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Foto by Nelson Álvarez. Audiences attending a performance from “Titirivida”, from Pinar del río, Cuba.
 

2024: The Year of Personal Sustainability

 By Ernie Nolan, Treasurer of ASSITEJ International

On January 1, 2024, I sat in my favourite chair with my morning coffee and began to write out my New Year’s resolutions—personal promises, changes, accomplishments, and improvements that people coincide with the beginning of the calendar year. Before not too long, I had filled my writing pad full of ideas. Forever trying to maintain work-life balance and successfully lead my institution in this post-pandemic climate, my hopes for 2024 were BIG. While taking a break from brainstorming to refill my cup of coffee, I picked up my phone and noticed a Facebook post from my dear friend, Creative Consultant, Nina Meehan. She also had New Year’s resolutions in mind. She posted:

“On December 31st, you make all these promises to yourself and plans. And for the first few days of January, you are, in fact, resolute–purposeful, determined, and unwavering–in those plans and promises. But, by January 10th-ish, real life has started up again and with it, the twists and turns of the unexpected have arrived. Can your resolutions ride those waves? Can they sustain the inevitable surprises of day to day existence?”

Along with a new cup of coffee, I went back to my list and reread. Constantly navigating the unexpected day to day, could I honestly accomplish all of these goals this year? Nina’s post continued to answer the questions she, and I, posed:

“For most of us, the answer is NO. Research suggests that only 9% of people actually keep their New Year’s Resolutions. Which explains why the gyms across the country are packed on January 3rd and empty by January 22nd. This year, why not commit to something that is sustainable?”

Nina’s inspiring post got me thinking about the word “sustainable”. Over the past several years, I’ve always associated “sustainable” and “sustainability” with environmental efforts. The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines sustainable as “of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged.”

After discovering that definition, I looked at the long list on my legal pad and turned that page over to a fresh one. On that new page, with a sense of personal sustainability in mind, I wrote one resolution:

“This year, I will not deplete or permanently damage ME.”

I hope you’ll join me in looking after yourselves in the coming year.

Looking at a future sure to be full of unknown challenges, I’m hoping that my own self-preservation will lead to innovation and possibility. Just as the environment and social challenges are global in nature, I’m hoping taking care of myself will lead to and strengthen the opportunities that I have for international collaboration and cooperation.

I hope that you’ll join me in looking after yourself in the coming year so that we can ensure a better quality of life for current and future generations.

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News from ASSITEJ International
 
 
Don’t Miss the 21st ASSITEJ World Congress & Performing Arts Festival, Voices of A New World!
 

1,000+ artists from 70+ countries.

60 workshops, talks & debates in Spanish and English.

25 performances from The Americas, Africa, Asia, Oceania, and Europe.

House of Iberoamerica, House of Puppetry, House of Asia, Celebration of Africa Day.

Focus days on Participation, Inclusivity, LGBTQIA+, Sustainability, Community, Women in TYA, Networking, Research in TYA, Early Years, Playwriting, Arts Education and Dance, Dance, Dance!

Venues

Workshops and debates in Old Havana.

Performances in the streets of old Havana, in communities and in the theatre of the neighbourhood of Vedado in Havana.

Book your accommodation around the festival centre Pabellón Cuba and Hotel Nacional. Hotel deals for the festival hotels will follow shortly.

Post Congress

Make the most out of your long travel with cultural visits and artist exchanges in other parts of Cuba (2-9 June 2024). 

🌎🌍🌏 Havana, Cuba

🗓 24 May - 1 June 2024 

 
Open Call: Next Generation Programme 2024
 

ASSITEJ Cuba and ASSITEJ International invite 15 artists, critics, producers, and researchers, from all over the world to participate in the ‘Next Generation Residency’. 

As part of the Congress, the ASSITEJ Next Generation Programme in Cuba opens its doors to young artists and creators interested in working with children and young audiences, this time under the theme “Community and Identity”.

 

🌎🌍🌏 Havana, Cuba

🗓 20 May - 2 June 2024 

Deadline: 10 February 2024

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Open Call: Regional Workshop Cuba
 

Are you a director, choreographer, playwright, or performer working in the field of performing arts for young audiences? This residency will provide a powerful networking opportunity and a chance to experience performances from around the world.

The residency is open to artists residing in Ibero-America and the Caribbean and will be held at the 21st ASSITEJ World Congress and Performing Arts Festival, Voices of a New World, in Havana, Cuba, from 24 May – 2 June 2024. 

🌎🌍🌏 Havana, Cuba

🗓 24 May - 2 June 2024 

Deadline: 10 February 2024

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Call for Productions: AAG 2025 "Bright Generations"
 

Scènes d’enfance – ASSITEJ France has the honour of hosting the next ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering in Marseille in 2025, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the association with the entire performing arts community for young audiences.

The open call for productions/shows for the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2025 is open to all countries. 

🌎🌍🌏 Marseille, France

🗓 23 - 29 March 2024 

Deadline: 15 February 2024

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Extension for Submissions to the ASSITEJ Magazine Online 2024
 

The ASSITEJ World Congress 2024 will be in Havana, Cuba, from 24 May - 1 June 2024, with the theme of Embodying Vision, which is the third theme in our overarching three-year dramaturgy of Regenerating.

The ASSITEJ Magazine continues to be online, you can view the previous versions from 2022 and 2023.

The magazine articles will be published in English and the original language of the author. We will create a magazine that communicates through images, film and text. Both visuals and text should address the theme, Regenerating: embodying vision. We aim to regularly update this online magazine with new articles from January 2024 until the opening of the Congress in May 2024.

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Deadline Extension: 31 January 2024 

 
Share Your Views on ASSITEJ International - Survey
 

As part of the ‘Theatre & Performing Arts for Young Audiences: Building Collective Resilience’ Project, external evaluators Dr Richard Johnson Sallis and Dr Jennifer Andersen from The University of Melbourne in Australia are examining to what extent the development of ASSITEJ International’s network is building the collective resilience of the global Theatre & Performing Arts for Young Audiences sector.

We kindly ask you to support the ongoing development of our Association by contributing your views, opinions, and experiences of ASSITEJ International in the following survey:

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The survey is available in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

Deadline Extension: 31 January 2024 

 
 
 
Opportunities
 
 
Call for Nominations: Geesche Wartemann Emerging Scholars Award
 

ITYARN

ITYARN, the International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network, is calling for nominations for the second Geesche Wartemann Emerging Scholars Award, to be awarded at the 21st ASSITEJ International World Congress & Performing Arts Festival for Children & Young People “Voices of a New World” – Cuba 2024. 

Deadline: 15 February 2024

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Deadline Extended for ASSITEJ Inspirational Playwrights
 

Write Local. Play Global

Write Local. Play Global. (WLPG) has extended the deadline for nominations for the Inspirational Playwrights Award until 30 January.

Information and application forms are available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Maltese.  

Deadline Extension: 30 January 2024

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“THEATRE EXPOSED” International Theatrical Photography Competition
 

Theatre Exposed

The “THEATRE EXPOSED” International Theatrical Photography Competition is held annually and is timed to coincide with World Photographer's Day.

The theme will be "Theatre as Art" and accepted genres are: art photo, portrait photo, movement in art, and open category (street theatre, immersive theatre, experimental photo).

Professional theatre photographers can take part in the competition.

Participation is free.

🗓 1 January - 19 August 2024

Deadline to register: 1 July 2024

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Young Dramaten International and National Writing Residency Program
 

 Unga Dramaten 

Are you interested in writing for children and young people? If so, please apply to our Writer's Residency Program during spring 2024.

Unga Dramaten is part of the Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm and exists to create performing art for children and young people between the ages of 3-15.

Applications must be presented in English or in a Scandinavian language. The residency participant is expected to be present during the entire period.

 

🌎🌍🌏 Stockholm, Sweden

🗓 21 May - 12 June 2024 

Deadline: 21 January 2024

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News from around the world
 
 
Performing Green International Workshop
 

ASSITEJ Sweden

Performing Green – international workshop on methods of sustainability in artistic work for directors and scenographers on January 27 – 29, 2024.

What role does the performing arts play in climate change? What does a sustainable working method mean for the aesthetics and complexity of the performing arts? What methods and strategies do freelance artists need to contribute to sustainability in the various parts of performing arts production?

ASSITEJ Sweden together with Folkteatern Gävleborg and TeaterAlliansen organize an international workshop where participating directors and stage designers from eight Nordic and Baltic countries will have the opportunity to explore sustainability strategies together from an artistic perspective. 

🗓 27 - 29 January 2024

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Redesign Design
 

 Sustainability Section

Whenever I watch home improvement shows or interior design makeovers I always think, “Theatre has been doing this for years!” Theatre artists are the ultimate “upcyclers”— people who create something new from discarded materials. Due to creative possibilities, and budgets, we continually give a second life to “old” products. At Nashville Children’s Theatre we’ve created sets out of everything from cardboard to pool noodles. We’ve even built furniture for productions that have become reused in the building.

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FATEJ 2023 - We Did It
 

ASSITEJ Cameroon 

 

The African Festival for Children and Youth (FATEJ) was held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, from December 1 to 8, 2023, using the theme: The place of theatre in the pacification of human relationships.

The 14th edition of FATEJ was held with the money collected from the entry of the shows being the only source of funds.

With the exception of the company La Casquette of Belgium, which made the trip thanks to previous agreements between Théâtre du Chocolat and its partners, the rest of the African and European companies were unable to make the trip.

Aware of this reality, the organizing committee increased the number of performances of pre-selected local companies to fill the gaps left by the absence of others. It was a moment of madness and incredible joy for the students, parents and educators who came to watch the performances.

A round table was held on the theme “School and theater: Harmony or conflict”. The panel made up of academics, teachers, educators, actors and directors set the stage for the scientific conference that we hope to hold in 2025.

 

 
New Publications from ASSITEJ Spain
 

 ASSITEJ Spain

 

With great joy we share that the catalog of publications from ASSITEJ Spain grew with four new titles in the year 2023: Diary of the Lemon Tree (Diario del limonero) by Paco Romeu, Alice. So Big and So Small (Alicia. Tan grande y tan pequeña) by Manel I. Serrano, and the spanish translations of Une Lune entre deux maisons and Le bruit des os qui craquent by Suzanne Lebeau.

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Article Section
 
Looking Back: AAG 2023 - Turning Point
 
 
 
By Melissa Hekkers
 
Artists In Small States Of Europe Have Their Own, Independent Voice
 

 

ASSITEJ Cyprus is one of the newest and smallest members of ASSITEJ International. Stavros Stavrou, founder of ASSITEJ Cyprus, attended ‘Catch the Wave: Conversations on inclusivity’ taking place at the festival yesterday which gave the opportunity to participants to engage in one-on-one or small-group conversations with representatives of the International Inclusive Arts Network (IIAN). Following the event we had a Q&A with Stavrou, here’s what he told us...

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