Announcement about the HowlRound Theatre Map

Dear Theatre Without Borders network members,

I have some great news to share! Now you can “put yourself on the map” on the Theatre Without Borders Map and on the HowlRound World Theatre Map!


HowlRound is an online “knowledge commons by and for the entire theatre community”, a place where you can join a range of conversations by and about theatre makers, like yourself. Theatre Without Borders is thrilled to link up with HowlRound to support connections between artists nationally and globally.


The HowlRound Map is an ever-growing, user-generated directory for theatre artists of all kinds from all over the world.  Similar to our own Theatre Without Borders Map, the HowlRound Map’s purpose is to make artists more available to each other.  On the World Theatre Map, you can see what theatre is happening around the globe on any given day, you can search for artists using a variety of categories and tools, and you can add your own events and resources.  Like Wikipedia, anyone can add information and edit the Map. Currently, the project is in English, Spanish, and soon to be in French. As you will see, The Map already features thousands of people, organizations, and performances around the world.


To start, create a profile for yourself and your affiliate organizations. This way anyone searching the Map can easily connect with you and attend your events. When you create your profile, be sure to include Theatre Without Borders as an Affiliation.


HowlRound also welcomes you to author blog posts and articles for their commons.  To find more information about that, please visit, or get in touch with me directly.


Meanwhile, our Theatre Without Borders Map is still alive and well!  With its focus on grassroots artist-to-artist connection on the themes of social engagement, peacebuilding, and empowerment, the Theatre Without Borders Map will continue to help you make connections artist-to-artist and people-to-people.  HowlRound’s Map offers you a way to post your profile and inform a larger community about what you are doing.


As a Theatre Without Borders Next-Gen Member and a HowlRound World Theatre Map Ambassador, I am working to expand the categories on the Map to be as inclusive and useful as possible.  Any questions or comments are very much appreciated and can be posted in the Map’s forum or sent to me directly.


I look forward to seeing you on the Map!


For more information contact:
Theatre Without Borders Next-Gen Member & HowlRound World Theatre Map Ambassador


Theatre Without Borders Map:

World Theatre Map website:

HowlRound Theatre Commons website:

TWB e-letter

Dear reader,
The Africa Centre is now accepting applications for its 2017 Artist In Residency (AIR) Programmes. We are offering residencies in Australia, Brazil, Spain, Italy and the United States.
Mid – Late Career Artists interested in the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center residency in Italy can read the application guidelines  here.  Bellagio Center applications close on  December 1st 2017.
Emerging – Mid Career Artists – interested in residency opportunities at Bundanon Trust in Australia, Instituto Sacatar in Brazil, Jiwar in Spain, Fountainhead Residency in Miami or International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York, can read the application guidelines here. The deadline for applications in this category is December 16th 2017.
For further queries email:
Leadership Training – Estonia 2018 Applications for Leadership training are being accepted through November 10, 2017.


Fellowships for Arts Managers The Institute’s fellowship program is offered free of charge to arts managers from across the United States and around the world who are selected through a competitive application process. These fellows attend a four-week program in residence at the University of Maryland each spring for three consecutive years. For questions, please send an e-mail to


On November 15, 2017 b. creative, the global event for creative entrepreneurship will take place in Shanghai. Register. Join the discussion ahead of/during/after the event on the b.creative network Facebook group!

Magdalena Project presents the first international Women Theatre Festival in Frankfurt am Main, Germany November 9-12, 2017.
Words without Borders takes a look at Multi-cultural Quebec.
Subscribe to the SCENEOGRAPHER to showcase your talent while sharing expertise and ideas with friends and colleagues across the globe.
Join BETWEEN THE SEAS roster of artists and take advantage of the opportunity to promote your work internationally at the upcoming Association for Performing Arts Presenters Expo and Conference in 2018.
The tenth Performing the World (PTW) conference will be held in New York City, SEPTEMBER 21-23,2018
Deadline for proposals: February 15,2018  For any questions about your visa or registration, please contact Melissa Meyer at 212-941-8906, ext 304. For questions related to proposals, please contact Diane Stiles at 212-356-8412 or email us at For all further inquiries, contact Lois Holzman, Conference Chair, at

TWB Newsletter #224 May 17, 2017

The Ellen Stewart International is an Award given to an individual theatre artist or theatre companywhose work promotes social change and community participation with a particular focus on the engagement of young people.
Named for La MaMa founder Ellen Stewart, The International Award celebrates her remarkable lifetime achievements in the theatre and her dedication to creating a world theatre which embraces all traditions and cultural identities. Through the theatre, countless younger people were inspired by Ellen Stewart as artists and generators of personal and social change.
With the support of the ITI (International Theatre Institute)La MaMa New York and Italy, and theSpoleto Festival of 2 Worlds, the recipient of The Ellen Stewart International will attend the ITI World Congress, receive an artistic residency at La MaMa Umbria to create a new work, and the financial and production support to present the new work at the Spoleto Festival of 2 Worlds.
Approximately ten (10) artists/ companies will be nominated by an International Executive Committee. AnHonorary Committee provides advice and support for the Award process.
Online profiles will be created of the 10 shortlisted artists/companies to assure a wide international dissemination of their work. Through a participatory process, people can express their vote and endorsement. The final winner will be determined by the expert deliberations of the International Executive Committee taking into consideration the online consultations involving the extended communities.
From The Arctic Cycle Help Us Help the World
Can you help us raise $5,000 before the end of the month by making a tax-deductible donation of $25, $50, $100 or an amount that feels significant to you? Donate HERE. Find out more about The Arctic Cycle HERE.
Peace and Collaborative Development Network (PCDN)/Find a job

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Digest #223

Dear reader,

Theatre of the Oppressed presents (NYC)

Legislative Theatre brings citizens, legislators and policymakers together into creative dialogue about the policies and laws that affect communities facing oppression.

At TONYC’s annual Legislative Theatre Festival, you will watch original plays based on the actors’ lived experiences of discrimination in New York City. You will act onstage alongside the actors to offer alternative responses to these systemic problems on an individual, institutional, or policy level. And you will submit ideas to representatives from City Council, the Mayor’s Office and the federal government, and then vote to carry these ideas forward to their respective chambers.
To collaborate or participate:
Rebecca Kelly Golfman, Creative Advocacy Coordinator
(646) 504-4582
To volunteer:
Sign up for our volunteer orientation on 4/30
Press inquiries:
Patrick Kowalczyk, PKPR
(212) 627-8098
LIFT Festival looking for Artistic Director
To apply for the post, please send an up to date CV; a covering letter outlining (in no more than two pages) your vision for LIFT for the next five years; a statement addressing the selection criteria; contact details for two referees who can be contacted if you are to reach the shortlist stage and the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to: or to Bernard Donoghue, Chair, LIFT, Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, E1 6AB\
Application deadline: 9am, Tuesday 30 May 2017
First round interviews: Friday 9 June 2017
Second round interviews: Wednesday 21 June 2017
Anticipated start date: April 2018
TCG Announces Round 6 of Global Connections 
The grants will support the growth of new International collaborations, and further pre-existing international relationships. email, print, share on Tumblr
For more
New Works of Merit Playwriting contest is accepting scripts through June 30, 2017
For Guidelines and Application Form go to:
$300 + a professional reading and Q&A valued at $1,000.
Happening in Kampala

African Center and Institute for Creative Arts (Call for proposals)

The Africa Centre and the Institute of Creative Arts, are calling for artwork proposals for Infecting the City Public Art Sessions 2017.
These Sessions, a series of public art events, will unfold on the streets and various other public spaces in the Central Business District of Cape Town. The Sessions provide an unusual opportunity for visual art, music, dance and performance to leave the confines of theatres and galleries to engage with or disrupt Cape Town’s daily movements. The Sessions’ programme challenge audiences, shifts perspectives and help to make sense of the public spaces we occupy.
Please watch the Facebook page for more announcements.

Art Moves Africa, Korea Arts Management Service

Art Moves AfricaKorea Arts Management Service* and On the Move are very pleased to present the Guide to funding opportunities for the international mobility of artists and culture professionals – Africa 

The main objective of this cultural mobility funding guide is to provide an overview of the funding bodies and programmes that support the international mobility of artists and cultural operators from Africa and travelling to Africa. It also aims to provide input for funders and policy makers on how to fill the existing gaps in funding for international cultural exchange. All in all 87 funding organisations and 133 funding schemes related to Africa are listed together with 38 funding bodies and 48 funding schemes with an international outreach as well as key resources on mobility funding for artists and cultural organisations.

This guide is modelled on the guides to funding opportunities for the international mobility of artists and culture professionals in Europe, Asia, the Arab Region and the USA. In the Africa guide you will find funding opportunities relevant to most artistic and cultural disciplines, classified by types of funding organisations. The list includes only regular funding opportunities, whose terms and application procedures are accessible online, and that cover travel costs (partially or completely).

This guide – whose information was mostly compiled between August-December 2015 – is an attempt to gather all the resources in one document. It draws on extensive online research as well as on previously completed studies: namely, AMA’s studies on mobility and touring in East Africa (2011, 2012) and Central Africa (2015), and the Cultural Mobility Funding Guide – Focus on the 13 Arab Countries (by the Arab Education Forum, in collaboration with OTM and thanks to the support of Korea Arts Management Service).

Download the Africa Cultural Mobility Funding Guide  

double-page version and single-page version

EGOLI! A mind blasting play about inequality

EGOLI was from 13 Jan 2016 – 31 Jan 2016 in Laager Theatre. This is in Lilian Ngoyi St, Johannesburg, 2113, South Africa. This was a political play about inequities and discrimination.
Chat with them on Twitter or Facebook! Age Restriction: All Ages.
Contact: for more information.

Africa Centre: Calling for Applications

Applications for the 2015 Artists In Residency (AIR) Programme are now open!
Each year, the Africa Centre, provides artists with the unique opportunity to spend four to six weeks fully dedicated to developing their craft. This year through partnerships with residency programmes in Australia, Brazil, India, Italy, Kenya, Spain, Tanzania and the United States we are proud to offer thirteen unique residencies for our 2015 AIR programme.
AIR is seeking applications from high caliber African artists who are provocative, innovative, socially engaged and stretching the boundaries of their artistic practice.
The AIR partners select an artist from a short list provided by the Africa Centre, for one of their 2015 or 2016 residencies. The costs of the residency and round-trip airfare are included in each residency award made.The residencies are available to artists in different stages of their career development  (from emerging to late career) across all disciplines: visual arts, performing arts; creative & literary arts; film; music & curatorial practice.  Each residency offers a distinct structure, set of requirements and duration.
To apply or to find out more about the thirteen residency opportunities, please go to
Deadline for application submissions is the 30th September 2015.
The Africa Centre is a platform for exploring contemporary Pan-African cultural practice as a catalyst for social change.

Infecting the city

The Africa Centre is calling for Curation and Artwork proposals for Infecting The City -Public Arts Festival 2016, which will be held from the 7th – 12th March 2016.
Infecting The City unfolds on the streets and various other public spaces in the Central Business District (CBD) of Cape Town. The Festival provides an unusual opportunity for visual art, music, dance and performance to leave the confines of theatres and galleries to engage with or disrupt Cape Town’s daily movements. The Festival’s programme challenges audiences, shifts perspectives and helps to make sense of the public spaces we occupy.
For more details about the call, time frames and process go to the webpage. The deadline for this submission is the 30th June for curators and 15th July for artworks. Please watch the Facebook page for more announcements.

Infecting the City 2015 is Crownfunding

Infecting the City 2015 is crowdfunding

The Africa Centre has launched a new partnership with the crowdfunding platform Thundafund to expand the scope and scale of artworks showcased in Infecting the City (ITC) 2015.

This will be the eighth iteration of this annual, multi-disciplinary public arts festival scheduled to take place in the public spaces of Cape Town in March 2015.

A selection of artists shortlisted for ITC 2015 is participating in this campaign with the goal of raising 50% of their production costs. The Africa Centre will match this, securing their place in the final ITC 2015 programme.

Infecting the City’s crowdfunding campaign will run for roughly 6 weeks, until Tuesday, 16 December 2014. Each one of the eleven artworks for which we are currently crowdfunding has a unique profile on the Thundafund website:

Dubito ergo by New World Dance Theatre

Ellipsis by Siphumeze Khundayi, Sethembile Msezane & Sonia Radebe

FeedBack Loop by Rhodes University Fine Arts Department

I Am A Sex Worker by Umzekelo Drama Group

Iqhiya Emnyama (the black cloth) by Cindy Mkaza-Siboto

The Open City Project by Wesley Pepper and Andrew Whisper

Picturing The City by Rose Mudge

Surface Passing by Galina Juritz, Roger Young and Kurt Human

Trapped by Themba Mbuli

Un-mute by Unmute Dance Company

Yellow Sunday by Koleka Putuma and Nicole Fortuin

Please browse the artworks on offer, and support your favourite projects by making an online donation. Each donation category entitles you to a unique set of rewards in acknowledgement of your generosity.

Follow Infecting the City on: Twitter @InfectingtheCT | Facebook | YouTube

Follow the campaign via the official hashtags: ITC2015 and InfectingCT