultural leadership.
Jerry Adesewo, on the other hand, is the founder and Artistic Director of Arojah Royal Theatre, who also currently sits on the board of the International Contemporary Performing Arts Network (IIAN).
The duo will serve in this self organised think-thank group for for three years, but are eligible to seek re-election for another term of three years in 2026.