Each three years cycle of ASSITEJ is structured around a Dramaturgy. The Executive Committee have been exploring the many elements that pull together and need consideration to build this narrative. There have been rich conversations about experiences of the last cycle and what is needed as we continue to grow through our varied experiences of the pandemic.
International fair cooperation, sustainability goals and what all this has to do with equity.
The past year exposed the instability of artists globally, and as time went by, we observed that some countries created tools and disposed resources to help TYA artists who were forbidden or denied work for over a year. This was urgent and we can only be grateful for that. It is important though, not to lose from our sight the dramatic condition of artists in the Global South, and the emergency situation they are exposed to.
Thanks to the engagement of ASSITEJ Norway, the Nordic - Baltic network and their supports, 600 professionals of performing arts for young people attended ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2019 in Kristiansand, in the best possible conditions: an inclusive space, where people's contributions are strongly supported, and nourished by high quality performances. Of course, Norway is far up north, and everyone can't just buy a ticket and join in.