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CATEGORIES OF MEMBERSHIP :

1. Full membership : National centres and networks

2. Corresponding membership : National Centres and Networks that are unable to meet the full criteria for membership, but can meet less stringent criteria as defined in Article 4.3.

3. Non-voting membership : Individual members (theatre companies, organizations or persons) dedicated to theatre for children and young people, who are not able to participate in other forms of ASSITEJ membership.

DEFINITIONS OF MEMBERS :

National Centres :

1. National centres are networks of theatre companies, organisations and persons working in that country in the field of theatre for children and young people.

2. Categories of membership within national centres are :

2.1. Professional theatre companies or artists performing for children and young people.
2.2. Non-professional theatre companies or artists performing for children and young people.
2.3. Organizations, institutions, associations or persons actively engaged in the work of theatre for children and young people.
2.4. Supporting organizations, institutions, associations, or persons interested in theatre for children and young people.

3. Criteria for full or corresponding membership:

3.1 To qualify for full membership in the Association, a national centre must be a network comprising of at least three (3) professional members (2.1), or five (5) members with at least two (2) professional members (2.1) and three (3) non-professional members (2.2).
3.2 To qualify for corresponding membership, a national centre must be a network of theatre companies, organisations, and persons which does not achieve the above criteria.

ASSITEJ is mainly sustained by the fees from its members. These are the proposed amounts per year for National Centers: -Full membership ($150 min. – $750 max.) -Corresponding membership ($75)

*Fixed USD-EUR rate 1:1

 Professional Networks :

1. Professional networks are formal, international networks of theatre companies, organisations, and/or persons working in and supporting the field of theatre for children and young people.

2. Professional networks can be formed on the basis of common interests or needs related to the work of theatre for children and young people.

3. Criteria for membership:

3.1 To qualify for full membership in the Association, a professional network should be a global network which includes members from at least seven (7) countries from two (2) or more continents.
3.2 Those professional networks which do not meet the above criteria, but include members from a minimum of five (5) countries, may apply for corresponding membership.

 Individual members :

Individual membership embraces theatre companies, organisations or persons who are not able to participate in the other forms of ASSITEJ membership, with the purpose of bringing them into networks and working towards the formation of new networks in the future.

Individual members are NON – VOTING members.

Individual membership can take various forms. Here are some examples:

  • A theatre company or other organisation which is currently not able to meet the requirements for membership as a National centre, due to lack of representivity (for example), but which wishes to participate in the work of ASSITEJ, while working towards membership as a National centre.
  • Individuals from countries where there are currently no ASSITEJ National centres.
  • Individuals from countries where there is an ASSITEJ National centre, but this centre has not given them access. This last category will be subject to certain very specific conditions.

ASSITEJ is mainly sustained by the fees from its members. These are the proposed amounts per year: -Individual membership ($30 min. – $50 max.) *Fixed USD-EUR rate 1:1

Documents and forms

Download :

ASSITEJ Policies and Protocol handbook, May 2014

(pdf file, English)