Since the beginning of 2012, a series of encounters have been supported and initiated by the European Theatre Convention as a result of the ETC steering committee “Aesthetic education and development of a drama school network”. The main topics to be discussed and analyzed are the future of artistic education, training for stage directors, and teaching in art schools.
Two upcoming meetings on higher eductation for drama will take place in Germany in autumn 2013 in partnership with the ETC:
Conference of the future: Training perspectives in performing arts
Wie? Wofür? Wie Weiter? (How? For what? What's next?)
October 4-7, 2012
Presented by the German Academy for Performing Arts of Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg in partnership the Dramaturgical society
The programme is available in German: please click here
Bologna Process? - Theatre Education for a future Europe
November 17-18, 2012
Presented by the Staatstheater Braunschweig, in the framework of the European festival for young emerging stage directors Fast Forward in Braunschweig. In collaboration with the Dramaturgical Society (DG).
Conference language: English
Click here to read the conference agenda. For registration and participation, please contact Heidi Wiley at email@example.com or by phone: 49 (0)30 28441 461
On the occasion of the second edition of the European festival for young emerging stage directors Fast Forward, the ETC organizes together with the State Theatre of Braunschweig a symposium, the first step in the creation process of establishing an international network of drama schools, which aims to include both educational institutes and interested theaters.
In lectures and workshops the positive effects of such an international education network will be questioned and analyzed: What can educators and theater practitioners expect of it? Which training models exist, in particular for the training of stage directors? Are there possibilities for international cooperations? Which universities are cooperating already with each other? Which schools are cooperating with the theatres? Which experiences are made? Is it worth to include an international orientation as part of the degree classes? How does the European "market" look like? For what and for whom are the art and drama schools offering their degree courses? Which existing training models are particularly effective?
Furthermore: What role plays education and training support as well as promotion of young artists for a future Europe? Which relevance will it have for a political consciousness in Europe? How does this affect the relationship between art and democracy?
The conference is targeted to all professionals of European art and drama schools, to interested theater practitioners and representatives from public drama theatres, to young people currently enrolled in degree courses as well as to all who have a special interest in the higher education system of theatre professionals in Europe.