TWB Digest

Dear esteemed reader,  we hope so far, your artistic labor continues to bring you joy.
This issue presents 2019 opportunities, events and approaching deadlines.

On the Move has short selection of calls and opportunities with a reference page for deadlines.

Culture 360: ASEF Connecting Asia and Europethroughout arts invites willing collaborators, apply to the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize (Deadline December  31st, 2018) and An Artist Residency in Motherhood (open deadline) and more opportunities here.

If you were following the African Dream campaign for the outstanding 3 African Pepites, click on thislink and find out The talented Africans who won.

Women in the Arts and Media Coalition 
Project Submissions
Script Submissions
Other Resources
Check out this Funding Resources pages!

Words without Borderscovers Afro-Brazilian writing

You are invited to the Syrian Film Program at Queens University
December 16- January 19, 2019.

The Magdalena Project 

Global Participatory Project Climate Change Theatre Action Returns In 2019 Time for action! After two successful years, Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA) is back, bringing together a diverse community of artists and audiences to foster sustainable change on a local and global scale. CCTA 2019 is a collaboration between The Arctic Cycle, the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts, and Theatre Without Borders.
In January, 50 playwrights representing every continent as well as several Indigenous nations, will be commissioned to write five-minute plays highlighting the work of our various climate heroes, under the theme “Lighting the Way.” In April, the resulting collection of plays will be freely available to international producing collaborators who will be invited to present an event in their community from September 15 – December 20, 2019, using one or several plays from the collection.
To be the first to hear about the Call for Collaborators, sign up for The Arctic Cycle’s mailing list.


TWB Digest

Dear reader, check out the Arab Cultural Policyand African Cultural Policy Network.
New York Theatre Workshopis now accpeting applications for their 2050 Admnistrative Fellowship.  From July 2019–June 2020, spend 30 hours per week getting paid to pursue an administrative field of work including artistic workshops, casting, community engagement, development, education, executive, finance & operations, literary, marketing, producing or production management.
For full details about the 2050 Administrative Fellowship program including job descriptions, eligibility and application timelines and recommendations, please visit Deadline March 15, 2019
The ArtsLink Back Apartment Residencyprogram provides opportunities for international artists and curators to conduct research, create new work, collaborate with the local arts community, and create special projects in St. Petersburg, Russia. Each residency is designed to enable visiting artists and curators to learn about the Russian arts community, develop their own work, and share information about their work and other cultures with local audiences.
Deadline: December 15, 2018
About the Residencies
Application and Guidelines
For more information, please contact Residency Coordinator Liza Matveeva at
The conference, Creative Encounters: Reimagining Residencies, will be hosted by Kyoto City and Kyoto Art Center in cooperation with the Agency of Cultural Affairs from February 6-8, 2019.​ Early bird registration ends on November 30.
Secure your spot and sign up for the meeting now!
b.creative is proud to partner with KOCCA (the Korea Creative Content Agency) and with the Korean Ministry of Culture to contribute to STARTUP:CON 2018 in Seoul on 19-20 November 2018. STARTUP:CON is an annual conference organised by KOCCA dedicated to culture and creative entrepreneurship. It will be attended by more than 1,000 entrepreneurs and start-ups from South Korea and abroad.​
After Shanghai and Mumbai in 2017 b.creative is proud to be back in Asia.
For more information, please contact Clémentine Daubeuf
Physicality in Acting 
Dates: 11-13 January, 2019
Location: Berlin – Germany
The international program aims at performance and movement practitioners from all over the world interested in acting, movement and physical theater. It offers special introduction session to the field of movement for actors and production practice for movement directors.
Theatre Program Deadlines Approaching!
TEH Newsletter
The Mercurian Vol. 7
Words Without Borders
The Magdalena Project 
African Cultral Policy Network 
Cultural Policy in the Arab Region

TWB Digest

Call for Articles and EssaysTheatre in an Aging WorldEditors: Manabu Noda and Yun Cheol KimAccording to the UN, population aged 60 or over is growing faster than all younger age groups. The extremely rapid aging around the world requires us to adopt new perspectives at our political, social, cultural, and artistic life.
To home in on this urgent issue, Critical Stages/Scènes critiques invites essays for its upcoming special issue focusing on the problematics and challenges of Theatre in an Aging World, as well as theatre reviews concerning stage productions on, of, for or by the elderly. We are also interested in papers on theatre in the aging world with a demographical, sociological, or psychological perspective.
Length: Maximum 3,000 words
Language: English or French
Deadline: September 1, 2019
Publication Date: Dec. 2019
Submission guidelines
The African Dream
Selected among 287 other projects.
It is now the turn of the web-users to vote in order to sort out the 3 projects which will integrate our network in 2017 to develop themselves internationally. VOTES ARE OPEN FROM OCTOBER 20, UNTIL NOVEMBER 20, 2018.
– Discover: Click on the link of each artistic projects,
– Vote: Click on the “mail” icon to support your favorite project: 1 email address = 1 vote,
– Share: Inform the Internet users of the finalists!  Share the projects on your networks, by email…
International Community of Arts Festival
From 25 through 29 March 2020 the next International Community Arts Festival will be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The theme of ICAF-8 is ‘vision’.
This time we were inspired by the number 20/20 and its association with sharpness of eyesight, but also with a vision for the future of community arts and change of perspective. CONTACT US!
So if you have ideas, tips, or concrete proposals (preferably with audiovisual documentation and contextual information), please do not hesitate to contact us at
We would like to receive your suggestions as soon as possible,
but no later than 30 November 2018.
On the Move
cultural mobility funding guide for Latin America and the Caribbean region
SOYA – Mobility Guide Asia-Europe #1
networks in Asia in the field of performing arts 
UNESCO > Global Survey on Status of the Artist 
Online course for cultural managers 
 Directors Lab Mediterraneanis an initiative of a group of alumnae of the Lincoln Centre Directors Lab, aiming at creating a space of skills-sharing and exchange among international directors, in the Mediterranean region. Endorsed by the founder of Lincoln Center Theatre Directors LabAnne Cattaneo, Directors Lab Mediterranean will be launched in July 2019 at the American University of Beirut, hosted by the Theater Initiative and the Department of Fine Arts and Art History. The Lab aims to rotate around the Mediterranean cities in the future years. Applications to the Lab are now open until December 3rd, 2018. Read the Press Release.
Apply to DLM 2019
The Aftermath Project
The Aftermath Project will resume granting in 2019, and that thanks to a generous donor, they are increasing the grant to $25,000.
The application will be online October 1st, and applications will be due by Nov 30th, at midnight PST.
 Questions about the grant and application process should be sent to
Women in the Arts and Media Coalition 
Words without Borders: Writing from Mongoliaand Vietnam

TWB Digest #349

Greetings!from the Introduction to From Obote to Obote   by Akena Adoko
“The past must be known and studied
Not for the purpose of comparing
And contrasting it to the present
But because it led to the present.”

The British Council #EastAfricaArts
call for applicants for the annual new Art new Audiences (nAnA) 
Cultural partners across East Africa and the UK can apply in June each year for our annual new Art new Audiences grant. We receive exciting project ideas for artists, arts organisations and art collectives to work together across Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, and the UK.

Sell your plays!!

Sell Your Plays!!! Help give your neglected, unused books a new home today!!

Do you have plays and/or theatre-related books collecting dust and cluttering your apartment and/or office? If so, we are pleased to announce that The Drama Book Shop now accepts used books! We offer $.25-$3 cash for books, depending on their condition, sellability, etc., or a bit more in store credit. We also accept hardcovers, scores, vocal selections, anthologies, CDs, vinyls and more. If it pertains to the theatre we will most likely accept it! If you are in New York City, please email us ( to schedule an appointment to bring in your books. If you anticipate bringing a large number of books, make sure to indicate that in your initial email. Not in New York City? No problem! We are happy to receive books from all over the country and arrange for compensation in the form of a check or store credit should you desire. Just be sure to call us at (212)-944-0595 or email in advance. Help give your neglected, unused books a new home today!!

250 West 40th Street

New York, NY 10018
Voice: 212 944-0595
Fax: 212-730-8739

New Issue of the Segal Center’s Online “Journal of American Drama and Theatre”_Summer 2018, now ONLINE and FREE
Introduction: Mediations of Authorship in American Postdramatic Mediaturgies
by Johan Callens
Kaldor and Dorsen’s “desktop performances” and the (Live)Coauthorship Paradox
by Claire Swyzen
Ecologies of Media, Ecologies of Mind
by Christophe Collard
Dropping the Needle on the Record: Intermedial Contingency and Spalding Gray
by Ira S. Murfin
#HEWILLNOT DIVIDEUS: Weaponizing Performance of Identity
by Ellen Gillooly- Kress
Book Reviews: Performance and Politics
This issue, of JADT looks at books by Malik Gaines, Eddie Paterson, Natalie Alvarez, Natka Bianchini, Chrystyna Dail, Sandra M. Mayo and Elvin Holt, reviewed by Kristin Moriah, Kevin T. Browne, Eero Laine, Richard Jones, Erin Rachel Kaplan and Sharyn Emery.
Edited by Donatella Galella

The African Dream offers to artists the opportunity to speed up their international career.
The call for artistic projects 2018 is open until Sept. 30

KoFestis located in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (2 hours west of Boston/easy to reach from NYC).
Housing is available and registration is now open at

Eden Prairie Players of Eden Prairie, MNis looking for plays of at most 30 minutes in length for its production, Women’s One Acts 2019. Submissions will close when a maximum number of submissions is reached. Women’s One Acts is open to submissions from female-identifying playwrights. For other requirements, see our submission guidelines. You can read the Submission Guidelines for this production, and find a link to the submission form, at:

Enjoy your summer.

TWB Digest #345

The Pan-African Creative Exchange (PACE) is a new arts market and performance showcase. If you are based in Africa and are a musician, choreographer, theatre-maker, dancer, writer, playwright or poet, or, have a creative company, this unique opportunity is for you. 
What is PACE?
PACE is a 3-day biannual business to business arts market and showcase, developed in partnership with the Vrystaat Arts Festival, for African artists to network and share work with national and international arts presenters and producers.
PACE aims to:

  • raise international awareness of African artists and their work
  • increase national and international arts networks
  • increase business opportunities for African artists to take their work to high profile international arts events
  • Support opportunities for critical debate on existing and new art

Where is it
University of Free State Campus, Bloemfontein, South Africa.
1. Do you have a performance that is nearly finished?  APPLY HERE
2. Is your work ready to tour? APPLY HERE
3. Do you have a big creative idea that needs a partner? Then join us for Pitch sessions. APPLY HERE
Learn more by visiting their website 

Silent Voices Uganda:
Call for Theatre Creative Directors from Across Africa.
APPLY NOW. For more click HERE 



Cultural policy designers unite in new European network
Independent cultural policy designers, known in the field for their policy work across Europe and beyond, have launched a new network.
The eight founders of the Cultural Policy Designers Network (CPDN) have joined forces to provide alternative and independent partnerships that draw on international expertise for advice, strategic planning and project implementation in the arts, culture and the creative economy.
Find out more here

TWB #343

Introducing: The Julie Taymor World Theatre Fellowship

The founding principal of The Julie Taymor World Theater Fellowship is to provide travel opportunities for enterprising young theater directors to immerse themselves in artistic experiences beyond our borders; thereby, expanding their creative horizons to include previously undiscovered styles and techniques which can best be experienced in direct dialogue and work with creative artists from other cultures.  It is our hope that through travel to and dialogue with world theater artists, American fellowship recipients will increase their creative capacity and return to enliven the American theater with new productions fueled by their expanded perspective of world theater in Africa, Central and South America, Asia, and/or the Middle East.


Sauti za Busara (East Africa)

Sauti za Busara 2019 will showcase a diverse programme of live performances by original musicians from the African Continent and diaspora. Artists from the Arab World and Indian Ocean are also welcome to apply.

The Call for Artists is open only until 31st July 2018. For more information and link to application form, see

To get in touch please email

TWB Digest #342

TWB Digest #342
March 27th,  was International Theatre Day.
Our own Roberta Levitow, together with her friends Julie Hébert & Jill Klein created a series of short videos where women talk about women who have inspired them.
They called the videos “LOOK WHAT SHE DID.”
Roberta talks about a resilient theatre practitioner from Uganda,  the Late Rose Mbowa. Rose Mbowa’s artistry persevered under precarious political circumstances. 

Quote for the week 
“My dream is that The Freedom Theatre will be the major force, cooperating with others in generating cultural resistance, carrying on it’s shoulders universal values of freedom and justice.” Juliano Mer Khamis.
Cultural Resistance Festical of Palestinian Theatre starts this week April 4- 7.

La MaMa Umbria International
Summer, 2018 – Spoleto, Italy
Symposium for Directors: Experiments in Performance Creation
(July 16 – 30, 2018)
Playwright Retreat: Migdalia Cruz
(August 2-12, 2018
This year, we explore cutting-edge experimental theatre that crosses boundaries and intersects with other disciplines. During the 2-week session, you will engage in participatory workshops with all of the following artists.
Semion Aleksanderovskiy (Russia)
This workshop will be devoted to analyze and experience the technology of building relationships between artist and text in the post-dramatic theater. The text loses its status as a subject and turns to be an object. How do we create a character in this circumstances?
Semion Aleksanderovskiy studeied with Lev Dodin at St. Petersburg Theatre Arts Academy, one of the most rooted schools in the tradition of Stanislavsky. His search is also a dispute with the academic school and an attempt to find new ways for development and searching for one’s own system.
Stefanie Batten Bland (USA)
This workshop will explore and increase creativity for makers looking to frame and support alternative productions. This workshop enables action and reaction to learnt and improvised material. Participants will leave with concrete scenic tools and articulate theories to address social and communal issues within work and explore their skills and limits.
Stefanie Batten Bland is a Jerome Robbins Award honoree. Her interdisciplinary creative practice is embedded in human relationships, the communicative choices we make, and how we fit into space and place.
The Talking Band (USA)
In this workshop, Artistic Director Paul Zimet and Founding Member Ellen Maddow will share exercises and techniques -integrating text, image, music, and movement- that Talking Band has developed for creating its distinctive form of music-theater.  The goal is to discover ways to illuminate the extraordinary dimensions of ordinary life, and to find theatrical frames that enable our audiences to see them anew.
Talking Band: Art functions to break our habitual ways of experiencing and perceiving. Talking Band’s original interdisciplinary performance work has been a cornerstone of New York City’s avant-garde theater community for 44 years.
Krzysztof Garbaczewski (Poland)
In our workshop we we will engage in a process of how to work with actors when developing productions that incorporate Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). We will discuss our process in a context of political and ecological paradigms present in the critical writings of Jerzy Grotowski.
Krzysztof Garbaczewski is a Polish theatre director and set designer known for his elaborate sets and innovative adaptations that cross the boundaries between theatre, film, dance, visual arts, and music. His upcoming project will be presented at The Wooster Group in New York City.
MIGDALIA CRUZ is a Bronx-born, award-winning playwright, lyricist, translator, and librettist of more than 60 works including: Miriam’s FlowersEl Grito Del BronxSaltFrida, Satyricoño,  & FUR, produced in venues—across the U.S. and abroad—including INTAR, Latino Chicago, BAM, Mabou Mines, National Theater of Greece, Houston Grand Opera, & Ateneo Puertorriqueño, An alumna of New Dramatists, she was named the 2013 Helen Merrill Distinguished Playwright, and was awarded a 2016 NYFA grant.  Current commissions: OSF’s PlayON! & Princeton University. In June 2018, Migdalia will teach her third Fornés Playwriting Workshop at University of Notre Dame (Chicago campus).

The Magdalena Project
Read the 5 short pieces about culture and Theatre by Culture 360. ASEF
Funding Arts and Sustainability 
Public Art in Urban Spaces
Culture and Migrations
Cities and Cultures

Kampala Public Art Festival (call for applications)
International Community Arts Festival(Look out for a detailed call for applications.)

Digest #340

Alas, it’s March 9th!
We had some trouble with the website on the D-day! so this post is somewhat late!
Quote of the week
‘We have no friend 
But resolution 
And the briefest end’
– Cleopatra (Anthony and Cleopatra, 1607)
It’s  International Women’s day! Bravo to all women from around the world. 
NY Times has a list of remarkable women, often overlooked. Often ignored.
Not to mention warriors like Nyabingi, Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai, political activists like Winnie Mandela, writers like Ama Ata Adoi, and many more from the African continent.

This women’s day, dear reader,  in addition to all the trail blazing women in different fields,  celebrate women in the Arts.  Playwrights, directors, choreographers, Theatre Directors,  actors, curators, designers, Academics, et cetera from around the Globe!
For this International Women’s day Words without Borders  highlights women writers, motivating others and inciting change!
Dragoslava Barzut,
Jeon Sam-hye

Wayétu Moore
Find out more here (Words without Borders)
More on Women Playwrights

March 15th, 2018 is the deadline for nominating a female Playwright for International Center for Women  50/50 Applause for Theatre Gender Parity.

Name: Patricia L. Morin, Margaret McSeveney
Phone: 01-415-328-1050
Women in the Arts and Media has a vast array of opportunities for Female writers and female friendly writers.
Special Opportunity
Athena Project–located in Denver, Colorado call for submissions for its Plays in Progress (PIP Series)
Deadline April 15th, 2018
Full Submission Guidelines and FAQs can be accessed their website:

The inaugural DC Symposium on the New Frontiers of Peacebuilding will be held from 14th to August 4th, 2018 at American University International Service in the United States.
In an effort to ensure that the field of art is represented at the New Frontiers of Peacebuilding Symposiums we want to offer applicants from your department the New Horizons of Peacebuilding Award, which represents a 700 USD discount on the program tuition (instead of a tuition of 3.299 USD, they could attend for 2.599 USD).
To apply for this award, potential participants should follow this link, complete the application, and select the option “New Frontiers” in the question “How did you hear about us?”

TWB e-letter

Dear reader, as we near the end of 2017, here’s a list of events confirmed to take place in 2018. Apply, submit projects for consideration; good luck!
Alsawari International Youth Theatrical Festival is a biennial theatre festival will be held in the Kingdom of BAHRAIN 1-11 sep 2018. All submitted projects must have received a showcase by March, 2018.  To register
for more information:
Arcola Theatre Call for Submissions: Arcola Theatre wants to discover and share how queer lives are depicted and lived – and how queer stories are told – in theatre around the world.  If you have a play that you would like to share a play  please send it to by December 25th 2017, along with a short synopsis and a 100 words stating why the play would be a great fit for this mini-festival.
TEH Network: Startup Support Programme. Boosting Non-governmental Cultural centers in their startup development. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS OPEN UNTIL 28 JANUARY 2018 | APPLY NOW! 
Performing the World. APPLY NOW. Deadline February 18, 2018.  Application form The tenth Performing the World (PTW) conference will be held in New York City, Friday, September 21 through Sunday, September 23, 2018.
On the Contemporary Performance Network website you can find numerous performance, grants, residencies opportunities around the world. Also, they’ll post your event, call for submission et cetera to their blog. Here’s the online form for you to fill out.
Al Kamandjâti non-profit organization has the pleasure to invite you to celebrate spring and join a very special musical and spiritual journey in Palestine travelling through cities and villages. / Website:
In print: Forward, the second play of the Arctic Cycle, is now available in printForward presents a poetic and humorous history of Norway, from the initial passion that drove explorer Fridtjof Nansen to the North Pole to our present-day anxiety over the rapidly changing climate. Woven through this history is the passionate love affair between Nansen and the character Ice. A blend of theatre, opera, and electropop music, the play progresses backwards from 2013 to 1893 and zeroes in on 40+ characters whose choices have unintended consequences that ripple through the generations.
Forward was developed over the last four years, both in the U.S. and in Norway.
The Trojan Women Project
On the move Newsletter

TWB e-letter

In this issue check out for call for applications from: Brown University, Women in the Arts and Media coalition, Performers without Borders, Intercultural Leadership Institute, CECArts Link, Company of Wolves. And a Polish Theatre Festival at Lamama E.T.C and Bethlehem International Performing Arts Festival


Performances without Borders seek anyone interested in joining their tour INDIA 2018 PWB Team. It runs from Jan 4th-April 8th 2018, you will need to contribute £750 which covers your food, accommodation and travel on tour, plus flights etc. If you are interested please email your interest, why you would like to be considered and some information about your skills and experience in the areas of performing, Team work, teaching and travelling.We look forward to hearing from you! Please find more information about the tour.​


The Brown University Department of Literary Arts is currently seeking applications and nominations for the 2018 – 2019 International Writers Project Fellowship. The fellowship provides institutional, intellectual, artistic and social support to writers who face personal danger, oppression, and/or threats to their livelihood in nations throughout the world.
Writers interested in applying for the fellowship should send a case history, providing publishing history and explaining need, a writing sample (preferably in English), and  a resume,  to the International Writers Project, Department of Literary Arts, Box 1923, Brown University, Providence, RI   02912, or they may email materials to  Letters of support from persons acquainted with the candidate’s situation and eligibility are also helpful.  Anyone wishing to make the IWP aware of a writer in need, or wishing to nominate a candidate, should also contact the program as noted above.   The IWP will accept applications until February 15, 2018.  More information about the IWP is available on the website, or contact  Lori Baker
Intercultural Leadership Institute are excited to release the application guidelines for the second cohort of the Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI), a collaborative program of Alternate ROOTSFirst Peoples FundNational Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) and PA’I Foundation. Learn more here
What’s happening?
AITA/IATA Associates Diyar Theatre / Diyar Academy for Children and Youth announce BIPAF (Bethlehem International Performing Arts Festival) to be held in October 2018 in Bethlehem, Palestine.
All performers must be older than 16 years and productions should be between 40 and 60 minutes.
There is more information HERE and a slide show with information is HERE.
Applications will be accepted until 30 November 2017  and information can be provided by Rami Khader of Diyar Theatre
La MaMa E.T.C. in association with Perforations Festival,
Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the Polish Cultural Institute
presents Polish Artists at the Perforations Festival 
Acclaimed Glasgow-based laboratory theatre Company of Wolves are offering our first workshop in the USA, 9-10 December 2017 in Minneapolis. This is a rare opportunity to experience Company of Wolves’ unique body based approach to training and material creation, sourced in a profound study of the Polish laboratory theatre tradition and modern improvisation techniques. APPLY 
Grants. Awards. Residencies 
1. CEC ArtsLink grants for Artists  and Arts managers 
2. Back Apartment Residency Opportunity for Artists and Curators
3. Women in the Arts and Coalition:
Media Collaboration Award 2018 Click Here for Application Send all inquiries and questions to: Deadline Wednesday, February 14th, 2018.