Aims of ASSITEJ Regional Workshops

  • To share skills and knowledge between the different regions of the world.
  • For artists in TYA in under-developed regions to get access to high level professional development and inter-regional networking.

For each workshop to leave as much behind as possible it is important to aim them at artists who are likely to be able to pass the skills on and thus sustain them in the region (leaders). What is left behind after the workshops are held are seeds for the future.

The workshops need to be organized in close collaboration with the respective regions, since the context is of utmost importance. The workshops should be relevant, appropriate and important for the regions.

The format
The Artistic Gatherings and Congresses of ASSITEJ can serve as a platform to map the needs in different regions and even to train prospective workshop leaders. This can also be done through online surveys and during EC meetings in the regions.

The pilot regional workshops will be initiated (and possibly led) by Executive committee members of ASSITEJ. Future workshops can be initated from the regions themselves.

The ASSITEJ centres in the region agree on a suitable location for the workshops. An ideal location would be a space in a rural area, but still quite easy to get to, with at least three working spaces and accomodation a minimum of 30 people and (2-3 workshops).

The workshops should last a minimum of 3 days.

Costs: Participants pay for their own travel (it’s within their region, so it’s not too expensive) and for the basic accommodation and meals on offer. This could be partly subsidized by the local ASSITEJ centres if at all possible.

ASSITEJ (International) helps find the suitable workshop leaders, prepares/trains them (if needed) and pays for their travel and fee as appropriate.


ONE POSSIBLE idea for a format:

  • Three workshops are held simultaniously in the same place.
    This is done to create a vibrant community where artists socialize and network, not only with the people doing the same workshop as them but also with two other workshop groups. This means for example that set designers, directors and actors might all be doing separate workshops in the same place but with opportunity to interact socially (shared meals and social events) and professionally (shared lectures or seminars, sharing of work.)