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Help support the next 3 years of activity of the association and the development of theatre for children and young people across the world. ASSITEJ supports National Centres in over 80 countries helping ensure that children and young people who may otherwise have no opportunity, have access to life-changing artistic experiences which supports their educational, emotional and spiritual development.

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  • The Next Generation Programme; placements for individuals and group residencies
  • World Day Campaign and advocacy tool kit
  • International Magazine which shares best practice with readers across the globe

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Help support the next 3 years of activity of the association and the development of theatre for children and young people across the world. ASSITEJ supports National Centres in over 80 countries helping ensure that children and young people who may otherwise have no opportunity, have access to life-changing artistic experiences which supports their educational, emotional and spiritual development.

98E9041246

Help support ASSITEJ Initiatives such as:

  • The Next Generation Programme; placements for individuals and group residencies
  • World Day Campaign and advocacy tool kit
  • International Magazine which shares best practice with readers across the globe

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ASSITEJ is committed to engaging young and emerging artists and professional theatremakers from all over the world interested in TYA.

The Next Generation Program is an exciting and pioneering ASSITEJ initiative specially designed to welcome new faces to ASSITEJ and support young artists in developing their practice and in fostering international relationships.

Through the Next Generation Program, ASSITEJ offers placements and residency programs designed to create new opportunities for learning and to enable international exchange and collaboration between younger artists.

Next Generation Residencies

This is a project designed to support artistic and cultural networking, exchange and collaboration between artists within festivals and other international settings through a special program.

The first Next Generation group met in Adelaide, Australia, during the 16th.ASSITEJ Congress. This group kept working together during three years and met again in Linz, Austria (2009), Malmoe- Copenhague, Sweden Dennmark (2011) during the 17th. ASSITEJ Congress and in Okinawa, Japan (2012) during the 1st. ASSITEJ International Meeting within Kijimuna Festa,
where a new group was also invited. Last group met in Linz, Austria (2013) during the 2nd.ASSITEJ International Meetingwithin the Schäxpir Festival.

In 2014 a new group of 25 participants has met in Warsaw, Poland, during the 18th. ASSITEJ Congress at the Korzak Festival.

The Next Generation Residencies are organized within the frame of ASSITEJ Congresses and ASSITEJ International Encounters.

ASSITEJ thanks its members, National Centers and Festivals who are the real support for this project.

Next Generation Placements

ASSITEJ promotes NEXT GENERATION PLACEMENTS to provide younger theatre artists, producers and administrators with opportunities for international mobility within the field of Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) and in order to encourage contact and exchange between experienced and emerging artists.

Young people with an interest for and/or experience in TYA will have the opportunity to share experiences, learn and work with artists in other countries within the framework of different projects such as festivals, seminars, workshops, forums, productions, etc.

Any person related to TYA between 18 and 35 years old may apply for a placement through this program, and may apply to ASSITEJ for limited financial support.

About the placements offers

The temporary placements may be offered by companies, centres, networks, festivals or associations and may include participation in festivals, seminars, forums, workshops, productions or any other project within the field of TYA. They will allow younger and emerging artists to have experience in acting, directing, production, playwriting, design, administration, or any TYA related tasks in an international context.

The length and other conditions of the placement may vary.  The placement may or may not include an offer for accommodation, financial support or meals. Each placement offer may be for one or more people. Each offer should be made with a detailed description of the activities involved and other conditions. A contact person should be mentioned in the offer.

The offer for placements should be endorsed by an ASSITEJ Member (National Center, Network or Individual Member)

This callout is for placements offered between June 2015 to December 2016

Placement offer lists will be available on the 13th of April 2015.

To make an offer:

Offers for placements should be filled in online before 10th April 2015 

FILL OUT the Placements Offer Form HERE!

A list of all offers will be distributed via email to ASSITEJ members in order to assist those who do not check the website regularly.

The role of ASSITEJ in the Next Generation placements

ASSITEJ has the duty to promote the Next Generation Placements by looking for and encouraging new offers, distributing this information among members, publishing the offers on its website and being the contact between offer-makers and applicants.

ASSITEJ will not take any decision about the selection of the applicants nor the condition of the placements. ASSITEJ will only mediate the applications.
With the selection of 9 young professionals, emerging artists and theatre makers in the beginning of October, the selection process of the second edition of NGP mobility program was successfully closed. Within NG Placement program 9 theatre houses and festivals from 6 different countries have opened calls for participation in their programs for all interested young artists and theatre makers from around the world, and have invited them to use this opportunity to develop their skills and gain a precious and useful experience at the beginning of their professional careers.

A diverse group of theatres and festivals have created exciting and motivating offers: Theatre an der Parkaue from Germany, Sticky Fingers Arts from Northern Ireland, AteliercuncheoN research theatre from Italy, Hackney Children’s Theatre from United Kingdom, Bosko Buha Theater from Serbia, Starke Stücke Festival from Germany and ASSITEJ South Africa. By creating valuable opportunities for our young colleagues, these theatres have proven their willingness to participate in a global exchange and share their knowledge and practice from TYA with new generations of theatre makers armed with innovative, inspiring ideas and refreshing enthusiasm. As a response to the offers presented in the call for participation in NGP, we have received 73 applications from 13 countries: Cuba, France, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, Serbia and the UK. These applications revealed a great number of young, talented people from around the globe who are curious to meet and experience different cultures and eager to gain new perspectives in the international TYA practices. This growing interest reassured us that NGP program should be further developed, expanded and improved to meet the demand of rising numbers of excellent candidates.

The applicants who have been awarded a place in this edition of NGP have already been chosen and the direct arrangements with our offerers have already begun. While we look forward to the impressions from both sides, at this phase we would like to present you briefly with some insights in this edition of NG Placements as well as a few details on the current participants and the programs in which they will take part.

Eliot Moleba, a young writer from South Africa, with the support of ASSITEJ SA, offered a spot/opportunity for a dramaturge in the international co-production on which he is working with Christopher Harris from Wales. He had a difficult task of deciding whom to choose between excellent applications for this offer. Finally he decided to call Charlotte Loriot fromFrance to join them and work on their co-creation of a production for young audiences. They will work together for 8 weeks from May to July 2015 in Johannesburg, Cape Town and possibly at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. We are particularly looking forward to seeing the results of the co-operation of Eliot Moleba and Christopher Harris since the first ideas for their collaboration were conceived during Eliot Moleba participation in the first NGP program edition last year through which he had a chance to participate in the work of Arad Goch Festival in Wales.

Theater an der Parkaue, one of the biggest theatres for young audience in Berlin (Germany), has opened its doors for NG Placements and invited Elena Manzo, actress and theater teacher from Mexico. Elena Manzo was invited to work as an assistant for theater educators and directors in programs of Winterakademie during February 2015, which represents one of the flagship projects in theater education at Theater an der Parkaue. After 2 weeks in the Winter akademie experience, Elena will discuss together with the hosts of the theater, her further involvement in one of two ongoing projects during February and March: refugees project with Berlin youngsters or international coproduction with one company from UK.

Sticky Fingers Arts for Young children at The Art House in Newry (Northern Ireland, UK) has offered a place for Project Marketing Manager during January and February 2015 with the idea to bolster the promotion of its Festival and increase the audience numbers. Sticky Fingers Arts directors selected Iranian writer Nayereh Doostias the most suitable for the job, seeing her as an “energetic individual with a sharp artistic eye”.

Vaibhavi Kowshik, a stage designer and production manager from India, has been chosen for the spot of the Production assistant in the Hackney Children’s company from UK. They are involved in the dance theatre for young audiences and have been looking for a dynamic all-rounder, someone who can assist and learn from a range of theatre producing activities, from marketing and promotion to assisting in production management.

Richel Manuel Fernández Gómez from Cuba has been selected for a placement position of an actor in an open-air performance in AteliercuncheoN research theatreItaly, and will be participating in their programs for the period from 15 of January to 15 of April 2015.

Boško Buha Theatre from Belgrade (Serbia) has decided to invite two directors Marc Beudin (Canada/France) and Maud Orain (France) to follow the work of this institutional theatre in Serbia, and the performance building process based on a famous Serbian novel for children “Magarece godine” (“Teenage years”) by one of the most famous writers Branko Copic. The research period of these two directors will begin as soon as the reconstruction of the building, in which this theatre is housed, is completed.

Finally, Starke Stuecke Festival from Germany has offered a number of spots for Festival observers / International exchange, which arouse high interest and demand among our applicants. However, due to the immense number of applications and enthusiasm toward enabling as many spots as possible, the directors of this Festival have announced that the final decision on the number of places and choice of applicants will be given by the end of the year.

We hope that this brief glance in the current edition of NGP program answered some of the questions of other curious, talented emerging artists and theater makers who are following our work. We perceive the Next Generation Placements as an open program with great potential. Therefore, we would like to invite all those who found our program intriguing and motivating to think about what they could offer in the frame of programs planed in 2015-2016 and prepare for a new call for applications. The third edition on Next Generation Placements will be presented in December and followed by a Call for OFFERS, which will be opened in January 2015. We invite you to follow us and participate in this great and exciting global exchange.

Diana Kržani? Tepavac
ASSITEJ EC member – Projects Working Group
With the selection of 9 young professionals, emerging artists and theatre makers in the beginning of October, the selection process of the second edition of NGP mobility program was successfully closed. Within NG Placement program 9 theatre houses and festivals from 6 different countries have opened calls for participation in their programs for all interested young artists and theatre makers from around the world, and have invited them to use this opportunity to develop their skills and gain a precious and useful experience at the beginning of their professional careers.

A diverse group of theatres and festivals have created exciting and motivating offers: Theatre an der Parkaue from Germany, Sticky Fingers Arts from Northern Ireland, AteliercuncheoN research theatre from Italy, Hackney Children’s Theatre from United Kingdom, Bosko Buha Theater from Serbia, Starke Stücke Festival from Germany and ASSITEJ South Africa. By creating valuable opportunities for our young colleagues, these theatres have proven their willingness to participate in a global exchange and share their knowledge and practice from TYA with new generations of theatre makers armed with innovative, inspiring ideas and refreshing enthusiasm. As a response to the offers presented in the call for participation in NGP, we have received 73 applications from 13 countries: Cuba, France, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, Serbia and the UK. These applications revealed a great number of young, talented people from around the globe who are curious to meet and experience different cultures and eager to gain new perspectives in the international TYA practices. This growing interest reassured us that NGP program should be further developed, expanded and improved to meet the demand of rising numbers of excellent candidates.

The applicants who have been awarded a place in this edition of NGP have already been chosen and the direct arrangements with our offerers have already begun. While we look forward to the impressions from both sides, at this phase we would like to present you briefly with some insights in this edition of NG Placements as well as a few details on the current participants and the programs in which they will take part.

Eliot Moleba, a young writer from South Africa, with the support of ASSITEJ SA, offered a spot/opportunity for a dramaturge in the international co-production on which he is working with Christopher Harris from Wales. He had a difficult task of deciding whom to choose between excellent applications for this offer. Finally he decided to call Charlotte Loriot fromFrance to join them and work on their co-creation of a production for young audiences. They will work together for 8 weeks from May to July 2015 in Johannesburg, Cape Town and possibly at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. We are particularly looking forward to seeing the results of the co-operation of Eliot Moleba and Christopher Harris since the first ideas for their collaboration were conceived during Eliot Moleba participation in the first NGP program edition last year through which he had a chance to participate in the work of Arad Goch Festival in Wales.

Theater an der Parkaue, one of the biggest theatres for young audience in Berlin (Germany), has opened its doors for NG Placements and invited Elena Manzo, actress and theater teacher from Mexico. Elena Manzo was invited to work as an assistant for theater educators and directors in programs of Winterakademie during February 2015, which represents one of the flagship projects in theater education at Theater an der Parkaue. After 2 weeks in the Winter akademie experience, Elena will discuss together with the hosts of the theater, her further involvement in one of two ongoing projects during February and March: refugees project with Berlin youngsters or international coproduction with one company from UK.

Sticky Fingers Arts for Young children at The Art House in Newry (Northern Ireland, UK) has offered a place for Project Marketing Manager during January and February 2015 with the idea to bolster the promotion of its Festival and increase the audience numbers. Sticky Fingers Arts directors selected Iranian writer Nayereh Doostias the most suitable for the job, seeing her as an “energetic individual with a sharp artistic eye”.

Vaibhavi Kowshik, a stage designer and production manager from India, has been chosen for the spot of the Production assistant in the Hackney Children’s company from UK. They are involved in the dance theatre for young audiences and have been looking for a dynamic all-rounder, someone who can assist and learn from a range of theatre producing activities, from marketing and promotion to assisting in production management.

Richel Manuel Fernández Gómez from Cuba has been selected for a placement position of an actor in an open-air performance in AteliercuncheoN research theatreItaly, and will be participating in their programs for the period from 15 of January to 15 of April 2015.

Boško Buha Theatre from Belgrade (Serbia) has decided to invite two directors Marc Beudin (Canada/France) and Maud Orain (France) to follow the work of this institutional theatre in Serbia, and the performance building process based on a famous Serbian novel for children “Magarece godine” (“Teenage years”) by one of the most famous writers Branko Copic. The research period of these two directors will begin as soon as the reconstruction of the building, in which this theatre is housed, is completed.

Finally, Starke Stuecke Festival from Germany has offered a number of spots for Festival observers / International exchange, which arouse high interest and demand among our applicants. However, due to the immense number of applications and enthusiasm toward enabling as many spots as possible, the directors of this Festival have announced that the final decision on the number of places and choice of applicants will be given by the end of the year.

We hope that this brief glance in the current edition of NGP program answered some of the questions of other curious, talented emerging artists and theater makers who are following our work. We perceive the Next Generation Placements as an open program with great potential. Therefore, we would like to invite all those who found our program intriguing and motivating to think about what they could offer in the frame of programs planed in 2015-2016 and prepare for a new call for applications. The third edition on Next Generation Placements will be presented in December and followed by a Call for OFFERS, which will be opened in January 2015. We invite you to follow us and participate in this great and exciting global exchange.

Diana Kržani? Tepavac
ASSITEJ EC member – Projects Working Group
With the selection of 9 young professionals, emerging artists and theatre makers in the beginning of October, the selection process of the second edition of NGP mobility program was successfully closed. Within NG Placement program 9 theatre houses and festivals from 6 different countries have opened calls for participation in their programs for all interested young artists and theatre makers from around the world, and have invited them to use this opportunity to develop their skills and gain a precious and useful experience at the beginning of their professional careers.

A diverse group of theatres and festivals have created exciting and motivating offers: Theatre an der Parkaue from Germany, Sticky Fingers Arts from Northern Ireland, AteliercuncheoN research theatre from Italy, Hackney Children’s Theatre from United Kingdom, Bosko Buha Theater from Serbia, Starke Stücke Festival from Germany and ASSITEJ South Africa. By creating valuable opportunities for our young colleagues, these theatres have proven their willingness to participate in a global exchange and share their knowledge and practice from TYA with new generations of theatre makers armed with innovative, inspiring ideas and refreshing enthusiasm. As a response to the offers presented in the call for participation in NGP, we have received 73 applications from 13 countries: Cuba, France, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, Serbia and the UK. These applications revealed a great number of young, talented people from around the globe who are curious to meet and experience different cultures and eager to gain new perspectives in the international TYA practices. This growing interest reassured us that NGP program should be further developed, expanded and improved to meet the demand of rising numbers of excellent candidates.

The applicants who have been awarded a place in this edition of NGP have already been chosen and the direct arrangements with our offerers have already begun. While we look forward to the impressions from both sides, at this phase we would like to present you briefly with some insights in this edition of NG Placements as well as a few details on the current participants and the programs in which they will take part.

Eliot Moleba, a young writer from South Africa, with the support of ASSITEJ SA, offered a spot/opportunity for a dramaturge in the international co-production on which he is working with Christopher Harris from Wales. He had a difficult task of deciding whom to choose between excellent applications for this offer. Finally he decided to call Charlotte Loriot fromFrance to join them and work on their co-creation of a production for young audiences. They will work together for 8 weeks from May to July 2015 in Johannesburg, Cape Town and possibly at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. We are particularly looking forward to seeing the results of the co-operation of Eliot Moleba and Christopher Harris since the first ideas for their collaboration were conceived during Eliot Moleba participation in the first NGP program edition last year through which he had a chance to participate in the work of Arad Goch Festival in Wales.

Theater an der Parkaue, one of the biggest theatres for young audience in Berlin (Germany), has opened its doors for NG Placements and invited Elena Manzo, actress and theater teacher from Mexico. Elena Manzo was invited to work as an assistant for theater educators and directors in programs of Winterakademie during February 2015, which represents one of the flagship projects in theater education at Theater an der Parkaue. After 2 weeks in the Winter akademie experience, Elena will discuss together with the hosts of the theater, her further involvement in one of two ongoing projects during February and March: refugees project with Berlin youngsters or international coproduction with one company from UK.

Sticky Fingers Arts for Young children at The Art House in Newry (Northern Ireland, UK) has offered a place for Project Marketing Manager during January and February 2015 with the idea to bolster the promotion of its Festival and increase the audience numbers. Sticky Fingers Arts directors selected Iranian writer Nayereh Doostias the most suitable for the job, seeing her as an “energetic individual with a sharp artistic eye”.

Vaibhavi Kowshik, a stage designer and production manager from India, has been chosen for the spot of the Production assistant in the Hackney Children’s company from UK. They are involved in the dance theatre for young audiences and have been looking for a dynamic all-rounder, someone who can assist and learn from a range of theatre producing activities, from marketing and promotion to assisting in production management.

Richel Manuel Fernández Gómez from Cuba has been selected for a placement position of an actor in an open-air performance in AteliercuncheoN research theatreItaly, and will be participating in their programs for the period from 15 of January to 15 of April 2015.

Boško Buha Theatre from Belgrade (Serbia) has decided to invite two directors Marc Beudin (Canada/France) and Maud Orain (France) to follow the work of this institutional theatre in Serbia, and the performance building process based on a famous Serbian novel for children “Magarece godine” (“Teenage years”) by one of the most famous writers Branko Copic. The research period of these two directors will begin as soon as the reconstruction of the building, in which this theatre is housed, is completed.

Finally, Starke Stuecke Festival from Germany has offered a number of spots for Festival observers / International exchange, which arouse high interest and demand among our applicants. However, due to the immense number of applications and enthusiasm toward enabling as many spots as possible, the directors of this Festival have announced that the final decision on the number of places and choice of applicants will be given by the end of the year.

We hope that this brief glance in the current edition of NGP program answered some of the questions of other curious, talented emerging artists and theater makers who are following our work. We perceive the Next Generation Placements as an open program with great potential. Therefore, we would like to invite all those who found our program intriguing and motivating to think about what they could offer in the frame of programs planed in 2015-2016 and prepare for a new call for applications. The third edition on Next Generation Placements will be presented in December and followed by a Call for OFFERS, which will be opened in January 2015. We invite you to follow us and participate in this great and exciting global exchange.

Diana Kržani? Tepavac
ASSITEJ EC member – Projects Working Group

ASSITEJ is committed to engaging young and emerging artists and professional theatremakers from all over the world interested in TYA.

The Next Generation Program is an exciting and pioneering ASSITEJ initiative specially designed to welcome new faces to ASSITEJ and support young artists in developing their practice and in fostering international relationships.

Through the Next Generation Program, ASSITEJ offers placements and residency programs designed to create new opportunities for learning and to enable international exchange and collaboration between younger artists.

Next Generation Residencies

This is a project designed to support artistic and cultural networking, exchange and collaboration between artists within festivals and other international settings through a special program.

The first Next Generation group met in Adelaide, Australia, during the 16th.ASSITEJ Congress. This group kept working together during three years and met again in Linz, Austria (2009), Malmoe- Copenhague, Sweden Dennmark (2011) during the 17th. ASSITEJ Congress and in Okinawa, Japan (2012) during the 1st. ASSITEJ International Meeting within Kijimuna Festa, where a new group was also invited. Last group met in Linz, Austria (2013) during the 2nd.ASSITEJ International Meetingwithin the Schäxpir Festival.

In 2014 a new group of 25 participants has met in Warsaw, Poland, during the 18th. ASSITEJ Congress at the Korzak Festival.

The Next Generation Residencies are organized within the frame of ASSITEJ Congresses and ASSITEJ International Encounters.

ASSITEJ thanks its members, National Centers and Festivals who are the real support for this project.

Next Generation Placements

ASSITEJ promotes NEXT GENERATION PLACEMENTS to provide younger theatre artists, producers and administrators with opportunities for international mobility within the field of Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) and in order to encourage contact and exchange between experienced and emerging artists.

Young people with an interest for and/or experience in TYA will have the opportunity to share experiences, learn and work with artists in other countries within the framework of different projects such as festivals, seminars, workshops, forums, productions, etc.

Any person related to TYA between 18 and 35 years old may apply for a placement through this program, and may apply to ASSITEJ for limited financial support.

More information :  Next Generation placements in 2014 / 2015

About the placements offers

The temporary placements may be offered by companies, centres, networks, festivals or associations and may include participation in festivals, seminars, forums, workshops, productions or any other project within the field of TYA. They will allow younger and emerging artists to have experience in acting, directing, production, playwriting, design, administration, or any TYA related tasks in an international context.

The length and other conditions of the placement may vary.  The placement may or may not include an offer for accommodation, financial support or meals. Each placement offer may be for one or more people. Each offer should be made with a detailed description of the activities involved and other conditions. A contact person should be mentioned in the offer.

The offer for placements should be endorsed by an ASSITEJ Member (National Center, Network or Individual Member)

This callout is for placements offered between June 2015 to December 2016

Placement offer lists will be available on the 13th of April 2015.

To make an offer:

Offers for placements should be filled in online before 10th April 2015 

FILL OUT the Placements Offer Form HERE!

A list of all offers will be distributed via email to ASSITEJ members in order to assist those who do not check the website regularly.

The role of ASSITEJ in the Next Generation placements

ASSITEJ has the duty to promote the Next Generation Placements by looking for and encouraging new offers, distributing this information among members, publishing the offers on its website and being the contact between offer-makers and applicants.

ASSITEJ will not take any decision about the selection of the applicants nor the condition of the placements. ASSITEJ will only mediate the applications.
“The Next Generation programme embodies the very essence of what ASSITEJ stands for: internationalism and artistic exchange.” (Nina Hajiyianni, EC member and Next Generation-participant in 2008 and 2012)

The Next Generation programme was created in 2008 in order to ease the access of young artists to ASSITEJ. Since then up-and-coming artists from all over the world have been gathering at the annual meeting of the international association. The programme offers them a platform in which to exchange their experiences in the context of their own cultural background. Using this as a starting point the participants can then develop new ideas and visions for theatre for young audiences and their own work. Such encounters often result in international friendships and artistic cooperation. A network of people working in theatre has thus arisen from former and present grant holders, that actively influences the work of ASSITEJ and theatre for young audiences all over the world.

The Next Generation group at the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2015 (AAG15) will be made up of 30 participants from emerging and developing countries and 20 participants from German-language countries. In addition there will be two or three former Next Generation grant holders in Berlin to help shape the exchange of ideas and opinions and guarantee continuity and the transfer of knowledge. Last not least the Next Generation group will be making an important contribution to AAG15’s central theme “Generations in Dialogue”.Augenblick mal!

Video Augenblick Mal! 2015