This is a programme designed to support artistic and cultural networking, exchange and collaboration between artists within festivals and other international settings through a special programme for a group.
The first Next Generation group met in Adelaide, Australia, during the 16th.ASSITEJ Congress. Since then there have been ASSITEJ Next Generation Residencies in Okinawa, Japan (2012) during the 1st. ASSITEJ International Meeting within Kijimuna Festa, Linz, Austria (2013) during the 2nd.ASSITEJ International Meeting within the Schäxpir Festival. In 2014 a new group of 25 participants met in Warsaw, Poland, during the 18th. ASSITEJ Congress at the Korzak Festival. A group of 38 artists from ‘developing countries’ have been brought together for Augenblick-mal, the 2015 ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering.
In July 2016, during the framework of the On The Edge Festival, the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering took place in Birmingham. This time with 23 participants from around the world.