ACAR newsletter, 2014

ACAR at 34th ITI World Congress

Public events:

Tuesday, 18 November, 11:45
General Assembly

Keynote: Alfons Karabuda (expert to the UN Human Rights Council) introduces the UN Special Report "“The Right to Freedom of Artistic Expression and Creation”.

Friday, 21st November, 11 PM, ACAR and CIDC:
Open Seminar on Artists Mobility: obstacles and challenges

The aim of the Seminar is to inform about ongoing initiatives and programs to improve the artistic collaboration between theatre artists worldwide. We want to discuss the following questions: What are today the main structural obstacles for artistic mobility and international collaboration beside travel funding? How do institutions, organizations and artists deal with these challenges? How can ITI support the international cooperation of theatre artists?

Introductions by Fabio Tolledi (It), Thomas Engel (Ge), Kevin Bittermann/David Diamond (US),Laurent van Kote (FR / French Culture Ministry)

Committee meetings:
Wednesday, 19. November 9.00 and
Thursday 20 November, 14:30.

Recommended participation:
Tuesday, 18 November 16:15
Meeting with Armenian theatre artists from the independent scene (organized by International Playwright Forum).

Solidarity with activists in Hong Kong

06/10/2014, 15:42

Via the ITI International Playwright Forum (IPF) we received a staggering report on the recent events on the streets of Hong Kong.

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Campaign to include culture in the UN Millenium Goals for Sustainable Development

30/09/2014, 16:55

Global expenditure on development over the next 15 years will be defined by the final goal document to be agreed by UN Member States in coming months. If culture is not mentioned, it will be extremely difficult for countries to elaborate policies and provide funds for projects that rely on culture's role as a driver and an enabler of sustainable development.'Culture' was completely absent from the Millennium Development Goals document. ITI and many other culture NGOs have signed already, you can join the campaign online.