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2015

International artistic collaboration & management in theatre

ETC's European Theatre Academy participants at the Festival d'Avignon in July 2015.


Master classes & workshops for Theatre directors and managers, administrators, touring & production managers of theatres

4 -8 July 2015


Theatre in Europe has internationalized. Though, it remains in its concept, its choices on playwrights and texts, and its relation with its public and actors very much linked to national and local territory and references. In a number of countries, conditions for production and financing have become year by year more complex, driving artists, theatre companies and theatres to work continuously more internationally.

The European Theatre Convention proposes to establish in collaboration with the Festival d’Avignon, during and as part of the festival, a European Theatre Academy, that becomes for four days a working space of reflection and promotion of good practices of exchanges on international collaboration experiences, on conditions for touring activities and the consequences it has on artistic choices, on artists and technicians, bringing into discussion questions on translation (audio or surtitles) as well as different aspects of social and legal regulations, taxation on European level, and last but not least on funding schemes put in place by the European commission to support cooperation projects.

The Academy shall be an opportunity for members of the European Theatre Convention to mentor and support young European professionals interested by those questions and practices.

Registration to the academy requires personal presence throughout the entire time of the program.


Venue

Institut Supérieur des Techniques du Spectacle - ISTS
20, Rue Portail Boquier
84000 Avignon

Program

International artists present at the Festival d’Avignon will be meeting with participants of the European Theatre Academy and join throughout the program, sharing their work experience and give valuable insights.

Participants of the European Theatre Academy are asked to bring concrete collaboration proposals and international project ideas that will be discussed and further developed as part of the masterclasses.

Saturday, July 4

17h–18h30  
Introduction to the ETC European Theatre Academy program
 
Welcome by Heidi Wiley, ETC Secretary General and Benoit Vreux, director CIFAS Centre international de formation en Arts de la scène

19h        
Dinner  & Presentation of each participant and the theatre structure

22h     
Theatre performance at Festival d’Avignon: Andréas by Jonathan Châtel, Cloître des celestins (1h40)



Sunday, July 5

International collaboration – designing your cooperation partnership

10h–12h30  
How to produce and promote your productions internationally?
 
by Dubravka Vrgoc, ETC President

12h30        
Lunch

14h–16h30  
How to develop international theatre projects?
 by Serge Rangoni, ETC Vice President
Introducing ETC guide on international collaborations, presented by Heidi Wiley

16h30–17h30  
Discussion and exchanges between European Theatre Academy participants

18h00        
Theatre performance at Festival d’Avignon: No world / FPLL by Winter family, Chartreuse (1h)

19h30        
Dinner

22h00         
Theatre performance at Festival d’Avignon: King Lear by Olivier Py, Cour d’honneur (2h30)



Monday, July 6

Working in performing arts in Europe – legal and fiscal issues

10h–12h30  
European mobility in performing arts: What you need to know in terms of legal arrangements, taxation and social security regulations throughout Europe. by Dick Molenaar, European performing arts tax specialist in collaboration with PEARLE & European Festival Association in the frame of RISE, with support of the European Commission’s Creative Europe program

12h30        
Lunch

14h –17h30  
Programming international work – from artistic to administrative perspectives

Tips and insights from international festival director Virgilio Sieni, Venice Biennale Dance 2015 in discussion and exchanges with European Theatre Academy participants

18h00        
Theatre performance at the Festival d’Avignon: NO51 Mu Naine Vihastas, by TeaterNO99 (1h40)

20h00          
Dinner

 


Tuesday, July 7

International theatre production – funding programs

10h – 12h30
EU funding programs for culture cooperation projects. by and in collaboration with EACEA of the European Commission

12h30
Lunch

14h–17h00
Access to international  performing art markets: Artistic development through creating and programming international work - focus Asia

Meeting of European Theatre Academy participants with Kuy Choi, producer and founder of AsiaNow Productions, Korea

17h00–17h30
Conclusion & Farewell Cocktail

18h00
Theatre performance at the Festival d’AvignonRichard III, by Thomas Ostermeier, Opera Gymnase (2h30)

 

Wednesday, July 8 

Departure


For more information and contact, please click here.

Flash Back: The ETC at the Assitej round table discussion during the Festival d´Avignon in July 2014.

 

Download the full program of the ETC European Theatre Academy 2015 in Avignon

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Take a look at the photo gallery of this years ETC European Theatre Academy in Avignon

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