Project: European Theatre Networking with Ukrainian theatre makers and theatres
The European Theatre Convention is the leading network of public theatres in Europe with 40 member theatres in more than 20 countries. As connecting link between cultures and cultural institutions in Europe it brings together Europe’s theatres and theatre makers in dialogues, exchanges and collaborations. The concerning political situation in the Ukraine gave reason to strengthen ETC’s ties with theatres and artists coming from the country currently in crisis to build bridges and connect with partners in the ETC network. The program European Theatre Networking with Ukrainian theatre makers and theatres aimed to do just that. As part of the project, scholarships were awarded to five young theatre makers from Ukraine to attend major ETC theatre events in November 2014.
From 27th-30th November 2014, the ETC international theatre conference “The Future of Europe” was held at the Staatstheater Braunschweig, Germany, attended by more than 70 artistic directors, dramaturges and artists from more than 20 countries. In parallel to the conference, the 4th edition of the successful European festival “Fast Forward” with more than 150 guests took place. At the conference a special focus was given to European networking with Ukrainian theatre makers. During these events the ETC facilitated an exchange between theatre institutions as well as theatre makers and young artists from the Ukraine with theatre colleagues, conference and festival participants from across Europe to nourish the building of long-term relationships and the creation of new professional perspectives.
Take a look back at the project in 2014 for impressions, meet the artists and find out more about the structure and development ofthe Ukrainain theatre landscape, including an essay by Pavlo Arie.
Invited Ukrainian delegation to Braunschweig:
Young Ukrainian Artists
with the support of
in collaboration with
Oksana Gutsol, project manager
Tel: 0049 30 284 41 207