In the period 2011-2014 ASSITEJ will:
1. - work on organization, promotion and support of
national, regional, and international programmes, congresses,
conferences, festivals, study tours, exhibitions, and other
- support and promote international Projects and Festivals
through giving the designations of ASSITEJ International Festival
and ASSITEJ International Project
- endorse additional meetings of the international organisation,
and will work with the organisers to ensure that there is artistic
exchange at these ASSITEJ International meetings.
- initiate new artistic networks such as the Playwrights Network,
International Festival Network and will adopt already existing
artistic networks such as Small Size Network into its membership
system, should these artistic networks apply and meet the criteria
- initiate and organize different projects in cooperation with
theatres, networks, national and regional centres (past examples
include Theatre for Early Years project in Bologna 2009, and Taboo
Themes in Theatre for Young Audiences, a project of cooperation
between South American and Nordic countries)
2. - promote and support exchange of experiences between
artists from all countries.
- launch and maintain the New Faces program and encourage similar
programs and projects for exchange.
- devise educational and training projects for skills development
and mentorship in order to develop theatre for children in the
countries and regions that have need of such a development.
- initiate and support international and intercultural theatre
projects of cooperation and exchange.
- develop marketing activity to promote and fund such
3. - encourage circulation and exchange of plays, texts
and other literature pertaining to theatre for children and young
- continue developing the database of scripts, and making it more
accessible to all.
- establish relationships with theatre centres in different
countries and work together on the dissemination of plays and
raising the process of translating plays into different languages,
taking special care of minority languages, in order that scripts
will be accessible to more artists across the globe.
- establish relationships with the Agencies representing plays
and playwrights in order to promote quality plays throughout the
4. - collect materials and documentations on theatre for
children and young people
- continue to develop ASSITEJ Archives, focus on making these
more user-friendly and accessible.
5. - promote theatre for children and young people
through all media.
- continue to maintain and produce the Website, the monthly
Newsletter, a Magazine (at least once a year) and the ASSITEJ Book
(as a documentation and reference book of the organisation).
- produce promotional video for ASSITEJ.
- continue with promotion of ASSITEJ World Children's Theatre Day
- continue with promotion of ASSITEJ Award for Artistic
- introduce other ways of giving awards, including introducing
new categories of awards.
6. - co-operate with other international organizations
with related interests.
- continue to seek connections and collaborations with other
international theatre organizations.
7. - introduce and support proposals made by centres and
networks in order to advance the work of theatre for children and
young people to appropriate national and international authorities
- continue advocating theatre for young audiences and will fight
for recognition of theatre art for children as an intrinsic part of
the artistic education of children and young people.
- promote and advocate for theatre that is inclusive of and
sensitive to people of all abilities (theatre for, by and
8. - refine the new constitution, approved at the 2011
Congress, and present it to the members for final
- refine the new constitution, approved at the 2011 Congress, and
present it to the members for final approval.
- define and present detailed minimum criteria for the ASSITEJ
World Congress and the International Meetings.
- produce detailed criteria and protocols for the different types
- produce a detailed plan for the Friends of ASSITEJ, and for how
these Friends may be involved in the life of the organisation.
To achieve these goals, the EC will work on four key areas, in
working groups. These are:
1. Policies and Protocols
Ines Falconi (Chair)
3. Publications (across all media)
Dora Jelačić Bužimski
4. Promotion (including marketing and
These four working groups will all consider Fundraising as a key
element of their planning.