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Dear Theater Artists,
I’m very happy to announce a new online workshop:
PURSUING THE DREAM: WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
Four Saturdays @ Noon EST
Beginning April 22, 2023
SPACE IS LIMITED
How will you achieve your goals in today’s environment?
What am I missing about how I can move forward?
Where do I find inspiration?
How can I better use my skills and creativity to pursue the opportunities and resources I need?
FOR MORE INFORMATION: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wishing you all the best,
PS I have just launched a new website. Please check it out!
Let’s work together to make our theatre practice
a force for change in the world.
Group Coaching Info
July 10 – August 8
2 Two-week Sessions
Among our international Master Artists this year (subject to change):
Thomas Ostermeier, Ong Keng Sen, Iman
Aoun, Dmitry Krymov, Shahid Nadeem, Hana Sharif, Virlana Tkacz, Torange Yeghiazarian
August 10 – August 20
Master Artist: Chay Yew
August 21 – September 3
Younger Artists Propose New Projects with Collaborators for a Residency in Umbria, Italy – Fully Funded. DEADLINE: April 18
TRAINING / JOBS
Zurich University of the Arts
The 1-year extra-occupational training brings together an international group of participants: professionals in arts practices, peace building activists, project managers from internationally operating organizations and visionary people, all from the Global North and the Global South.
Deadline: April 21
DIRECTOR OF UNM CENTER FOR SOUTHWEST RESEARCH AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
For best consideration, please apply by
April 26, 2023
This position will remain open until filled.
RESIDENCIES / SCHOLARSHIPS / GRANTS
CULTURE MOVES EUROPE
Mobility grants are now open for individual artists, creators and cultural professionals residing in a Creative Europe country aiming to implement a project in another Creative Europe country with an international partner (organization or individual).
Culture Moves Europe is the new permanent mobility scheme funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and implemented by the Goethe-Institut. It will offer grants to partially fund the cost of travel (transport, accommodation, etc.) forartists, cultural professionals and host organisations in all Creative Europe countries who work in the sectors of architecture, cultural heritage, design and fashion design, literary translation, music, performing arts and visual arts. DEADLINE 31 MAY 2023
Applications Now Open for 2023 Prince Fellowship” “Applications are open April 10 through May 21. Fellowship founder Hal Prince created the program to usher in the next generation of creative producers. Selected fellows receive a stipend of $10,000, a $20,000 budget for the development of a new theatrical production, access to courses in Columbia’s MFA Theatre Management & Producing Program, and mentorship from prominent producers and industry specialists.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to join for an informational Webinar at 6PM EST on Monday, May 1.
LLOYD RICHARDS NEW FUTURES RESIDENCY
The Lloyd Richards New Futures Residency is a yearlong residency for mid-career BIPOC directors and choreographers interested in artistic leadership. Named for the legendary leader of the American theatre, the goal of this program is to forge new alliances between artists pursuing institutional leadership and forward-thinking Artistic Directors that are working to increase diversity and cultural access within the American Theatre. The Resident Artist and Artistic Director will collaborate on discovering new solutions to address the rapidly changing field. As the Resident Artist is exposed to the full spectrum of the job of an Artistic Director, they become a valued member of the organization’s artistic staff in this mutually beneficial relationship.
Deadline extended to April 24th!
FARM STUDIO INTERNATIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY
is calling for applications from international artists of all disciplines for their 25-day residencies between 3 October 2023 and 28 February 2024 in Rajasthan, India.
FARM Studio International Artist Residency aims to provide a rural, community-based open platform where relationships can be fostered between the artists coming from different geographical locations and varied social, religious and cultural backgrounds. Farm Studio also promotes intercultural exchange through the exchange between the local community’s artistic and cultural identity and international guest artists.
Farm Studio International Artist Residency hosts artists 6 to 12 residents at one time.DEADLINE
15 APR 2023
2024-25 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Awards give opportunities to U.S. citizens to teach, research and carry out professional projects around the world. This webinar will explore awards open to applicants in the Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition for the 2024-25 academic year. Program staff will present offerings across all world regions and answer your questions live.
Deadline Sept. 15, 2023
International Theatre Institute
World Theatre Day Calls and News
ATDS Graduate Student Travel/Research Award 2023
*Due Date*: May 1, 2023
*Purpose*: To provide support for graduate student travel to present
research at an ATDS affiliated panel (including but not limited to ATHE).
Awardees will receive $500, a one-year free membership to ATDS, and will be recognized at ATDS?s 2023 awards ceremony/annual membership meeting, this year held in-person in Austin, TX.
*Application Process: Please submit the following materials via email to
Dr. Karen Jean Martinson email@example.com by 11:59 pm PDT on May 1.
CONFERENCES / CONVENINGS / FESTIVALS
Culture Hub Re-Fest 2023
CultureHub is looking for 1-3 min video art submissions exploring the theme of ‘Re-New’ for Re-Fest 2023. In this moment, how can we come together to find alternative ways forward that are informed by ancestral knowledge, natural phenomena, and sustainable production methods?
Accepted work will be displayed in our virtual gallery for the duration of Re–Fest, April 20–29, 2023. We are only looking to highlight artists outside of NYC and LA, with preference given to international artists.
CLIMATE CHANGE THEATRE ACTION
Climate Change Theatre Action is a distributed theatre festival of short plays about the climate crisis presented in collaboration with the Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts. CCTA 2023 takes place September 17 thru December 23.
The plays are starting to come in! We have a wonderful range of styles, topics, and perspectives and can’t wait to share them with you. A hint about our theme for this year: it comes from speculative fiction writer Octavia Butler. Stay tuned!
SAVE THE DATE -Asian Intercultural Conference
Every three years, Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI) organises the Asian Intercultural Conference (AIC), an international gathering of theatre professionals, scholars and academics.
MORE VISA NEWS
IMPORTANT VISA INFORMATION
TOURING VISA PRICE HIKE
Musicians in the USA and abroad have been fighting to oppose a proposed hike in the fees for touring visas for international artists, with a public commentary on the policy ending yesterday (March 14).
The new guidelines, proposed by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would see costs for O-1 and P-2 touring visas more than triple under the new policy, with the O-1 visas for “individuals with extraordinary ability or achievement” increasing from $460 to $1,655. P-2 visas would jump from $460 to $1,615.
The USCIS, part of the Department of Homeland Security, proposed the changes in January, arguing that the new rates would reflect an increase in costs at the agency.
The Union of Musicians and Allied Workers (UMAW), launched a letter campaign, urging US musicians to write to their local congressperson, arguing that the proposed hike to international artist touring costs would hurt local musicians and the music industry as well, providing fewer opportunities for smaller artists.
In a statement posted on Action Network, the UMAW wrote: “U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services (USCIS) has proposed to more than triple the visa fees that international musicians must pay to tour the United States.
“Under this proposal the cost for P and O visas would go from $460 to over $1600 (a 250%) increase, drastically affecting international artists as well as broader U.S. music and cultural industries,” it continued. “The cost of the current visas were already prohibitive for many, but the rising costs associated with touring paired with the tripled cost of a visa will severely impact the desire and ability for international artists to perform here, affecting lower-income and marginalized artists the most.
Bye-bye American pie: high price of visas keeps British musicians off US tours
Ever since Beatlemania, UK acts have set their sights across the pond. Now spiraling costs are pulling the plug.
“Breaking” America has been the goal of young British musicians since the days of Beatlemania, but that dream is being dashed. Hundreds of emerging artists could be affected by plans to hike visa fees by 250% – and music industry executives have criticized ministers for failing to act.
The US immigration service wants to raise visa costs from $460 (£385) to $1,615 (£1,352) alongside other changes that artists and their managers say would make it almost impossible for anyone but the biggest stars to perform in the US.
The MMF and Fac have relaunched Let the Music Move (#LetTheMusicMove), a campaign that began in 2021 to fight the effects of post-Brexit trade arrangements, which are still hampering musicians. Trucking firms that transport music equipment have had to register as EU companies, and crew cannot work in the EU for more than 90 days out of every 180.
Martin said the UK’s global share of recorded music has fallen from 17% in 2015 to just 10% after increased competition from Latin American music and K-pop. “They gave the fishing industry £23m to adjust post-Brexit, and the music industry is about 12 or 13 times bigger for this country,” he added.
A government spokesperson said: “We are aware of the issues regarding UK artists touring the US and will discuss the sector’s concerns with the relevant authorities.”
Other article about visas for artists: https://www.broadstreetreview.com/features/before-international-artists-can-hit-the-philly-stage-they-face-us-immigration?mc_cid=a858e36454&mc_eid=379a5255f4
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