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Share Your Voice of Love, Encouragement and Support
The current global pandemic shakes the world with anxiety, fear and even hatred. It is time for every one of us to be active and to use the best tools we have – the dialogue and communication that is inherent in the performing arts to go through this global health crisis.

The General Secretariat is receiving a lot of words of love, encouragement and support from all parts of the world, and all these letters deserve to have more readers.

>>Please click here to read and watch
World Theatre Day 2021 - Call for Performance Videos for World Theatre Day 2021
Due to the current unpromising situation of the global pandemic, the General Secretariat of ITI will organize the World Theatre Day 2021 Celebration - online. It will be a global Celebration consisting of a full-day streaming on 27 March of performance videos submitted from all over the world. All the streamed performances will also be available at the ITI worldwide and World Theatre Day websites after the event.
The General Secretariat of ITI is calling theatre artists and groups for submitting a creative production in the form of a performance video to enrich this marvelous celebration.
>>Click here to find out the detailed information about the performance video.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact with the General Secretariat of ITI: info(at)
World Theatre Day 2021 - Call for Sharing World Theatre Day Celebrations & Special Events
Additionally, members and friends of ITI are encouraged to organize celebration events for the World Theatre Day in various forms - online or at a venue inside or outside. The General Secretariat would love to promote and stream the event on the social media channels of ITI. Please share with the detailed information about your events by sending the General Secretariat the data.
We hope that through this initiative of ITI, members and the friends of ITI will share their Celebration of World Theatre Day. In these difficult times, it is essential to use the art of theatre to fuel people’s spirit on a global scale.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the General Secretariat of ITI: info(at)
Mexican Centre of ITI UNESCO - New release: TEATRO magazine #27
The TEATRO magazine was created with the intention of disseminating research, analysis, history, and trends of theatre in Mexico and in the world.
TEATRO magazine is a yearly publication in Spanish and English, with important national or international theatre artists expressing their vision and knowledge about theatre and performing arts. The TEATRO Magazine is free to distribute, the authors submit their article without payment. And it doesn’t run ads or sponsorships.
This year, according to the situation of the pandemic, only a limited number has been printed and distributed. It exists as a PDF that can be downloaded for free: >>Please click here to view and download TEATRO magazine #27
The Mexican Centre of ITI UNESCO is grateful for the continuous support of the cultural institutions of Mexico and the national and international artistic community. Thanks to this support, the publication has reached its edition 27th edition.
North Macedonian Centre of ITI
The North Macedonian Centre ITI/PRODUKCIJA has published a series of e-books on Theatre Plays, Theatre Comics, Utopian Set Designs, Set Design Elaborates, Photo eBooks and promotional eBooks.
Please visit the eBooks catalogue and support the upcoming publications.
Publishers North Macedonian Centre ITI/Produkcija
>>Access the eBooks catalogue by clicking here.
Chi è di scena? ITI Meets the World
“Chi è di scena? ITI Meets the World” aims to promote the knowledge of ITI Centres in the world, through a series of bilateral meetings with one ITI Centre, that can give voice to the different artistic experiences that enliven the theatrical scene in the different countries.
>>Click here to know more about the project.
People who are interested in participating in the meeting, please write to iti.italiancentre(at)
Interested persons can watch the programme on >>Facebook without registration Link. So far, the Russian Centre and the Georgian Centre have been in dialogue with ITI Italy.
Programme of the next meetings
• Monday, 22 March, 16.00 h Paris Time: ITI Italy and ITI USA in dialogue
• Thursday, 15 April, 16:00 h Paris Time: ITI Italy and ITI Croatia in dialogue
• Monday, 19 April, 16:00 h Paris Time: ITI Italy and ITI Macedonia in dialogue
• Thursday, 22 April, 16:00 h Paris Time: ITI Italy and ITI Spain in dialogue
• Thursday, 6 May, 16:00 h Paris Time: ITI Italy and ITI United Kingdom in dialogue
Theatre in Conflict Zones Network of ITI - Online Seminars: Theatre in Conflict Zones
The proposal is part of ‘Alchimie’ project, promoted by ITI Italia, in partnership with ITI worldwide and other institutions, supported by Fondazione con il Sud.
>>Click here to know more about the project.
Interested persons who like to participate in the meetings, please write to iti.italiancentre(at)
Everybody can watch the meetings over >>Facebook without registration Link.
Programme of the next online seminars
• Wednesday, 24 February, 18.00 h Paris Time: Ali MAHDI NOURI of the Sudan Centre of ITI, and Daniel BAUSCH of the Swiss Centre of ITI
• Thursday, 4 March, 16.00 h Paris Time: Rawand ARQAWI, Osama ALSADI of the Fragment Theatre in Palestine, Thomas ENGEL of the Germany Centre ITI
• Thursday, 18 March, 16.00 h Paris Time: Hamadou MANDE of the Burkina Faso Centre of ITI, Hamadou TIEMTORE Theatre Director of Burkina Faso, Taiwo AFOLABI of the Nigerian Centre of ITI
• Thursday, 8 April, 16.00 h Paris Time: Jessica KAAHWA of the Uganda Centre of ITI, Elica MIWA, Shuji SOTA, Hideki HAYASHI of the Japan Centre ITI, Nora AMIN, Theatre Director (Egypt)
20th ASSITEJ World Congress & International Performing Arts Festival for Children and Young People / MIRAI 2020
The 20th ASSITEJ World Congress & International Performing Arts Festival for Children and Young People / MIRAI 2020 will take place as a physical (‘On the Ground’) and virtual (‘Online’) event – from 22 to 31 March with all online contents available until 11 April 2021.
>>Click here to know more about the event.
More information is available on the special website created for the Congress and for the Festival: The website will inform about the “On the Ground Festival” (Tokyo), the “Professional Exchange Programme” and the “Performances on Demand”. Over this website you also can get in touch with the organizers (contact).
ITI General Secretariat Team Report 2017 - 2020
During the General Assembly Special Edition 2020, the Headquarters of ITI invited the ITI Centres, the ITI Committees, Forums and Networks and the Partner Organizations of ITI to present their past, current and future work. After the event, the Heaquarters of ITI put the individual videos and the videos day by day on the website Anyone can watch them on this website.
For time reason, the General Secretariat of ITI did not present its works. That is why it created the ITI General Secretariat Team Report 2017-2020. It is available in English and French.
The headquarters of ITI cordially invite you to download the brochure and take a look at it.
>>English version
>>English version double page
>>Version française
>>Version française double page
German Centre of ITI
Work Opportunity: Theater der Welt – Programme Directorship
Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main and Schauspiel Frankfurt (Städtische Bühnen Frankfurt am Main), in association with the German Centre of the International Theatre Insti¬tute (ITI), collectively search for a
for the 2023 edition of the international theatre festival, Theater der Welt (Theatre of the World) to be held in the cities of Frankfurt am Main, and Offenbach am Main in Germany from 29 June to 16 July 2023.
If you are interested in the work opportunity, please read the attached information or visit the website of the 2023 edition of Theater der Welt:
Deadline for the application: 31 January 2021
>>More Information
Contact: recruitment2023(at)
Scholarships Crowdfunding for the Zimbabwe Theatre Academy
Young people who want to be trained as actors/creaters at the Zimbabwe Theatre Academy need your financial support. That is why Brian Weaver (Portland Playhouse) and Lloyd Nyikadzino (Zimbabwe Theatre Academy) have launched a crowdfunding initiative.
>>Watch the video on YouTube
>>Click here to know more
If you have any questions please write to Brian Weaver or Llyod Nyikadzino
brian(at) ; lloydnyikadzino(at)
More information:
Zimbabwe Theatre Academy: Facebook Page
Portland Playhouse: Website
Call for Participation - Colombo International Theatre Festival 2021
Inter Act Art is happy to announce the Call for Participation in the 9th Colombo International Theatre Festival 2021 (CITF) which will be held from 1 to 7 August in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
CITF 2021 will feature performances from across the globe, formal and informal interactions between artists from Sri Lanka and abroad. Deadline for applications: 28 February 2021, to be sent to interactarts(at)
>>More information and application form
Contact interactarts(at)

M. Safeer, Festival Director, +94 773 129 749 M.Shafraz, Festival Secretary, + 94 757 235 727
In Memoriam: Emmanouil Koutsourelis
Emmanouil Koutsourelis, the former President of the Hellenic Centre, member of the International Festival Forum and the International Dance Committee, and active member of the European Regional Council passed away. “I experienced Emmanouil as someone with a gentle attitude, had an adventurous life, especially when working with Robert Wilson at LaMama in New York. He was always ready to assist ITI worldwide and find solutions for the Hellenic Centre when Greece was hit by the financial crisis. Thinking of him, I see him with a smile, an impish smile… I just found it again when I was looking at his Facebook Page, which is still on and is offering impressive photos and statements.”
Tobias Biancone, DG ITI
>>Link of Emmanouil Koutsourelis Facebook Page
>>Please read the attached letter written by Evi Prousali, General Secretary of the Hellenic Centre of ITI.In the attached letter you find the email addresses for sending condolences.
Call for application - Translating Theatre – 22nd International Workshop Mülheim
The International Theatre Institute (ITI Germany), in cooperation with the Mülheimer Theatertage “Stücke 2021” and supported by the Goethe - Institut, invites translators of German-language drama to a workshop from 21st – 30th May, 2021.
If on-site attendance is not possible due to COVID-19, then attendance at a hybrid or digital workshop is also assured.
Please send your application by e-mail along with a letter of motivation (no longer than one page), a bibliography and a description of your professional background by the 31st of January, 2021 to: Internationales Theaterinstitut Deutschland, FAO Andrea Zagorski: a.zagorski(at)
>>Please click here to find out more.
Chinese Performing Arts – Issue #2 for download
The Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA) and the International Theatre Institute (ITI) are proud to announce the second edition of the Chinese Performing Arts Journal. Tobias Biancone and Gong Baorong, the two Editors-in-Chief, invite you to participate in a journey of the Chinese Drama and even Classical Xiqu. The topics of this issue are: Studies of Cao Yu, the Early Form of Modern Chinese Drama, Chinese Experimental Theatre, Theatre and Artists (Beijing People´s Art Theatre & Pu Cunxin), an Introduction in Classical Xiqu (part 2) and an Inventory of Chinese Theatre in 2019.
You may download the publication
>>One-sided version
>>Double-sided version
If you are interested in downloading the first edition, please write to info(at)
Happy New Year!
May the new year bring you encouragement and inspiration for creating a good life – personally and professionally.
May 2021 become an extraordinary culturally rich year for all of us – in a world where mutual understanding and peace permeates our lives.
----The General Secretariat of ITI

Que la nouvelle année vous apporte encouragement et inspiration pour créer une vie bonne - personnellement et professionnellement. Puisse 2021 devenir une année extraordinaire et culturellement enrichissante pour nous tous - dans un monde où la compréhension mutuelle et la paix imprègnent nos vies.
----Le Secrétariat général de l'ITI
Expression of Gratitude
The Executive Council and the General Secretariat want to thank the speakers, ITI Centres, the Committees, Forums and Networks of ITI, the Partner Organizations and all individuals and groups that have participated in the General Assembly Special Edition 2020. Your participation and contributions created a culturally rich event that was highly appreciated by members and friends of ITI.
For those who would like to watch or re-watch the event, may do so, by visiting the website
During the Internal Meeting ITI Centres have presented 15 different international projects. If you are interested in the project descriptions, please send an email to info(at), and the General Secretariat will send you the document.
Colombian Centre of ITI - Video Presentation “Theatre in Conflict Zones”
The Colombian Centre of ITI, in association with the Theatre in Conflict Zone Network and the Social Change Network of ITI, is proud to present to you a first video dealing with the theme of “Theatre in Conflict Zones”. Interesting statements are made by Anamarta de Pizzaro and Viktor Sebek (Co-Presidents Colombian Centre of ITI), Hedva Ser (Artist & UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Cultural Diplomacy), Cecile Guidote Alvarez (President of the Social Change Network & Philippine Centre of ITI), Fabio Tolledi (Teatro Astragali, Secretary Theatre in Conflict Zone Network & President Italian Centre of ITI), Ali Mahdi Nouri (Sudan Centre of ITI), Nube Sandoval & Bernardo Rey (Teatro Cenit), Andrija Milosevic (actor and theatre director, Serbia), Parakrama Niriella (Theatre of the People & Secretary of the Social Change Network) and many more.
It is a video that is witnessing of what people have achieved and achieve by working on the subject of “Theatre in Conflict Zones” on a global scale.
>>Please watch it on YouTube
Viktor Sebek, Co-President, Colombian Centre of ITI: victor vsebek2008(at)
Anamarta de Pizzaro, Co-President, Colombian Centre of ITI: anamarta.depizarro(at)
Fabio Tolledi, Secretary of the Theatre in Conflict Zone Network of ITI: teatro(at)
Call for Artists
STOFF's 12th annual global artist call is open!
Stockholm Fringe Festival (STOFF) is a multidisciplinary arts festival, acting as a ‘stage’ for local and international artists to present their innovative work ranging from performance to installation art and anything in between. The festival stands for artistic freedom and focuses on out-of-the-box and “alternative” works that may not fit into mainstream performance or exhibition spaces.
The 12th edition of STOFF will be returning on 14-18 September 2021, in the shape of a HYBRID festival, that will feature old and new festival modules: both IRL fringe art, and online showcases from Sweden and the globe! Deadline for applications: 15 January 2021.
>>More information
Calls of the Accademia Teatro Dimitri
The Accademia Teatro Dimitri is a member of the ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts.
Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in “Diversity and Inclusive Practice in Performing Arts” at Accademia Teatro Dimitri | May 2021 — Oct. 2022
The CAS “Diversity and Inclusive Practice in Performing Arts” focuses on the importance of diversity and its potential to enrich artistic endeavors, and offers the opportunity to explore new forms of individual and collective creation. The training continues the discourse and practices which began with the research and training project “DisAbility on Stage/Disabled Bodies in Discourse” that addresses the issue of disability in contemporary performance practice and their inclusion in the curricula of universities of applied sciences.
>>More information
Work Opportunity: Head of BA/MA Programmes
The Accademia Teatro Dimitri a theatre academy affiliated to the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI). The Accademia will appoint a new Head of BA/MA Programs with teaching obligations (80%) - from August 2021/22.
Applications must be submitted to the Accademia Teatro Dimitri by 30 January 2021.
Incomplete applications and applications sent to other addresses or after the deadline will not be accepted.
>>More information
Lorenza Gobbi: lorenza.gobbi(at)
Address: Accademia Teatro Dimitri, Stradòn 28, CH-6653 Verscio, Switzerland
World Theatre Training Institute AKT-ZENT / ITI
Peace and Health for 2021: “The World Theatre Training Institute AKT-ZENT / ITI wishes you peace and health for 2021. Do we need more? Yes! Theatre!”
Dr Jurij Alschitz – Artistic Director // Christine Schmalor – Programme Director // Dr Olga Lapina, Riccardo Palmieri, Dimitris Tsiamis – Team Of Teachers
More than ever, we need “stimuli” for our artistic existence and opportunities to stay tuned and to develop further… Therefore, the World Theatre Training Institute invites you to look at the programme of new Online Theatre Academy for next year.
>>Please click here for more information.
Excellent News: New Colombian Centre of ITI
It is with big pleasure and pride that ITI is announcing the new Colombian Centre of ITI. After two years of having no Centre in Colombia, Viktor Sebek and Anamarta de Pizarro took the initiative to create it in this country with an important theatre and cultural movement. Anamarta de Pizarro is well-known and well-respected in Colombia for working for the Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Bogota for which she held the positions of Executive Director between 2010 and 2018 and Artistic Director from 2018 through 2020. Viktor Sebek is the Chairman of the South-South Cooperation Council for Sustainable Development and is Vice-President of the Social Change Network of ITI. He is currently co-organizing an artistic Festival and Forum on Sustainable Development Goals in October 2021 in Manila, together with Cecile Guidote-Alvarez, President of the Philippine Centre of ITI.
Viktor Sebek - vsebek2008(at)
Anamarta de Pizarro - anamarta.depizarro(at)
Photo: Anamarta de Pizzaro and Viktor Sebek, Co-Presidents of the Colombian Centre
Network - Heritage, Indigenous Cultures & Migration of ITI – N-HIM
Message by Jorge Ortoll, President of the Network - Heritage, Indigenous Cultures & Migration of ITI: "Dear colleagues, dear friends, I would like to share with all members and friends of ITI the 30-minute film from Ma-Yi Theater Company of New York City. Our intent of making a film in lieu of theatre is to keep theatre alive and give work to artists during these distressing pandemic times.
The film is called SOPHOCLES IN STATEN ISLAND. It deals with a Filipino American family in the suburbs of New York City dealing with the pandemic and homeschooling thru, among other things, Oedipus Rex and Antigone. I believe this will be of interest to many ITI members.
Please, watch the film by logging on to It's easy to find. We can also provide a narrative of how the film was conceived and put together.
Hoping this can be of assistance to the members and friends of ITI. Any comments and questions are welcome."
Jorge Z. Ortoll, President of the Network - Heritage, Indigenous Cultures and Migration of ITI
Email: jortoll(at)
PS by the Editors of the ITI Newsletter; In any case, the visit the website of the Ma-Yi Studios is a worthwhile experience.
Publications: Why Theatre?
Edited by Kaatje De Geest, Carmen Hornbostel & Milo Rau
With an introduction by Milo Rau
For two years now, the Belgian Theatre NTGent and the Berlin-based Verbrecher Verlag have been publishing the series The Golden Books: books on the theory and practice of contemporary performance art, on individual plays and general social questions. >>Click here to know more
Why Theatre? Golden Book V, 320 pages, ca. 16 €, Published 1 October 2020, ISBN 978-3-95732-450-4
>>You may order the book where ever books are sold or directly by NT Gent by clicking here.
Website General Assembly Special Edition is online – English
The Headquarters of ITI is proud to announce to you that the website for the General Assembly Special Edition in English is now online. As it is a work in progress, information is added on an almost daily basis.
You find it by clicking: The French version will be on shortly. The Registration for participation is open soon.
Ferdausi Majumdar received this year’s Independence Award
Ferdausi Majumdar, the legendary and highly acclaimed and celebrated actress of Bangladesh received this year’s Independence Award, the highest civilian award of the country for her contribution to theatre arts. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh was virtually present as the Chief Guest in the award giving ceremony held on 19 October 2020.
Ferdausi Majumdar is one of the founding members of Bangladesh Centre of ITI and the President of Theatre Drama Group. So far only three theatre personalities received this state recognition. 1998 Ferdausi Majumdar got the Ekushe Padak, the second highest state award. The whole Majumdar family has the dedicated their life to theatre – her husband Ramendu Majumdar, Honorary President of ITI, and also their daughter Tropa.
Members and friends of ITI would like to congratulate her for this outstanding award and wish her good health and continuous possibilities to enchant audiences with her theatrical arts.
Contact: ramendu(at) Photo: Ferdausi Majumdar (left) & Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh(right) at the Award Ceremony.
Join the World Opera Day celebrations on 25 October!
"Celebrated on 25 October, World Opera Day is a reminder of the importance of the arts in society."
The International Theatre Institute ITI invites its members and friends to celebrate World Opera Day.
>>Click here to read two short messages of the first World Opera Day Ambassadors for this year's celebration, and Some information about how Opera venues in Europe were doing during the pandemic.
Celebrate World Opera Day – Online
Wherever you are in the world, join us on OperaVision on the weekend of 23 to 25 October to celebrate the power of opera.
Ballet Dancer Friedemann Vogel selected to write the message for International Dance Day 2021
The International Theatre Institute ITI, the International Dance Committee of ITI and World Dance Alliance, is taking the opportunity of giving attention to World Ballet Day which is celebrated on 29 October. They also want to inform you that the Friedemann Vogel, the outstanding and internationally celebrated Ballet Dancer from Stuttgart (Germany) has been selected to write the official message for International Dance Day 2021 – celebrated on 29 April.
Friedemann Vogel is the Principal Dancer of the Stuttgart Ballet and a frequent guest artist at major ballet companies around the world including La Scala Theatre Ballet in Milan and the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow.
If you are interested in receiving more information about International Dance Day, the message of Friedemann Vogel (when it is ready), and the International Dance Committee, please write to idd2021(at)
Photo credit: Yoon6photo
World Ballet Day returns on 29 October 2020
ITI invites you to celebrate World Ballet Day that is celebrated on 29 October. For watching the trailer, click on the picture or visit
World Ballet Day 2020 invites audiences to experience morning class, which in the UK, will take place on the iconic Royal Opera House stage. There will be exclusive interviews and access to backstage rehearsals, as we prepare for The Royal Ballet: Live, the first series of live performances for The Royal Ballet in seven months. The Australian Ballet will kick off the live stream (2.00 am GMT) before passing the baton to the Bolshoi Ballet (7.00 am GMT) and on to The Royal Ballet (11.00 am to 3.00 pm GMT). A full schedule from these global dance companies will be available via
>>Click here to know more about the World Ballet Day
Swedish Centre of ITI presenting Swedstage 2020 online
Swedstage 2020 becomes Swedstage Online on 9 November
Swedstage is the opportunity to see and experience the very best of Swedish performing arts for children, youth and adults.
Swedish Performing Arts Coalition and ASSITEJ Sweden have decided to suspend Swedstage 2020 in the form we are used to.
Instead, we will arrange a digital showcase program on 9 November at 14.00 h CET: Swedstage Online.
Link coming soon on the Website:
Photo credit: Senay Berhe - So sorry by BamBam Frost
>>Click here to know more about the event
World Theatre Day 2020 – Ceremony with Award Ceremony “Scrivere il Teatro”
9 October 2020, Cine Politeama Theatre Caltagirone - Catania (Italy)
Since 2016 the Ministry of Education of Italy and the Italian Centre of ITI are celebrating World Theatre Day with a competition called “Scrivere il Teatro” (Writing Theatre) for Italian students. Fortunately, the 2020 edition was not cancelled but just postpone to 9 October to happen in a historic theatre and cinema venue with live audience (following the legal instructions for theatre having an audience indoors).
The competition “Scrivere il teatro” is intended to creatively celebrate World Theatre Day by writing theatre. The winning work is staged by students who wrote the theatrical text themselves. They are assisted by professional theatre experts during a 10-day full immersion artistic residence. The emergency of the Covid-19 pandemic prevented the normal implementation of the final phase of the project in March. Everything had to be postponed to the opening of schools in September. But now, the city of Caltagirone in Sicily (Italy) has become the Italian Capital of World Theatre Day 2020 by celebrating the Day and premiering the winning performance “” in the city´s Cine Teatro Politeama. The play has been written by the students of class IIIB of the Secusio High School of Caltagirone. Students and school children will be able to see the play online when it is streamed to all Italian schools.
The Celebration 2020 of World Theatre Day in Italy opens with the videoed message of Shahid Nadeem, World Theatre Day message author 2020, followed by introductory words of Fabio Tolledi and Georgio Zorcù, President and Secretary of the Italian Centre of ITI. H.E Lucia Azzolina, Minister of Education of Italy, will speak live over video streaming. The Celebration culminates with premiering the winning play “”.
Yuri Lyubimov International Theatre Award 2020 – Theodoros Terzopoulos
The Yuri Lyubimov International Theatre Award has been created in honour and memory of the outstanding Russian Theatre and Opera director Yuri Lyubimov (1915-2014), the extremely well-respected stage director who enjoys a high esteem in the performing arts community all over the world.
In the memory of his achievements, every year the Lyubimov Foundation and ITI are selecting an outstanding theatre personality to be awarded with the Yuri Lyubimov International Theatre Award.
The jury of the Yuri Lyubimov International Theatre Award (Katalin Lyubimova, Natalia Isaeva, Anatoli Vassiliev, and Tobias Biancone) decided to announce the Awardee 2020 to you.
Theodoros Terzopoulos
Theodoros Terzopoulos, Stage Director, Educator, Author and Founder of the Theatre Olympics.
>>Click here to know more about the winner Photo Credits –Johanna Weber
Announcement of the winners of the Sholem Aleichem Adaptation's Contest
In June 2019 The International Playwrights´ Forum (IPF) of ITI, in collaboration with the Israeli Centre of the ITI and The Institute for Jewish Theatre (associated with the Israeli Centre), and thanks to the generous support of the ITI Executive Council and the ITI Headquarters, launched an international project: A competition of new dramatic adaptations of Sholem Aleichem's short stories.
The winners of the Sholem Aleichem Adaptation's Contest
• The first prize of 2500 Euro was accorded to “Lazare”, a French adaptation by Louis Malié (France).
The second prize of 1375 Euro each was divided between two Hungarian competitors:
• Péter Körmöczi-Kriván for the Play “Almost”
• Péter Hollós for the play “The Dreamers”
ITI and IPF want to warmly congratulate the winners. Apart from the awards for the playwrights, the winning plays will be celebrated and accorded with a staged reading at an ITI international event that will be duly announced. The texts will be published on the websites of the IPF and The Institute for Jewish Theatre and Facebook page. Further options for exposing the plays are considered.
For any questions please write to the President and the General Secretary of IPF over info(at)
>>The full final report with the juries´ explanations, written by the President of IPF, is available here
Call for New Physical Theatre Working Group
After discussions led by representatives of ITI and the World Mime Organization (WMO) to establish a working group for the physical/non-verbal theatre, both organizations are inviting interested practitioners to join the Physical Theatre Working Group (working title) to develop the organizational goals, structure and task and to prepare first activities and projects.
If you are interested to be part of this Working Group, please write to the email physical-theatre(at) Your message will be forwarded to Marko Stojanovic, President of WMO and Daniel Bausch, Executive Council member ITI worldwide & President of the Swiss Centre of ITI (both responsible for establishing the working group). Please include a short CV and the reason why you would like to be part of the Working Group.
>>Click here to read more about the New Physical Theatre Working Group
Photo Credits – Pavlo Vyshnevskyi and Maksym Lytvynenko, students of the Kiev Municipal Academy of Circus and Variety Arts. Photo Credits Filip Stojanovic
Second Edition of “Emerging Scenes in Africa”, 9 to 18 April 2021 in Accra, Ghana
Call for Applications for Workshop and Masterclass Trainers, Speakers, Facilitators
The African Regional Council of ITI and the Ghana ITI Centre are committed to providing accommodation, catering and internal travel related to the project for experts and guests.
>>Click here to know more about the Categories, Organization & Conditions of Participation.
Inspirational Words on Culture and the Arts
Anak*, why art?
In this so-called quarantine era, is there room for the arts?
by Nick J. Lizaso, Chairman of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) of the Philippines, Vice-President of the International University Theatre Association (IUTA – a Partner Organization of ITI) and member of the Philippine Centre of ITI. *Anak is a Filipino word and means “Child”, so the title may be translated to: “My Child, why art?” >>Please click here to read the full words.
Austrian Centre of ITI
The production of Black Swan was initiated by ITI Austria and realized with support of our member-organization UNESCO-Club Wien. This short video (mixed-media of theatre/performance/film) is meant as a remembrance of Hiroshima 1945, Fukushima 2011 in a time of Covid 19. It has just gone on-line and is there for you to watch on YouTube. >>Click here to watch the impressive nine-minutes video
The text is an edited extract from a larger piece that Fran Eve Wright wrote for a production with Prince Shimazu of Satsuma that is called Tyfun. It goes back to the time of the Mongolian invasion of China and attempted invasion of Japan by the Yuan dynasty. It goes down through to the Fukushima accident and tsunami. Tyfun essentially deals with the power of prayer and the power of nature throughout the history of Japan.
Presented to you by Helga Dostal, President of the Austrian Centre of ITI
North Macedonian Centre of ITI
The North Macedonian Centre of ITI is kindly inviting you to watch the 72 Hours Ongoing Premiere - Project: Dispersive Dramatics in Skopje - 6 Video Theatre / 6 Video Drama Pitching
What is the creative point with this project? We develop creative digital formats in theatre. We promote peripheral urban, rural and natural locations with strong narrative visual content and context. We internationally promote new generations of contemporary playwrights based in the Republic of North Macedonia)
Category: Public Space Theatre – Video Theatre (fragments) / Mono Performances
Language: English
>>Click here to see the Video Theatre Menu
Official Trailer:
Short info about the organization of the event: The North Macedonian Centre of ITI / Produkcija (2011-2020) develops and performs international promotion of local North Macedonian contemporary performing arts: theatre, opera / musical theatre, dance, performance. International promotion via education, publishing and collaborative productions.
Call for Participation
From different members of ITI we have received messages that they have started to perform in or outside of venues – with dance, theatre or other performances. How is it possible? What Covid-19-conditions have to be applied? Please share your story of your Festival, of your performances in or outside of a venue with members and friends of ITI. Your best practice will help others to follow similar procedures.
Please send the story with pictures or a video, and a logo so that we can publish it in one of the next ITI Newsletters. Send it to news(at) It will give ITI members and friends guidelines and hope.
Picture: Song of the Songs, performed at the archaeological site of Rudiae near Lecce, Italy, in August 2020. Production: Astragali Teatro. Direction: Fabio Tolledi. Performers Roberta Quarta and Simonetta Rotundo, with the Ensemble Montesardo
Online Interview
A Midsummer Night's Theatre: Silviu Purcărete and the Nocturnal Magic of the Stage, from The Danaids to Faust
Having been featured in the programme of the Edinburgh International Festival three different times, making a strong impact at the Avignon Festival, Silviu Purcărete is arguably Romania's best-known international theatre artist. His iconic Faust, a production of monumental proportions, with a cast of more than one hundred people, has been considered one of the greatest shows on Earth. Rather enigmatic, not easily tempted to speculate about his own work, Purcărete remains the type of artist who prefers to talk through his performances rather than about them. However, sometimes, he accepts the "challenge" of certain questions and he answers with charming serenity.
Invitation to watch the Online Dialogue with and about Silviu Purcărete Moderator: Octavian Saiu
Guests: Silviu Purcărete, Coca Bloos, Ofelia Popii, and Jonathan Mills
ITI members and friends are cordially invited to an online dialogue with and about Silviu Purcărete – in his home, during a period of isolation that he considers at once pleasant and torturous. At the age of seventy, he remains the same great sceptic, although he maintains his healthy sense of humour, while preparing to direct a new performance in Tokyo. In this dialogue he will be accompanied, albeit from afar, by Coca Bloos, Ofelia Popii, and Jonathan Mills. The Online Dialogue was live on 20 August and can be watched now:
ITI Publications Committee announces a new Book Almanac Project: "The Social Theatre Today"
Under the guidance of Alfira Arslanova, General Secretary of the Russian Centre of ITI and President of the ITI Publication Committee (IPC) a new Book Series has been launched. The books are non-commercial publications, created within the framework of the IPC. The publications reflect the activities and influences of the performing arts in a system of social changes in society in various countries. The first publication that should appear before the 36th ITI World Congress is dedicated to people of culture and cultural organizations and their survival during the coronavirus pandemic.
Call for Articles for the first Almanac "Social Theatre Today – 2020. Pandemic"
The ITI Publications Committee is interested in:
a. Articles published in 2020, reflecting the situation in the field of performing arts during the period of the coronavirus pandemic in general
b. Statistics of cultural figures who have passed away for reasons related to coronavirus, as well as the names of the most prominent personalities associated with culture (in this case, photographs and information about the person are needed for the heading in memorials, in some cases even posthumous essays)
c. Interviews of experts on unrealized plans, human losses, hopes and ideas on how to preserve art in the current conditions
d. Artistic photographs illustrating the situation in theatres and cities in 2020
e. Pop vox questionnaire: audience survey (name, age, gender activities, country) about how they miss theatre and performances, why they needed theatre in the past and will / can they go to the theatre now
f. Monologues, statements, excerpts, quotes from prominent/local people about the pandemic and hopes for the future
g. Projects, titles and authors of works created in 2020, related to the pandemic, excerpts from them
If you are interested in submitting your article, please connect with Alfira Arslanova alfira.arslanova(at) and visit the Facebook Page
New Publication: Challenges of the Mind - New Dimensions in Theatre Training
A reader of the Online Conference 2020 where first experiences were discussed and new perspectives of Online Theatre Training were presented. Edited by Christine Schmalor
The Conference was initiated by Dr Jurij Alschitz, the World Theatre Training Institute AKT-ZENT/ITI and the ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts. Born out of the necessity that the teaching situation in Spring 2020 is facing, the online encounter opened many perspectives, questions and new fields of research. In agreeing that theatre is a live-art which needs live performance with the live contact between actors and audience, speakers and participants found a large number of interesting new paths where new media and online possibilities are used to wake up artistic self-responsibility and creativity.
The speakers have kindly revised and supplemented their contributions so that there is much to read: from the philosophical reflections of Pavlos Kavouras, University of Athens, to practical examples from the teaching of Erik Lint, ID Lab Amsterdam, or Marcus Lobbes, head of the Academy for Theatre and Digitality and many more, to various reflections and analyses of the situation.
>>The reader is available online over this link.
In English. The Russian translation will follow soon.
ITI/UNESCO Network - Online Second Student Festival, Monday to Sunday, 13 to 19 July 2020.
The Online Second Student Festival is a collaboration between the Piccolo Teatro di Milano, the ITI/UNESCO Network and eight participating institutions. It consists of:
• 8 Student Performances from Network Members Institutions from Burkina Faso, Colombia, Iran, Italy, Singapore, South Korea, Spain and Ukraine.
• 8 After-Show Discussions in which you can participate or contribute in registering yourself
• A Student Conference in which you can participate in registering yourself
The full information and programme about the Online Second Student Festival can be accessed over the special designed website for it, >>please click here.
>>For downloading the brochure, click here.
>>For downloading the program, click here.
This new book, released in June 2020 by the Desert Hearts Media in the United Kingdom, is an important publication, that is intended to be “For everyone who teaches the performing arts in schools everywhere.”
Equal Stages, Standing Up for Identity and Integrity in the Performing, Volume 1is a publication that is showing the reader of how diverse theatre is made in the UK and Ireland.
Published in association with the Other National Theatre, Morecambe, and the International Theatre Institute, Equal Stages is a ground-breaking overview of diversity, representation, visibility and inclusion in the live performing arts, particularly theatre. It’s an interlocking snapshot of the industry provided by 40 interviews with a diverse range of 42 people who work in everything from performance to running venues, from writing to marketing, fringe theatre to international festivals. What they share is the vision and drive to break new ground for culture to make a difference in society.
Moreover, the book is designed to be an accessible resource, that is why includes an eight-page glossary of performing arts terms.
>>List of the Interviewees, please click here.
>>Biography Nick Awde, please click here.
Equal Stages, Standing Up for Identity and Integrity in the Performing Arts, Volume 1 By Nick Awde, 594pp | paperback | £24.99 | ISBN: 9781908755384
The book can be ordered directly from Orders and Press inquiries: Nick Awde– / +44 (0)79 6115 4590
Spreading Newly Translated Plays from Sweden
Contemporary Swedish drama runs the gamut from menstrual musicals to urgent depictions of our era, from dystopian futures to a critical view of our economic system, by way of Greek drama that plays out in the psychiatric ward. Each Swedish playwright presented here is different from the next. Each inhabits their own unique position and perspective and allows their divergent life experiences to be reflected in their words. Taken as a whole, these works offer something for every target audience and paint a picture of our society and world.
>>Here you will find ten voices, translated by Rachel Willson Broyles, that together comprise a palette that can illustrate the current state of Swedish drama. And yet this is merely a fragment of a staggering and many-faceted chorus of voices. We hope that the curiosity sparked by this selection will lead to more Swedish playwrights’ work being read, moving audiences, and being produced all over the world. While the Swedish experience is unique, reading and the performing arts are universal.
Croatian Centre of ITI: The Project MONOVID 19, Kazalište
The Croatian Centre of ITI is pleased to present the project MONOVID 19, 19 monologues about coronavirus and the isolation and social situation caused by the virus. The monologues were written by the middle age and younger generation of Croatian playwrights. They were published in Croatian language in the theatre magazine Kazalište.
More information about the Croatian Centre and its activities and its publications:
Philippine Centre of ITI – SDG Arts Festival & Forum for Peace and Climate Justice
7 to 14 March 2021, Manila, Philippines
Under the guidance of Cecile Guidote-Alvarez, President of the Philippine Centre of ITI & Artist for Peace of UNESCO, and Viktor Sebek, President of the South-South Cooperation Council for Sustainable Development (SSCC) the SDG Arts Festival & Forum for Peace and Climate Justice is already in full preparation. Together with a multitude of partners, including UNESCO and ITI, a week-long event is planned with a conference, with a performing arts festival, with an art camp and so on.
>>The draft programme is giving you more information about the scope of the event.
Call for Participation: If you would like to participate or if you would offer a performance for the event, please get in touch with both: Cecile Guidote-Alvarez – cecilealvarez(at), and Viktor Sebek - vsebek2008(at)
They will inform you about hosting and condition for the performances (max. 30 minutes).
Operadagen 2020
“We are delighted to invite you to the world premiere of Home Sweet Home, Operadagen Rotterdam's online community opera, which you may follow now. You can be there and experience it all from the comfort of your own sitting room or wherever you want to watch.
On the very day that the 15th edition or our festival would have opened in a spectacular fashion, with a grandiose urban fest on Afrikaanderplein in Rotterdam-Zuid, we are launching the first instalment of this cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary video opera, in collaboration with OPEN Rotterdam TV. A hundred artists from Rotterdam will collectively (and in six parts) embody a raft of stories that speak of a city in lockdown. Home Sweet Home chronicles the quarantine.” Guy Coolen – Artistic director of Operadagen, President of the Flemish Centre of ITI and President of Music Theatre NOW Network of ITI and Hans Blik – Business Manager of Operadagen
Enjoy watching Home Sweet Home online. Click here.
In Memoriam | Santiago Garcia – World Theatre Ambassador of ITI
20 December 1928 to 23 March 2020
Santiago García – Reinventor of the Colombian Theatre
By José Assad
Santiago García, the inveterate reinventor of Colombian theatre, with his jovial, familiar presence, loaded with spontaneous humor as if he were any regular citizen of La Candelaria, the traditional Bogotá neighborhood, no longer lives there like any mortal being.
Now following in the footsteps of his own inventiveness, he will live from now on, in the universe of the collective memory of the great theatre of the world.
>>Please click here to read the full version of “Santiago García – Reinventor of the Colombian Theatre”.
In Memoriam | Jeffrey Sichel
24 December 1967 – 27 March 2020
It is with deep sadness that the ITI/UNESCO Network announces that our dear friend and colleague Jeffrey Sichel passed away. Thanks to his tremendous efforts for the ITI/UNESCO Network with his passion, generosity and expertise this organization came into existence.
Tobias Biancone, Derek Goldman and Vidyanidhee Prasad Vanarase have sent us their words in honour of their friend Jeffrey Sichel. The texts are attached.
If you would like to send us your condolences, please send them to the ITI/UNESCO Secretariat. We will forward them to his family.
Please read the tribute words honouring Jeffrey Sichel by:
>>Tobias Biancone
>>Derek Goldman
>>Vidyanidhee “Prasad” Vanarase
In Memoriam | Heherson “Sonny“ Alvarez
6 October 1939 – 20 April 2020
Many members of ITI have met Senator Heherson “Sonny” Alvarez, a noble person that a lot of people consider to be a hero. Most of us have met him together with Cecile Guidote Alvarez, President of the Philippine Centre of ITI and UNESCO Artist for peace who he supported throughout his life. That he passed away has saddened many of us and for sure “our” Cecile. In this Newsletter we are sharing the words of the Former House Speaker Jose De Venecia, Jr. who is giving us an insight into the life of his colleague and friend Heherson Alvarez.
May he rest in peace.
If you would like to send Cecile and her family your condolences please send your words to the General Secretariat of ITI – info(at) - who will forward them to Cecile Guidote-Alvarez.
International Dance Day 2020 Online Celebration
Gregory Vuyani MAQOMA, dancer, choreographer & educator from South Africa is the International Dance Day Message Author for 2020. Celebrate International Dance Day 2020 with translating the message into your country´s languages and sending us a VIDEO of your country´s version of Gregory MAQOMA´s message.
We encourage all the Centres, Cooperating Members, any members and friends of ITI to send a video (preferably in MP4-Format) to CHEN Simin of the General Secretariat of ITI as soon as possible. Her email address is chen.simin(at)
Attached is the message Gregory Maqoma in English and French:

>>International Dance Day Message 2020 by Gregory MAQOMA in English (original) in PDF and Word
>>Message de la Journée Internationale de la Danse 2020 de Gregory MAQOMA en français (traduction) en PDF et Word
>>Biography Gregory MAQOMA in English as PDF and Word
>>Biographie Gregory MAQOMA en français (traduction) en PDF et Word Photo Credit: Alon Skuy
UNESCO | In moments of crisis, people need culture
Article presented on the UNESCO website by Ernesto OTTONE, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture
COVID-19 has brought into stark relief, as crises often do, the necessity of culture for people and communities. At a time when billions of people are physically separated from one another, culture brings us together. It provides comfort, inspiration and hope at a time of enormous anxiety and uncertainty. Yet even as we rely on culture to get us through this crisis, culture is also suffering. Many artists and creators, especially those that work in the informal or gig economy, are now unable to make ends meet, much less produce new works of art. Cultural institutions, both large and small, are losing millions in revenue with each passing day. As the world works to address the immediate danger of COVID-19, we also need to put in place measures to support artists and access to culture, both in the short and long-term.
You find this article on the UNESCO website in different languages, just click on the language for reading it in the following languages
Chinese (Mandarin)
On these pages you can also subscribe to the UNESCO Newsletter.
United Nations | Culture in the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda – Invitation to endorse the Campaign
The International Theatre Institute (ITI) supports the initiative for the inclusion of a specific cultural goal to be devoted to culture in the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
Leading up to the adoption of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the International Music Council (Partner Organization of ITI) campaigned together with several global cultural networks under the banner "The Future We Want Includes Culture" for the inclusion of one specific goal devoted to culture, or for the integration of cultural aspects across the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This campaign was also known as the #culture2015goal campaign. In the final document of this campaign (23 September 2015: "Culture in the SDG Outcome Document: Progress Made, but Important Steps Remain Ahead"), the networks committed to keep their cooperation active.
To harness this potential, the #Culture2030Goal movement, in the context of its engagement in the United Nations 2030 Agenda, calls on UN agencies, governments and all other stakeholders to act.
If you would like to endorse this initiative, you can endorse it over this link. You can endorse it as individual and an institution.
More information: (Click on the title)
The Future We Want Includes Culture
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
"Culture in the SDG Outcome Document: Progress Made, but Important Steps Remain Ahead"
World Theatre Day 2020 – Great gratitude to all of you
The feedback that we received from the Centres, Cooperating Members, Partner Organizations and friends of ITI was like an avalanche of passion for theatre, for theatre artists – for all those who dedicate their life for the work on stage. On behalf of ITI and all its entities – I would like to send everybody a heartfelt, strong thank you.
All the contribution to World Theatre Day can be found on the website Just click on the link and check
A fantastic amount of translations, messages, information, happy world theatre messages that we received are uplifting our spirit and empowering us. Please have a look.
(If something is missing, please let us know: wtd(at) and we put it on the website.)
Let´s continue to create a positive effect and encourage our colleagues and friends all over the world.
ASSITEJ - International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People
Postponement of the 20th ASSITEJ World Congress & Performing Arts Festival / MIRAI 2020
We would like to express our sympathies to all those who are suffering from the new coronavirus and all those around the world whose lives have been affected by the spread of the infection.
ASSITEJ International and the ASSITEJ Japan Centre have been in repeated discussions, keeping an eye on the rapidly changing situation of Japan and the world. We deeply share the belief that the event is of great significance. We are convinced it will be a great and rare opportunity to experience the fascinating productions of the invited companies from around the world, together with other audiences in the theatre, and the feeling of crossing cultural boundaries. However, the threat of the coronavirus, which has evolved into a global pandemic, is far beyond what we can imagine and respond to. Under these circumstances, what matters most is the health and safety of everyone.
Thus, we make a joint statement here that the 20th ASSITEJ World Congress & Performing Arts Festival / MIRAI will be unavoidably postponed, most likely to the second half of March 2021.
>>For full information please click here
IATC - International Association of Theatre Critics – Congress in Bratislava
The General Secretariat of IATC has announced that their 30th Congress in May 2020, in Bratislava, Slovakia, has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The Congress is now planned to happen in Bratislava as well during the New Drama Festival 10 - 16 May 2021.
More information:
Contact: contact(at)
Chinese Performing Arts – Issue #1 - Available on the Website of ITI
Shanghai Theatre Academy and International Theatre Institute are proud to announce the online availability of their joint publication “Chinese Performing Arts”. The book is available as a PDF. >>Please click here to download. If you would like to have the printed softcover book, please write to info(at) (Price 10 Euros plus mailing costs.)
Solidarity for the Reconstruction of the “Scène Espace Themacult”
The Theatre Maoundoh-Culture-Themacult (Director: Ismael Vangdar Dorsouma) and its partners, Lafia Compagnie (Artistic Director: Doro Dimanta) and the association Zon'Action (President: Anicet Djoubana Koublengar) request your solidarity for the reconstruction of its theatre scene, located in N’Djamena in Chad. It hosts, produces, co-produces and programmes various activities (shows, exhibitions, meetings, artistic residencies, etc.). The very bad state of this stage is a hindrance to activities in the space and in the neighbourhoods benefiting from these activities.
If you want to have >>more information about the project, please click here. >>To make an online donation click here.
New Publication – UNESCO & the International Theatre Institute ITI
The General Secretariat is proud to announce a new publication about the relationship of UNESCO & ITI. The 40-page publication illustrates the history of how UNESCO laid the first bricks which became the foundation of “The International Theatre Institute”. It sheds light on how ITI and UNESCO collaborate with each other: the UNESCO National Commissions and the Centres of a country, the country´s delegation to UNESCO in Paris with ITI worldwide. The publication is an invitation for the National Commission of UNESCO and the Centres to mutually assist each other and collaborate. It is a kind request to the National Delegations and National Commissions of UNESCO to help ITI to create Centres in countries where there are no Centres of ITI.
Furthermore, it might be interesting for anyone to find out what the relationship of UNESCO looks like.
The brochure is available in English and French. Spanish is in preparation. You may download the brochure here:
UNESCO & ITI – English version
UNESCO & ITI – version française
The General Secretariat of ITI may send you a copy or copies of the printed version. Please write to info(at) to obtain yours.
New Publication “CULTURE 2030 - Indicators”
This 112-page publication, with a foreword by Ernesto OTTONE, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture, has just been released. It focusses on Culture’s role in sustainable development, the key concepts and approaches; on UNESCO Culture Conventions and Programmes towards the agenda 2030; on the overall purpose and guiding principles; it illustrates how Culture fits in the Sustainable Development Goals and informs about the methodological approach and describes the indicators.
The publication is available in English, French and Spanish (online). You may download the Anglophone and francophone versions here:
CULTURE / 2030 – Indicators English version CULTURE / 2030 - Indicateurs – version française
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.
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.
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) 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) or if you want to subscribe to the Newsletter of the Network by writing to: Tom Johnson: tom.johnson(at) 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) so that we can send you a copy in the language(s) of your choice. The publication exists in PDF format.