The ASSITEJ Next Generation Programme is meant for young artists in Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA). It includes Group Residency Programmes and Individual Placements. The programme is designed to create new opportunities for learning and to enable international exchange and collaboration between younger artists.
Next Generation Residencies
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 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.
Next Generation Placements
ASSITEJ supports Next Generation Placements to provide younger theatre artists, producers and administrators with an individual opportunity for international mobility within the field of 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 learn and work with artists in a country different to their own, within the framework of a placement provided by a host. This could include a festival, seminar, workshop, forum, production, 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 placements programme is a rolling programme in which 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.