Dervishes – A film by RJ Muna
Choreographed + performed by Katherine Helen Fisher + Jaime Verazin
© RJ Muna


The Vienna-based IMZ International Music + Media Centre is a Nonprofit Organisation that was founded under the aegis of UNESCO in 1961 to preserve the performing arts as a cultural asset.

With this goal in mind, our mission is to promote the performing arts in and through audiovisual media in order to make music + dance performances available for future generations but also to reach + engage new audiences through the more easily accessible medium film.

As a global business network for more than 150 IMZ Member Organisations, the IMZ provides relevant information + opportunities for those active at the intersection of performing arts + media: leading film + TV production companies, public + private broadcasters, streaming platforms, distributors + record labels as well as opera houses, concert halls, orchestras and dance companies.

Connecting Europe and the World

The Creative Europe programme provides support for European Networks to help the cultural and creative sectors to operate transnationally and to strengthen their competiveness.

Seeing that the IMZ’s missions align in many regards, we are proud to act as an Ambassador for the Creative Europe programme and the notion of European and transnational connectivity + cultural exchange. While our activities might be concentrated in but not restricted to Europe alone, the support of the EU allows the IMZ to intensify and expand its activities with a global impact. Through the Creative Europe - Culture Sub-Programme - Support to European Networks programme the relations between participating networks are strengthened and the IMZ is very happy to be more closely involved with the other European organisations committed to cultural excellence.



The activities of the IMZ fully incorporate the purpose of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, aiming at highlighting Europe’s cultural diversity and the strength of its creative sectors. The role of the IMZ in broadening the audience through the dissemination of cultural content through audiovisual media is essential in bringing European citizens closer to their material and immaterial cultural heritage and contemporary creation.

Head of Unit Creative Europe – European Commission &
Directorate General – Education and Culture


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