Threat to Drama in Schools

  The Threat to Drama in Schools: Report on CLA Round Table event Among the many changes to the Education system being introduced by the coalition government is the reform of GCSE exams. This will include a greater emphasis on end of course examinations, less opportunities to re-sit, greater rigour, and, according to the Sunday…

Open Call for the 12th International Puppet Theatre Festival in LUTKE 2014

ALjubljana Puppet Theatre, Slovenia, announces an Open Call for its 12th International Puppet Theatre Festival LUTKE 2014. The International Puppet Theatre Festival LUTKE 2014, organised by the Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana (Ljubljana Puppet Theatre) will take place in Ljubljana from 8 to 14 September 2014. The traditional biennial festival is to present fresh, quality and diverse…

Next Generation Placements

ASSITEJ invites UK organisations and companies to participate in a new opportunity for young and emerging artists and professionals: NEXT GENERATION PLACEMENTS. NEXT GENERATION PLACEMENTS work alongside the Next Generation group residencies which happen annually. The Placements provide young theatre artists, producers and administrators with individual opportunities for international mobility within the field of Theatre…

Disability/Inclusivity Team report October 2013

TYA UK Disability/Inclusivity Team report October 2013 During the ASSITEJ Festival in Linz this June, the Executive Committee of ASSITEJ unanimously voted to admit to full membership a new ‘International Inclusive Arts Network’, dedicated to theatre and dance for young audiences by, for, with, and about persons with disability. In order to bring this about,…

ASSITEJ 2016 Bid

Preparations are well underway for TYA UK’s bid to present the 2016 ASSITEJ International meeting in Birmingham. The decision will be made at the ASSITEJ World Congress in Warsaw in May next year and at this stage we don’t know who else will be pitching and what international factors will determine the outcome. But we…

Kennedy Centre Newsletter

Final report from the Kennedy Centre on international convening on disability arts and inclusivity. The convening held in Washington DC in 2012, included 10 UK practitioners who contributed ‘towards setting a new agenda around Disability Arts’.  The TYA UK inclusivity team are leading workshop activity at the 2nd ASSITEJ International Meeting in Linz 2013 as…

Oranges are not the only fruit…

Steve Ball and Vicky Ireland were guests at the first “International Exposure of Theatre for Children and Youth” in Jaffa City and Tel Aviv in March. For a country of only seven million people Israel has an impressive cultural offer for children and young people. More than 30 TYA companies perform throughout Israel and Israeli…

March 20th – World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People

  March 20th is World Day for Children’s Theatre, celebrated and promoted by professionals making work for young audiences all over the world.  Click here to read this years World Day messages by ASSITEJ President ASSITEJ Yvette Hardie and Author Michael Morpurgo on the ASSITEJ website

Young Europe Grant Programme for Young Artists

The German children’s and young people’s theatre centre1 is pleased to announce a grant programme called “Young Europe” in the context of the 12th edition of „Augenblick mal!“ – THE German Festival of theatre for young audiences from April 23rd to 28th, 2013 in Berlin. The organisers wish to invite emerging artists from different European countries. “Young Europe”…

Call Out for 18th ASSITEJ World Congress

The Polish Centre of the International Association of Theatres for Children and Young People ASSITEJ and the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute in Warsaw are inviting proposals for performances and also topics for workshops, seminars and symposia to be conducted in the framework of the 18th ASSITEJ World Congress of Theatre for Children and Young Audiences,…