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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
ITI North Macedonia: Dispersive dramatics: Poor Little Rich Drama in Kratovo (Drama in Movement)
The North Macedonian Centre of ITI wish to publicise their new project, Dispersive dramatics: Poor Little Rich Drama, which begins on 26 October 2019 in the old city of Kratovo, North Macedonia.
The purpose of the Project, which is funded by the local Ministry of Culture and is the brainchild of multiple authors, is to use the tools and language of theatre to promote the old historic sites of medieval Kratovo. They will achieve this by making public readings from 11 short plays from the e-book Poor Little Rich Drama.
For more information on the event, please contact macedoniancenterofiti(at)gmail.com or >>visit their Facebook Page.
ITI Germany Announces the Winner of the 2020 International Theatre Institute Prize
The German ITI Centre is pleased to announce Dutch director Jetse Batelaan as the winner of their 2020 International Theatre Institute Award.
Mr Batelaan has won the award in recognition of his work which reflects a sympathetic view on human incompetence. An official award ceremony will be held on 7 February 2020. >>For the full bio of the winner, please click here – and take a look at the >>official Press Release for the announcement.
ITI Austria: Japan-Austria 1869-2019 Celebration Concerts
To celebrate the 150th Anniversary since the establishment of diplomatic ties between Austria and Japan, the Austrian ITI Centre will be holding a series of concerts in Vienna during the month of November.
They will see many top-class performers come to the city in recognition of the strong bonds between the two countries. For more information, please visit www.iti-arte.at or email office(at)iti-arte.at
Sibiu International Theatre Festival in Romania 2020: Final Call
The Sibiu International Theatre Festival in Romania is pleased to announce that its 27th Edition of the Drama and Arts Management Universities Convention, which will take place in Sibiu from the 12 June - 21 June 2020.
The festival, which seeks to promote artistic creation of the highest quality, has now put forward its >>Open Call for performances at the event. Lucky candidates will have accommodation and meals provided for an agreed time at the event, have all their technical needs met, and be able to perform at one of Europe’s premier theatre festivals.
>>To register for the event, please click here. Before applying to perform at the festival, be sure to check-out this >>Festival Guide and this >>Catalogue of Selection Protocol. Should you need anything else, do not hesitate to contact luminita.birsan(at)sibfest.ro The Deadline for submissions is 3 November 2019.
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 Re-Orienting Arab Theatre and Performance: New Political Aesthetics.
Critics, scholars and art enthusiasts are encouraged to write on the aesthetics, meanings and social implications of the theme. The deadline for submissions is 1 December 2019. Articles should be in English or French and be no longer than 3,500 words. >>For more information, please click here.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.