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A new international day to celebrate: World Opera Day
The International Theatre Institute ITI congratulates the Opera Europa, OPERA America and Ópera LatinoAmerica for the launch of World Opera Day on 25 October 2019 during an event held in Strasbourg (France) and Karlsruhe (Germany). It recommends to the Centres of ITI to assist Opera in their countries with the know-how of World Theatre Day and International Dance Day that the Centre may have.
The first ever World Opera Day will be held on 25 October 2019, with an international social media campaign and local events shining the light on Opera’s contribution to citizens' wellbeing. The three main opera associations join forces with encouragement from UNESCO and the International Theatre Institute to remind people of the role of artistic expression and creativity.
To engage with the initiative, we invite our members to join the World Opera Day social media campaign via their channels. Gather and publish 30 second videos showing the benefit of opera: young and dynamic singers or musicians that can communicate their enthusiasm for opera, testimonies of children who were involved in one of your educational programmes. On World Opera Day, publish these videos and interesting World Opera Day events on your channels with the hashtag #WorldOperaDay.
Please let celia(at)opera-europa.org know about your plans! >>For more information from the event organizers, please click here.
Join World Opera Day!
International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama – Cyprus, July 2020
The Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Cyprus Centre of the International Theatre Institute and the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, announce the opening of the submission of proposals by Cypriot theatre groups/individuals and by theatre groups/individuals not residing in Cyprus, to participate in the twenty-fourth edition of the “International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama”, which will be held from the end of June until the end of July 2020, in Cyprus.
The deadline for submissions is: Monday, December 2, 2019. Please visit www.greekdramafest.com or >>click here to see the call in full.
Critical Stages/Scènes Critiques: Call for Articles and Essays
The International Association of Theatre Critics IATC’s Critical Stages/Scènes Critiques, a peer reviewed journal, wish to post a call for articles and essays on the theme of the ‘theatricality of music and the musicality of theatre’. Critics, scholars and art enthusiasts are encouraged to write on the aesthetics, meanings and social implications of music in theatre and, equally, of theatre in music, for a special journal which will be published June 2020.
The maximum length of an essay is 3,500 words, in French or English, and must conform to >>the Style Guide and >>Submission Guidelines. Deadline for submissions is March 2020. For more information email octavian_saiu(at)yahoo.com
Mitambo International Theatre Festival, Zimbabwe 2019
The Zimbabwe Theatre Academy in partnership with the Network of Emerging Arts Professionals, Zimbabwe Centre of the International Theatre Institute and Africalia are pleased to be able to announce the creation of the Mitambo International Theatre Festival.
The inaugural edition will run from 8-12 October 2019 in Harare, Zimbabwe, and hopes to comprise both local and international performances and workshops. Mitambo, a Shona word for ‘plays’, truly encapsulates what the festival is about; a platform through which local communities can access and celebrate the diversity of cultural identity and artistic expression.
For more information, contact Lloyd Nyikadzino at lloydnyikadzino(at)gmail.com
International Competition: Dramatic Adaptations of Sholem Aleichem Short Stories
2019 has been declared as “The Sholem Aleichem Year” due to it being the 160th anniversary of the birth of the great Yiddish and international humour celebrity. The writer Sholem Aleichem’s (1859-1916) writings abound with a humanistic outlook and ardent faith in the goodness of people, and as such promote tolerance, understanding, peace and belief in a better future in accordance with the Charter of ITI.
The International Playwrights Forum (IPF) of the ITI, in collaboration with the Israeli Centre of ITI and The Institute for Jewish Theatre, calls upon playwrights and writers worldwide to participate in a competition for the 3 best adaptations of Sholem Aleichem's short stories. The winning plays will be chosen by a jury whose members will be selected by the IPF.
>>Please see the Call for Submissions for further details. The deadline is 30 March 2020.
UNIMA: Call for Entries in the 2020 Arlyn Award for Outstanding Design in the Puppet Theatre
The Union Internationale de la Marionnette – UNIMA – are pleased to announce their call for entries to the prestigious Arlyn Award, named after Arlyn Coad, co-founder and artistic director of Coad Canada Puppets, and rewarding Outstanding Design in the Puppet Theatre.
The Arlyn Award is a world-wide search for outstanding design in the puppet theatre. It runs every two years, and is open to people all around the globe. First prize stands to receive $1,000,000 USD, with Certificates of Recognition being handed out to other entrants.
>>To find out more, please visit the UNIMA Website, by clicking here. Entrants must abide by the terms and conditions – deadline for applications is 15 February 2020.
The International Theatre Festival for Southern Youth – Egypt
The (Seen) Foundation for Culture and Creativity declared applications are now open for the Fifth session of The International Theatre Festival for Southern Youth, which will be held in Assiut Governorate – Egypt - from 8 to 14 April 2020.
The event revolves around two competitions (one for folklore performances, the other for street theatre), workshops, and performances. >>For more information regarding terms and conditions and how to apply, please click here or email Seen.fcc(at)gmail.com
Argentine Dance Council: 41st Anniversary Celebrations Award Ceremony
The Argentine Dance Council, a Cooperating Member of ITI, celebrated their 41st Anniversary in Buenos Aires on 2 September.
To mark the event, the 10th National Dance Competition “Consejo Argentino de la Danza Paloma Herrera Award” was bestowed upon 16-year-old Miss Romina García Vázquez in the classical category and 19-year-old Miss Camila Arechavaleta in the contemporary dance category. Following this, the Argentine Dance Council held a “Dancing for Peace” event in cooperation with UNICEF on 10 September.
GavranFest: Celebrating Croatian Author Miro Gavran in Prague
The tenth GavranFest, the international theatre festival dedicated to the Croatian author Miro Gavran will be held from the 7th to the 12th of October 2019 in Prague in Czech Republic.
This year, theatres from six countries will take part: the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Albania, Serbia, Hungary and Croatia.
>>Programme/More Info www.mirogavran.com
Call for Application for the Second Student Festival of the ITI/UNESCO Network at Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d'Europa
The Network Secretariat is pleased to announce a second Student Festival of the ITI/UNESCO Network has been confirmed, and applications are now open. The Student Festival will be held at the facilities of Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d'Europa in Milan/Italy from Monday to Friday, 13 to 17 July 2020. Ten successful applicant Universities/Institutions from the ITI/UNESCO Network will be invited to bring a group of up to ten people to give a performance related to the theme of “Home”. The attending professor is also asked to give a workshop during the festival.
The hosts have kindly agreed to provide accommodation and breakfast to successful applicants. Travel and visa costs must be covered by the applicants themselves.
This presents a fantastic opportunity for the Member Institutions of the ITI/UNESCO Network to give their students a wonderful experience on a global stage and for the teachers to exchange with their colleagues. We wish you luck in your applications, which must follow the terms and conditions laid out in the call. The deadline for applications is 15 November 2019. Only Network Member Institutions can apply.
>>Click here to view The Call in full
>>Click here to view the Application Form
Open Call: Traditional Performing Arts Seminar within One Belt and One Road Countries, Shanghai Theatre Academy 13-15 November 2019
The Shanghai Theatre Academy announced wishes to share its first event related to its ‘Silk Road Platform’.
From Wednesday-Friday, 13 to 15 November 2019, Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA) and the International Theatre Institute (ITI) wish to invite professors and students from ITI/UNESCO Network Institutions to take part in Traditional Performing Arts Seminar focusing on the Silk Road – the One Belt & One Road countries. The Event will contain seminars, workshops and student Performances relating to Traditional Performing Arts. Those interested are encouraged to >>click here for further information and >>view the Open Call and >>Application Form if they wish to apply. Deadline: 28 September 2019.
54th Edition of Borštnikovo – Maribor Theatre Festival / European Regional Council Session
This year the European Regional Council is hosted by the Borštnikovo, also known as the Maribor Theatre Festival. It takes place in the Slovenian city of Maribor from 14 to 27 October. For the duration of the festival the City of Maribor, Slovenia, will become a cultural hub, and as part of its efforts it has invited the members of the European Regional Council of ITI to visit the festival and use the inspiring atmosphere for creating joint venture strategies and exchange examples of good practices for the European region.
For more information about the Festival, which is open to people from all around the world: https://www.borstnikovo.si/en/news/festival-preparations-in-full-swing/ or: https://www.borstnikovo.si/en/ If you’re part of an ITI Centre from Europe, check with Roberta Quarta if your Centre is already part of the invited guests. Email: teatro(at)astragali.org
ITI Montenegro: “Conversation about Love" directed by Jernej Lorenci & Involvement in the XXIII International Master -The New Commedia dell’Arte
The Montenegro Centre of ITI have two exciting updates to share.
Firstly, they wish to announce the premiere of “Conversation about Love" directed by Jernej Lorenci at the Royal Theatre Zetski dom in Cetinje. The play has been made possible by the EU funded project “ADNICH” and the ART Ghetto programme of the Royal Theatre. It is a result of the co-production between Royal Theatre Zetski dom Cetinje and the Slovenian National Theatre in Ljubljana and as an international project, the play will gather actors and actresses from four countries: Italy, Albania, Montenegro and Slovenia. The premiere will take place on 14 September, with reprises to follow. For more information, please contact kraljevic.zetskidom(at)gmail.com
Furthermore, ITI Montenegro are proud to announce that Montenegrin actress Marija Masha Labudovic will participate to the XXIII International Master -The New Commedia dell’Arte (1 - 22 September 2019) in Pordenone Italy. This marks a special occasion for cross cultural exchange within theatre.
UNIMA: Call for Entries in the 2020 Arlyn Award for Outstanding Design in the Puppet Theatre
The Union Internationale de la Maronnette – UNIMA – are pleased to announce their call for entries to the prestigious Arlyn Award, named after Arlyn Coad, co-founder and artistic director of Coad Canada Puppets, and rewarding Outstanding Design in the Puppet Theatre.
The Arlyn Award is a world-wide search for outstanding design in the puppet theatre. It runs every two years, and is open to people all around the globe. First prize stands to receive $1,000,000 USD, with Certificates of Recognition being handed out to other entrants.
>>To find out more, please visit the UNIMA Website, by clicking here. Entrants must abide by the terms and conditions – deadline for applications is 15 February 2020.
Obituary
It is with great sadness that ITI relays the news regarding the passing of Zimbabwean cultural expert, Stephen Chifunyise.
Stephen Chifunyise was critical in the establishment of ITI Centres in southern Africa. He was a board member of the Zimbabwe Centre of the International Theatre Institute, and raised awareness of the intangible cultural heritage of the region. He will be greatly missed.
>>For a full obituary from Lloyd Nyikadzino, Coordinator of the ITI Zimbabwean Centre, click here.
Hi PerformanCZ: Prague Visitors' Program - 22-25 April, 2020: Text-Based and New Plays Theatre Performances
Experience Czech text-based and new plays theatre productions within a special programme package for international audiences. Hi PerformanCZ: Prague Visitors´ Program is organized by the Arts and Theatre Institute together with the National Theatre and Prague theatres. They offer free accommodation, tickets and networking activities for a limited number of visitors. Registration is open until 30 October 2019. >>To register, click here.
>>For more information, view the Call or email martina.peckova-cerna(at)idu.cz
International Competition: Dramatic Adaptations of Sholem Aleichem Short Stories
2019 has been declared as “The Sholem Aleichem Year” due to it being the 160th anniversary of the birth of the great Yiddish and international humour celebrity. The writer Sholem Aleichem’s (1859-1916) writings abound with a humanistic outlook and ardent faith in the goodness of people, and as such promote tolerance, understanding, peace and belief in a better future in accordance with the Charter of ITI.
The International Playwrights Forum (IPF) of the ITI, in collaboration with the Israeli Centre of ITI and The Institute for Jewish Theatre, calls upon playwrights and writers worldwide to participate in a competition for the 3 best adaptations of Sholem Aleichem's short stories. The winning plays will be chosen by a jury whose members will be selected by the IPF.
>>Please see the Call for Submissions for further details. The deadline is 30 March 2020. >>For the French version of the Call for Submissions please click here
News from Slovenia - Maribor Theatre Festival coming up in October!
The programme for the 54th Maribor Theatre Festival is ready. In the second half of October, Maribor (Slovenia) will once again be the epicentre of the theatre (and theatre related) meetings and exchanges.
Importantly, this event will play host to the European Regional Council Meeting, as well as a competition, symposiums, meetings and performances. >>For more information, please click here or visit the website; www.borstnikovo.si/en/
Tokyo Tokyo Festival Grant – Applications Open
Arts Council Tokyo are pleased to announce that applications for the 2nd Term of the FY2019 Tokyo Tokyo Festival Grant are now open.
The Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL is an initiative that will see a variety of cultural programmes unfold in the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, promoting Tokyo’s appeal as a city of arts and culture. They are looking for applications to their “Overseas Artistic Creation in Tokyo” category, which will be made up of theatre projects which provide support to projects in Tokyo that encourage creation.
Applications should be made in Japanese by organizations based in Japan - thus overseas organizations are required to collaborate with local partners. >>Please refer to the guidelines and >>their website for further details.
20th International Drama Colony of Croatia
The International Drama Colony was held in the Croatian city of Grožnjan from 1-7 July 2019. This year’s programme was accomplished in collaboration between the Croatian ITI Centre and the North Macedonian Centre of ITI.
The International Drama Colony in Grožnjan has been held since 1999. The main goals are verification of new foreign and domestic plays through stage readings and to establish collaboration between Croatia and other countries through the exchange of plays. For more information, such as how to be involved in next year’s edition, contact the Croatian ITI Centre - hcentariti(at)gmail.com
Final Invitation & Call – Gurdjieff Institute Centenary Celebrations, Tbilisi, Georgia
The Gurdjieff Institute – in association with the Georgian Centre of ITI – are pleased to be send you a call for participation for the Gurdjieff Centenary Celebrations, an event to mark the 100th anniversary since the mystic George Gurdjieff moved to Tbilisi, Georgia.
The event will be celebrated in Tbilisi from 10-13 October 2019 with workshops, exhibitions, conferences, films, performances, concerts & guided tours to places where Gurdjieff lived and worked. The deadline for applications is 25 July 2019.
>>For a Registration Form, please click here.
>>For further information on the different ways you can participate, please view this Call.
>>For full information on the Gurdjieff Institute of Georgia, please click here.
International Call – Alba International Physical Theatre Festival
The Alba International Physical Theatre Festival are calling for participants to their inaugural event, which will take place in Alba, Italy, from 14-16 February 2020.
Their panel are looking for physical theatre shows with no verbal interaction so that pieces can be appreciated by audiences of any nationality. There is no specific requirement on the genre of the show proposed. Shows should have a minimum length of 45 minutes. Selected groups will be given a minimum of 500 euros, though travel costs cannot be covered by the festival.
The deadline for application is 31 July 2019. Those interested please visit www.aiptf.it
Network for Emerging Arts Practitioners Monologue Success – IROKO, My Universe
Jeff Fagundes, actor and Director of Collaborations for NEAP, is pleased to be able to share that his monologue, IROKO, My Universe, which was first performed at the ITI World Congress in Segovia, has been further developed and has now been staged in four different countries.
With the help of the NEAP Committee, what was once a Monodrama has blossomed into a full-scale production.
>>For more information on the show’s success, please click here.
New Centre: ITI Montenegro Centre
Thanks to the initiative of the Italian Centre of ITI, the International Theatre Institute is able to announce to you the Montenegro Centre of ITI. The Executive Council and the General Secretariat are happy to welcome the new Centre and its members.
Their official address is Baja Pivljanina no:4, 81 250 Cetnje, Montenegro and can be reached via zetskidom.us(at)gmail.com Their board is made up of Natasa Kraljevic (President), Slobodan Bozovic (Vice-President), Janko Ljumovic (Vice-President), Lidija Dedovic (General Secretary), Radmila Vojvodic, Nada Vukcevic, Jelena Markovic, Branislav Micunovic and Srdjan Grahovac.
Amendment: ITI Centre Name – North Macedonian Centre of ITI
The ITI Centre once known as Macedonia FYROM (Macédonie ARYM) is now to be called the North Macedonian Centre of ITI (Centre Macédoine du nord de l'ITI) in line with the nation’s name change to The Republic of North Macedonia. The change within ITI follows similar changes within the UN and UNESCO.
Two New Partner Organizations
ITI is pleased to be able to announce two new Partner Organizations, widening the pool of resources ever further.
INTiP - International Network of Theatre in Prison is the first. Founded in 2011 and based in Italy, INTiP already has ran initiatives alongside ITI including WTD 2019, and sees itself as a reference tool for people working in the field or seeking expertise in theatre initiatives for prisoners.
The Second new partner organization, Women Playwrights International (WPI), is a platform for female playwrights to meet and build Networks. Its essential goal is to have an impact by supporting collaborative work between people from different parts of the world. >>To learn more, please click here.
Directors Lab Mediterranean to launch in Beirut July 15-24, 2019
Directors Lab Mediterranean (DLM) will launch its initial Lab in July 2019 at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Following the model of the Directors Lab at the Lincoln Center Theater in New York, DLM aims to provide emerging stage directors from all over the world with the opportunity to build peer connections and create artistic networks with other Mediterranean theatre makers.
Emerging and mid-career stage directors from all over the world are invited to apply to join the Lab, which will run for 10 days and will accept approximately 20 directors. The Lab is provided free of charge to all accepted applicants. DLM is accepting applications until December 3rd, 2018 through their website http://directorslabmed.org
>>For full information, please click here.
Bethlehem International Performing Arts Festival October 2 - 9 2020
The Diyar Theatre/Dar Al-Kalim, a University College for Arts and Culture, is planning to organize the second edition of the Bethlehem International Performing Festival in 2020. The aim of BIPAF is to link international performers with the youth of Palestine through workshops and activities.
The organizers wish to extend an invitation to performing artists, groups and companies all over the world to apply to participate. Applications are open until October 31st 2019. >>For full information on how to apply please click here. >>For a full report of the previous BIPAF held in 2018, click here.
IETM/Theater der Zeit – New Publication
The most recent meeting of the IETM (International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts) in Munich has spawned a new publication which they wish to share with everyone. The new book, published in association with Theater der Zeit, is available in English and German, and tackles theatres role in the world alongside issues such as post-colonialism and diversity.
>>For more information, please click here.
Young European Artist Trieste Contemporanea Award 2019
Trieste Contemporanea is pleased to announce that the call of the Young European Artist Award 2019 is now open!
Trieste Contemporanea presents this Award with the aim of promoting young artists from Central Eastern Europe on the international art scene. The winner will be given the opportunity of conceiving and developing a solo show for the Trieste Contemporanea's exhibition space in Trieste, Italy, and will have a relevant catalogue published. >>For more information, and full terms and conditions, please click here.
NEXT 2020 Dance World Championships Season
The NEXT 2020 Dance World Championship Season, consisting of the Barcelona Dance Award, from 9 - 13 April 2020 and Dance Grand Prix, in Italy, from 22 - 26 June 2020 is now open for applications.
The events are open to Dance Schools, Companies and Groups from all over the world, and every different type of dance.
For more information and to apply, email dancegrandprix19(at)gmail.com
XIV Meeting of Colombian Theatre Schools 15 & 18 October 2019, Bogota
RET Colombia are delighted to be able to announce the XIV Meeting of Colombian Theatre Schools which will take place on 15 & 18 October 2019, in Bogota, Colombia.
The event will consist of Academic and Practical activities and is open to both students and teachers from Colombian institutions. >>For more information, click here or email retcolombiaoficial(at)gmail.com
Obituary: Girish Karnad 1938 – 2019
It is with great sadness that the ITI GS relays to you news of the passing of Girish Karnad, one of India’s most loved actors, directors and playwrights.
We are sure you will join us in sending our condolences to those he left behind, and showing our appreciation for all his magnificent achievements.
Please click to read touching tributes from Tobias Biancone (ITI Director-General), Ramendu Majumdar (Honorary Member of ITI) & Vidyanidhee Vanarase (President ITI India, EC Member).
International Dance Day 2019
The General Secretariat prepared a report of the International Dance Day 2019 event. For those who have not yet received it, you can look into the activities that happened in Seoul in South Korea. >>Please click here to check it.
World Theatre Day 2019
The General Secretariat prepared a report of the World Theatre Day 2019 event. For those who have not yet received it, you can look into the activities that happened in Pesaro and Rome in Italy. >>Please click here to check it.
Stretch 2019 – Turku, Finland October 2019
STRETCH 2019 brings together dance professionals - artists, producers, students, researchers, managers, pedagogues – from the Nordic, Baltic and European countries, and aims to tackle urgent issues in the dance field. The encounter is built on the experience and community that was created during the earlier keðja encounters.
>>For more information and to see how to register, please click here.
The Director General’s Congress Report
35th ITI World Congress, 14 to 22 July 2017, Segovia/Spain
The Director General’s Congress Report (35th ITI World Congress) is now available in English and French for download.
>>Please click here to download different versions.
2019 International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama Programme Announcement
The Cyprus Centre of ITI, along with the Cypriot Ministry of Education and Culture and the Cypriot Ministry of Tourism are pleased to be able to announce the programme of events for the 2019 International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama, which will run from the 28 June – 27 July 2019. The 23rd edition of the festival has seen six theatre groups selected to present performances at Paphos Ancient Odeon, Curium Ancient Theatre and “Skali” Amphitheatre in Aglantzia. >>To read the full press release click here. >>To view the programme click here.
Iranian Center of ITI Calls for Participation for three Festivals for 2019 & 2020
The Iranian Centre of ITI - the Dramatic Arts Centre of Iran - are pleased to announce some events for everyone to get involved with.
2019 sees both the 14th International Street Theatre Festival, from 23 to 27 August in Marivan, and the 26th International Theatre Festival for Children and Young Adults, 10-15 November 2019 in Hamevan, take place.
Preparations are also underway for the 38th Fadjr International Theatre Festival from 1-11 February 2020 in Tehran. They are looking for applications from participants for all three events, specifically theatre companies, performers, workshop leaders, lecturers and essayists who wish to participate. >>Application forms can be found here. The deadline for applications to each event is exactly 40 days before they start.
For more information, contact dramatic.artcenter.iran(at)gmail.com or >>visit their website by clicking here.
Discover UNESCO Platform for Cultural Policies
UNESCO's Policy Monitoring Platform supports evidence-based policy making for the promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions in the hope of creating more informed, transparent and participatory systems of governance for culture. A new platform detailing their Innovative practices is now available for you all to look at and get involved with. >>To further explore, please click here.
Mitambo International Theatre Festival, Zimbabwe 2019
The Zimbabwe Theatre Academy in partnership with the Network of Emerging Arts Professionals, Zimbabwe Centre of the International Theatre Institute and Africalia are pleased to be able to announce the creation of the Mitambo International Theatre Festival.
The inaugural edition will run from 8-12 October 2019 in Harare, Zimbabwe, and hopes to comprise both local and international performances and workshops. Mitambo, a Shona word for ‘plays’, truly encapsulates what the festival is about; a platform through which local communities can access and celebrate the diversity of cultural identity and artistic expression.
Intercultural Communications Studies MA Programme / Shanghai Theatre Academy
The Shanghai Theatre Academy is creating an MA Programme in Intercultural Communication Studies. This two-year English-taught programme includes the required first year full-time residency and an optional second year residency for project-based internships. Open to international students. Contact: Shirley ZOU micgirl(at)126.com or sta_international(at)163.com. >>For full information please click here.
Open call for actors
Discover ALthattheatre, an innovative project of self-development for the artist. This is a chance to explore the most complex ideas and questions about the Theatre and your place within its sphere. The aim is not to pass on knowledge, but to engage everyone in the development of knowledge for each individual to become a master. The project consists of several weeks of self-preparation already in dialogue with a teacher followed by three work-intensive weeks in Sestola (Italy) conducted by Jurij Alschitz and his team of teachers. This methodological experiment is limited to a selected number of participants to allow for each artist’s individuality to shine through and continuously develop.
>>Please find here the words of Jurij Alschitz himself explaining his ideas in more detail, and >>here the link to apply.
Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in “Performing Arts Practice in Conflict Zones” at Accademia Teatro Dimitri
We are pleased to inform you that Accademia Teatro Dimitri (Switzerland) is offering a new course of study. In a globalized world in which the consequences of violence, war, and discrimination have become an integral part of our lives, politics is created with angst, demarcation, and isolation determining everyday life. The CAS Performing Arts Practice in Conflict Zones offers an opportunity to open new spaces of reflection and action.
The CAS is developed in collaboration with the Goethe Institute North Iraq and the Swiss Center of ITI. It is aimed at professional artists from Europe as well as from the Kurdish areas in Iraq and Syria who want to bring their performing arts practice in local and international conflict and crisis zones. For further information and inscription please check: http://accademiadimitri.ch (Education/ Advanced Studies)
Salon of Theatrical Book in Madrid
The Croatian Centre of ITI participated at the Salon of Theatrical Book in Madrid organized by the Spanish Association of dramaturges (Autoras y Autores de Teatro – AAT), the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport and the Spanish Dramatic Centre (Centro Dramático Nacional, CDN). Croatia was represented by Željka Turčinović, president of the Croatian Centre of ITI, playwrights Tena Štivičić and Ivor Martinić, and Nikolina Židek, the translator. For this program the Croatian Centre of ITI presented a publication of Teatro Croata in Spanish language with play “Three winters” by Tena Štivičić.
>>For more information please click here.
ITI Inter-Europe Artist Exchange Programme
The Committee for Emerging Artists (ITI NEAP) have been busy over the last few months working on projects all over the world. One of these has been the inaugural ITI Inter-Europe Artist Exchange Programme. After ITI Centres agreed to participate in the project, they were paired together in January via a draw and have since been working together to arrange to send emerging artists to their partnering countries for a short artistic residency. The aim is to give emerging artists the opportunity to create original work in a different cultural landscape from that which they're used to, and to give Centres around Europe the opportunity to strengthen ties and work together on a continent-wide project. The pairings are United Kingdom-Greece, Macedonia FYROM-Italy-Russia, and Switzerland-Slovenia. The dates of the exchanges can be found in the image below. So far, the artists selected to represent each country are as follows: United Kingdom: Adam Wheeler; Macedonia FYROM: Gorjan Milosevski; Slovenia: Dorian Silec and Switzerland: Stefanie Bölzli & Robert Diaz.
For more updates on ITI NEAP's activities and to read interviews with each of the selected artists, please like their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NEAPofITI/ or for more information about the project, please email the project coordinator Fin Ross Russell at fin(at)islandlifeproductions.com
Call for Candidature for the 36th ITI World Congress in 2020
The Executive Council of ITI and the General Secretariat of ITI is launching an open call to find a host for the 36th ITI World Congress in 2020. Please click here to read the >>call in English, >>here in French, and >>here in Spanish. Please click here to download the document to fill out if you are >>interested to hold the ITI World Congress 2020 in English, >>here in French and >>here in Spanish. Those documents contain the main issues so that a Centre, a Cooperating Member, or a partner which has an interest can evaluate whether the process of applying to host the 36th ITI World Congress should be started. Please get in touch with the Director General of ITI if you think about hosting the next Congress so that your questions can be answered. The deadline to get in touch with the General Secretariat is 30 June. The deadline for the application is 10 September 2018.
World Performing Arts Festival in Vietnam
Unfortunately, the festival cannot be done as planned in 2018 due to different reasons, prime among them finances. As the festival and event calendar for the second half 2018 - The Year of ITI - 70th Anniversary of ITI is quite full, Le Quy Duong is planning to hold such a festival in 2019. As soon as there is news about when and where, there will be information in this newsletter. For further information please get in touch with Le Quy Duong directly.
ITI Panels
Panels introducing ITI to the world have been created in English and French. If you want to see them, they are available in low resolution here. If you want to print them, please send an email to info(at)iti-worldwide.org and we will send you the high-resolution version for quality print.
Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts
The ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts is a Network that follows the rules and guidelines of UNITWIN, a programme of the Education Sector of UNESCO, intended to twin academia with UNESCO and support UNESCO to reach their goals. The ITI/UNESCO Network is dedicated to working for the education in the performing arts and intends to follow the humanistic, educational and artistic goals of ITI and UNESCO that are formulated in the Charter of the Network. These are the activities and projects that the Network is undertaking or developing: Conferences, Student Festivals, Directory/Mapping Project, Exchange of Students and Educators, Research Projects, Books, Audio & Multimedia Publications, Exhibitions, Intangible Heritage Research & Preservation, Knowledge & Knowhow Transfer, Competitions, Awards and so on. Please get in touch with the Network if your institution is interested in joining by writing to Chen Zhongwen: chen.zhongwen(at)iti-worldwide.org or if you want to subscribe to the Newsletter of the Network by writing to: Tom Johnson: tom.johnson(at)iti-worldwide.org To read the first Newsletter of the Network for Higher Education in the performing art >>in English please click here, >>in French please click here, and >>in Spanish please click here.
Open Call for Publications in ITI info
Short guidelines for Publications for ITI-info, dedicated to the 70th anniversary of ITI. The idea is to represent Arabian, African, Asian, European and American wonderful Faces of Theatre. Please, contribute your love and pride, your thoughts and knowledge to the joint non-commercial project. Here on pages of the magazine we meet each other again, but with a lot of necessary information to make new contacts and share new channels of collaboration. >>For more information please check the call here.
Toolkit for ITI Centres – Tools for Opening and Running a Centre
For quite a while the members of the General Secretariat assembled all the available information that concerns the opening and running of an ITI Centre and put it together in a publication.. It answers questions such as: Who founded ITI? What is the procedure to open a Centre? What are the ongoing artistic, educational and humanistic activities of ITI? How to go about to approach a National UNESCO Commission? What are the tools for increasing membership? Etc. The Toolkit for ITI Centres is available in English, French and Spanish. Please write to info(at)iti-worldwide.org so that we can send you a copy in the language(s) of your choice. The publication exists in PDF format.