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.


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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

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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

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Inherit the Wind by Jereome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

Call for proposal for Mobility First! ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative is now open! Don’t miss the first deadline by end of May.
To commemorate its 20th anniversary in 2017, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) builds upon its support to cultural mobility over the past 2 decades by launching Mobility First! – ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative, a new fund that supports the movement of Asian and European artists and cultural professionals in Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) partner countries.

Introducing the new website
This website is an initiative to tackle sexism and misuse of power in the Belgian arts scene by informing procedures against and in the event of sexism or discrimination. It asks people to “engage” by firstly signing a statement to end violence, harassment and inappropriate behaviour in our schools, studios and institutions.
Please visit the website, consider contributing with your signature and pass on this information to whomever you see fit
Thank you.
Gala and the Engagement team

Helping Foreign Artists Cut Through the Red Tape, Pro Bono

Matthew Covey’s work as an immigration fixer has assumed greater urgency in the Trump era.
Adversity can inspire great art, but it can also be a time suck. For more than twenty years, Matthew Covey has been helping musicians and other artists deal with government paperwork. He’s an immigration fixer; his firm, CoveyLaw, handles some twenty-five hundred visas every year, in affiliation with Tamizdat, a nonprofit whose mission is to promote cultural exchange. The name is a variant of “samizdat” (“self-published”), the Soviet term for clandestinely distributed dissident literature. “ ‘Tam’ means ‘over there,’ ” Covey explained the other day. “The stuff that’s taken across the border.”  Read more

On the Move
Arterial Network 
TEH 85 Conference 
American Dance Abroad
Women in the Media and Arts Coalition

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

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:

Pan Asian Repertory Revue seeks Scripts

For 2015 -16 our 39th Milestone Season- Pan Asian Repertory Theatre is seeking submissions for Nov 2015 Staged Readings Series – UNMUTED VOICES – for development and consideration for future production.
UNMUTED VOICES:  women’s stories from the Middle East and areas beyond  Pan Asian Rep’s past explorations – will highlight cultural, social, religious issues to illuminate and elicit discussion.
Pan Asian will build on a long track record of stories with probing issues such as Cambodia’s genocide years in 70’s with CAMBODIA AGONISTES; Tibet- Sino history, with KWATZ The Tibetan Project; and Vietnam’s marginalization of women in THE MISSING WOMEN.
Scripts can be emailed to

Asian Intercultural Theatre Conference 2014 | Interview with T.Sasitharan

Asian Intercultural Theatre Conference 2014 | Interview with T.Sasitharan

As part of the media partnership with the Asian Intercultural Theatre Conference that will be organised on 25-28 November in Singapore, ASEF culture360 has interviewed the director and co-founder of the Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI), T. Sasitharan. A Singapore Cultural Medallion recipient, Sasi is well recognised as an educator, theatre artist, cultural critic and arts advocate. His thought leadership on arts and culture has made a wide impact on the larger community. We have asked him about the upcoming conference and the evolving contemporary theatre scene in Singapore and the region.

Where does the need for such a conference originate from and who does it aim to benefit?

It’s part of the mandate of Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI) to research and reflect upon the processes and practices of the kind of theatre we teach.

When the subject is as complex and protean as Intercultural Theatre and Intercultural Actor Training, any new knowledge or understanding that may be gleaned will need more time specific conditions to emerge and to be expressed.

The Asian Intercultural Conference (AIC), which happens once in three years, enables the time and conditions necessary for teachers, students and collaborators to share and critically assess emergent data and information on the approaches, methods and pedagogies of Intercultural Theatre work and actor training in particular.

You will note that AIC 2014 focuses on the practical, with the emphasis placed firmly on demonstrations and presentations of techniques, skills and the craft of acting, directing and dramaturgy. The theoretical is present only tangentially. AIC 2014 would benefit not only those interested in the practice and performance of theatre, across a range of genres, but also those with different theatre specialisations from the actor-performer to the director, writer and dramaturge. The circle of benefit could well be extended to include professional theatre critics, writers, theatre scholars and drama teachers and students.

 Can you tell us more about the topics that will be discussed and the format of the conference?

Please refer to the conference topics below. The conference is divided into keynote sessions on the first day, work demonstrations and presentations through Days 2 – 4, with plenary discussions that round up each day.

What kind of audiences are you hoping to involve other than theatre practitioners and from what regions?

Other than the groups mentioned in Q1 above, I am hoping that lay people who make up the theatre-going public with an informed interest in theatre and scholars of performance theory in domains other than theatre, like sociology, anthropology and critical studies, may also be interested in getting a rare peek into the practice and studio-floor realities of working interculturally.

 What are your expectations about the conference?

I have the highest expectations of gaining valuable insight into the techniques and approaches used by former ITI students and other practitioners working within the domain of intercultural theatre. This is the kind of insight that is usually unavailable when we watch public stagings of theatre. These are the secret and private processes of making theatre which are only revealed to those who are party to the rehearsal and training processes preceding public performances.

Since the first Intercultural Theatre Conference in 2008, what has changed in the contemporary theatre scene in Singapore and in the region?

Since the first AIC in 2008, there has been, both at home and in the region, a growing awareness and acknowledgement of the “intercultural” as a phenomenon in its own right of cognition, perception and interaction in theatre practice. That is to say, that the intercultural is distinct and different, for instance, from the “multicultural”, “cosmopolitan” or “global” as a descriptor of a mode of practice in making and showing theatre. This is not merely a matter of labelling or semantics. It reflects a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the conditions, contexts, manners and qualities of the contacts, sharings, interactions and transmissions that take place on the studio floor and on the stage where intercultural theatre work is made and shown.

See also:

ASEF culture360 November 2014 Newsletter

ASEF culture360 November 2014 Newsletter

This November, ASEF culture360 is proud to announce theshortlisted projects of Creative Encounters (4th edition) and ASEF Creative Networks (2nd edition). For Creative Encounters, 6 creative proposals have been shortlisted from 117 submissions. The selection of these shortlisted projects was conducted in partnership with Arts Network Asia. For ASEF Creative Networks, 8 proposals have been shortlisted from 39 submissions. The shortlisted applicants have been requested to submit a detailed proposal by Monday, 1 December 2014. Successful applicants will be notified in January 2015


As part of the ASEF Creative Networks 1st edition, ASEF is supporting the 2nd Conference of the Asia Pacific Network for Cultural Education & Research (ANCER), organised in Singapore on 13-15 November. The conference titled 'New Voices, Current Perspectives: Arts Management, Policy and Development in Asia' will discuss the larger cultural identity frameworks connected with the Asia Pacific and Southeast Asia region. Within the conference programme, ASEF will organise a special panel on cultural collaborations and exchanges between Asia and Europe on Saturday 15 November.

Finally, we invite you to read 3 new interviews in the Magazine: Ulla RONBERG presents the projects in Asia of the Danish Agency for Culture, T. SASITHARAN introduces the upcoming Asian Intercultural Theatre Conference 2014 in Singapore and Magali An BERTHON discovers new creative personalities of Euro-Asian culture.

The culture360 team at ASEF

Asia-Europe Foundation Creative Networks 2nd Edition: Call for proposals

Asia-Europe Foundation Creative Networks 2nd Edition: Call for proposals

Greetings from the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)!

We are delighted to launch the 2nd call for proposals for ASEF Creative Networks.

This initiative encourages collaborations among networks in Asia & Europe, with the larger aim of supporting sustained dialogue and collaboration between cultural professionals from both regions.

We invite cultural networks to submit joint proposals for multilateral activities that engage as many partners and participants from the 49 member countries of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM).We particularly encourage initiatives such as capacity building workshops, mapping of good practices and expansion of networks to the other region. The proposed projects should take place between 1 April and 30 November 2015.

The submission deadline is 15 July 2014.

For more details and submission guidelines, visit ASEF Creative Networks.

If you are looking for project partners, please visit Find a Partner, a space where cultural organisations across Asia and Europe can find each other.

We look forward to your proposals!

Anupama SEKHAR

Acting Director, Culture Department

Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)


2. Harlem Arts festival 2014: June 27-29

Save The Dates: June 27-29

We're so excited to announce the dates for the third annual Harlem Arts Festival!

This year we'll be kicking things off with an Opening Night Party at MIST Harlem and continuing the festivities with two days of FREE performances, workshops, activities, and more in Marcus Garvey Park! The 2014 Festival page will have more information, so stay tuned to learn about the artist lineup, Kids' Corner schedule, food and drink vendors, and giveaways!

JUNE 27: Opening Night Party, MIST Harlem

JUNE 28-29: Harlem Arts Festival, Marcus Garvey Park

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Know about sound equipment or how to lift heavy objects? We need you! Fill out our Volunteer form to sign up or email us with questions!

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We are so glad to have received this certification and extend many thanks to Fractured Atlas and Susastera for being our fiscal sponsors while our application was being reviewed.

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