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

Digest #222

Dear reader,
  • At Sundance Institute’s Playwrights Residency in Germany,New Work by Syrian Theatre-Makers. Berlin and Neuklostersee, Germany — Six Europe-based Syrian playwrights will create new work in Arabic as part of Sundance Institute’s Playwrights Residency in Berlin and Neuklostersee, continuing the Theatre Program’s mission-driven tradition of nurturing and amplifying emerging and established playwrights at the cutting edge of their craft, and furthers their support of work from the Middle East and North Africa. Find out more here
  • People from the In-Betweenhas a selection of dazzling work created in response to Trump’s travel ban of Jan 27.
  • The TEH Conference, hosted by the Rojc Community Center in Pula, Croatia is still open for registration. The topic of the Conference is Culture and sharing Communities. Info about the programme, participation fees et cetera is available here.
  • A little good news from the International Theatre Institute  + International Dance SymposiumCall for Performances, Lectures and Workshops for the The application deadline is 1 May 2017. For more information please contact Alma LLERENA: alma.llerena(at)
    Call for applications
  • The Hess Collective: Summer workshop taught by Elizabeth Hess at LaMaMa June 2017. For more information visit or contact
  • The GoDown Arts Centre (Kenya) invites writers, visual artists, performers, producers, agents, managers to take part in the Creative Entrepreneurship Course: Reaping the value of Artistic creativity. Send your application to
  Upcoming event 

Worldwide Competition for New Opera and Music Theatre

The Music Theatre Network of the International Theatre Institute is pleased to announce a new call for entries for the competition Music Theatre NOW. For the third time, this project is being generously supported by the German ITI-Centre.
The main purpose of this unique event is to promote creative exchange among creators and producers of new opera and music theatre from around the globe. The competition is for brand new works or those which have been premiered since Summer 2012.
Deadline for entries is 30th June 2015.
All of the information about the competition can be found at

If you have any questions or need further info-material, please contact the project director at

Theatre in the Arab World: Theater der Zeit

Theatre in the Arab World: Theater der Zeit

Dear colleagues:

Here is a very interesting new publication with support from ITI Germany.

Theater im arabischen Sprachraum

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Theatre in the Arab World

Herausgegeben von Rolf C. Hemke<>

Google Translate: There is hardly a region of the world is in our media now as present as the Arabic-speaking world, with its revolutions, revolts, wars. And rarely was with such a strange mixture of sympathy, bewilderment and incomprehension about world-historical events as reported on what happened in Tunisia and Egypt, Libya and Syria since December 2010.

The book "Theatre in the Arabic-speaking world" was written against the background of these changes and with awareness that the theater may be the most political and most spontaneous of all art forms often. It is an inventory of practical theater work in the Arabic-speaking world in a turbulent, contradictory time.

Renowned journalist and theater scholars, curators and directors have created a synopsis that contains personal testimonies and portraits of theater-makers as well as theater scenes of cities Cairo, Tunis, Rabat and Casablanca. Is complemented by the band surrounding an annotated list of important theaters and theater institutions in the region. The book is published in German and English and in parallel in the publishing Sud Edition in Tunis in Arabic and French.

Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia

Rolf C. Hemke is a freelance writer and works as a dramaturge for public relations and marketing of the Theater an der Ruhr / Mülheim ad Ruhr. Since 2007 he curated the Mülheim Festival "theater scene", currently with a focus on Arab theater. From 1992 to 2002 he was a freelance cultural journalist among other things for the Frankfurter Rundschau, Süddeutsche Zeitung, the Vienna Standard and public radio.

Kaum eine Weltregion ist in unseren Medien derzeit so präsent wie der arabische Sprachraum mit seinen Revolutionen, Revolten, Kriegen. Und selten wurde mit einer solch eigenartigen Mischung aus Sympathie, Befremden und Unverständnis über welthistorische Ereignisse berichtet wie über das, was seit dem Dezember 2010 in Tunesien und Ägypten, Libyen und Syrien passiert.

Das Buch "Theater im arabischen Sprachraum" wurde vor dem Hintergrund dieser Umwälzungen und im Bewusstsein verfasst, dass das Theater oft die politischste und spontanste aller Kunstformen sein kann. Es ist eine Bestandsaufnahme der theaterpraktischen Arbeit im arabischen Sprachraum in einer turbulenten, widersprüchlichen Zeit.

Renommierte Journalisten und Theaterwissenschaftler, Kuratoren und Regisseure haben eine Zusammenschau erstellt, die Selbstzeugnisse und Porträts von Theatermachern ebenso wie von Theaterszenen der Metropolen Kairo, Tunis, Rabat und Casablanca enthält. Ergänzt wird der Band um ein kommentiertes Verzeichnis von wichtigen Bühnen und Theaterinstitutionen in der Region. Das Buch erscheint in deutscher und englischer Sprache und parallel im Verlag Sud Edition in Tunis in arabischer und französischer Sprache.

Ägypten, Algerien, Irak, Jordanien, Kuwait, Libanon, Marokko, Palästina, Syrien, Tunesien

Rolf C. Hemke ist freier Autor und arbeitet als Dramaturg für Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und Marketing des Theater an der Ruhr/ Mülheim a. d. Ruhr. Seit 2007 kuratiert er das Mülheimer Festival "Theaterlandschaft", derzeit mit dem Schwerpunkt arabisches Theater. Von 1992 bis 2002 war er freier Kulturjournalist u. a. für die Frankfurter Rundschau, die Süddeutsche Zeitung, den Wiener Standard und den öffentlich-rechtlichen Hörfunk.

Roberta Levitow<>

Co-founder and co-director

Theatre Without Borders





Reminder! Intercultural Theater Fellowship calls for Applications!

Reminder to spread the word- D&F Academy invites applications for Theater Project!

Are you excited about reaching out to people through the medium of theater? Do you want to start a venture that will impact people in your home country? Or do you know passionate actors, social workers, activists or interested young people who share this dream?

The D&F Academy offers fully funded fellowships for our Theater Project in Hamburg, Germany, with Project Friend author and director Nils Daniel Finckh.
Applications are still open to young people aged 18 and 28 worldwide. The one-year program is an opportunity for both professionals and young people who believe in change through creative processes and the power of theater action.
The chosen Fellows will spend ten weeks from April to June 2013 in Hamburg. During that time, they investigate and learn with their project Friend and eminent experts how they can use theater as a catalyst to give people a voice and to make social change in their societies happen.

Final application deadline is due January 7, 2013 (10 am, CET)

Project description (PDF)

Please forward the information about this unique opportunity to the members of your network!

Nils Daniel Finckh

Director, author and actor Nils Daniel Finckh staged diverse pieces such as “Romeo and Juliet”, “Trainspotting” and “The Pillowman”. He was recognized as all-rounder with prizes and nominations for both his acting and directing such as ‘Young Director of the Year’, ‘Young Actor of the Year’ and the German Theater prize “Der Faust”. Nils Daniel Finckh stands for provocative theater, and has successfully used this medium to address a variety of contemporary social issues.

The D&F Academy Hamburg

The D&F Academy was launched by the Dekeyser&Friends Foundation in 2009 to offer innovative hands-on learning that creates impact. With its first regional location opened in Hamburg, Germany, the D&F Academy offers a platform where knowledgeable and inspiring personalities meet young people from around the world in hands-on learning projects. Other Project Friends include primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall DBE and former soccer player Jens Lehmann.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Please visit our website for more information:

Our mailing address is:
D&F Academy · Shanghaiallee 9
Hamburg D-20457



D&F Academy Theater Project 2013

Are you 18-28 years old? 

Are you excited about reaching out to people through the medium of theater? Do you want to start a venture that will impact people in your home country? Then apply for the unique one year D&F Academy Theater Project with German director Nils Daniel Finckh and other eminent experts.

Come to the D&F Academy Hamburg for ten weeks and learn how to write and stage a theater piece. During the subsequent ten months you will create your own venture in your home country as part of the D&F Academy DreamMaker Program.

Starting in April 2013, up to 20 Fellows from all around the globe will learn from the Project Friend Nils Daniel Finckh how to create a theater play and how theater can facilitate positive social change. As a Fellow, you will have the unique opportunity to meet experts and practitioners – from actors, directors, and writers to costume designers and activists – to learn about all aspects of creating a play, and about the social impact that theater can have when it addresses both current and universal issues. At the conclusion of your ten weeks in Hamburg, you will return home and, with the support of the innovative online curriculum and an experienced mentor, implement a project idea you are passionate about.

The prestigious D&F Academy Fellowship is a unique opportunity for young people aged 18 to 28 who are eager to make a change. To apply for a D&F Fellowship for the Theater Project, you must submit your application by January 7th, 2013 at

Theater Project

Up to 20 international Fellows will come to Hamburg for 10 weeks in April 2013 to learn how they can reach out to people through the medium of theater. During the following ten-month period, they will implement their own ventures at home, applying the newly earned skills and inspiration and with the support of the D&F Academy.

Challenge Phase (April 2013 – June 2013)

Each D&F Project is centered around a Challenge, a hands-on task given to the Fellows by the Project Friend, which they will work on as a group on during their ten weeks in Hamburg. In the course of the D&F Academy Theater Project, they will write, rehearse and stage a multilingual play together with Project Friend Nils Daniel Finckh. The focus of the play will be identity and love; a reaction to the new challenges our notions of individual and national identity face in an increasingly globalized world.

The Fellows will bring their own experiences, artistic creativity and imagination, and will have the opportunity to learn from practitioners about all aspects of writing and staging a play. In the process, you will not only learn more about yourself, but also experience the impact that theater can have on society.

Next to the Challenge, the Fellows will participate in three courses:

The ChallengeLab is centered around the Challenge and provides the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully fulfill it. The course not only covers project specific knowledge from Nils Daniel Finckh and other experienced professionals from the field, but also skills in project management and team leadership, taught in sessions run by D&F Academy staff.

The MediaLab is an interactive and hands-on course in which Fellows learn to use different media, especially video and blogs. The course enables Fellows to reach a broader audience for their ventures by creating their own websites and filling them with good quality content.

The DreamLab, an innovative start-up course, is based on values and skills that are crucial for the Fellows to plan and implement their ventures and thus to positively impact society. The course is ongoing through both Phases. A key milestone for every Fellow is the presentation of the DreamPlan at the end of the Challenge Phase in Hamburg, which then becomes the basis for its implementation during the ten month Implementation Phase in the respective Fellow’s home country.

Implementation Phase (June 2013 – March 2014)

The 10-week Challenge Phase in the D&F Academy Hamburg is followed by the 10-month Implementation Phase in the respective Fellow's home country. The Fellows implement their DreamPlans making use of the knowledge they gained throughout the Challenge Phase and with the support of the D&F Cloud, the D&F Academy’s online learning platform.
During the ten-month Implementation Phase, Fellows take part in the online curriculum and are coached, mentored and advised from the D&F team as they realize their own project! This way, the ongoing mutual exchange between Fellows and alumni is also fostered.

Applications deadline is January 7, 2013 (10 am, CET).

All information and more is available in a PDF file, please click here to download it.

E-Rang – Fortnightly Theatre Journal Issue 50: WEB LINKS & BULLETIN BOARD


International Theatre Festival of Kerala 2013: Call for Applications

The 5th International Theatre Festival of Kerala (ITFoK) is designed to bring some of the best contemporary theatre of the world, with an emphasis on Europe. The festival is scheduled to take place from 15th to 22nd of January 2013. As a number of intercultural activities are happening in world theatre, the young generation of Indian theatre is collaborating with European theatre, the 5th ITFoK will try to explore the wide spectrum of innovative and experimental theatre activities of Europe. Also this edition will see few productions from selected other countries too.

INLAKS Theatre Awards: Call for Applications

The INLAKS Foundation announces the call for applications for their Theatre Awards for 2013. Deadline for receiving applications is 30 October 2012.

Arts Research and Documentation Programme

The India Foundation for the Arts calls for applications for the Arts Research and Documentation Grant.

Beyond a Critique, Worth a Salutation: A Review by Sunit Sinha

Sunit Sinha reviews Atul Pethe's recent production 'Satyashodhak' done by actors of the Sanitary Workers' Union, Puneat Studio Safdar, Shadikhampur, Delhi on 15 June 2012.


NSD announces call for applications for BRM 13 to be held in Jan 2013. LAst date 31 August



Employment Notice at Utkal University, Odisha

Phone-0674-2535484, FAX : 0674-2535486

EMPLOYMENT NOTICE No. 1291/UUC Dated 12.07.2012

Applications in prescribed forms with required documents in seven sets are invited from eligible candidates up to 25th August, 2012 ( 5.00 PM) for the several teaching posts in arts and Dramatics in different P.G. Teaching Departments of Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

For details refer to the University website

Workshop on German Methods of Theatre and Pedagogy, Pune, Maharashtra

German Methods of Theatre Pedagogy: Teaching theatre to children and young adults with a focus on aesthetics and group creativity.

A Project Curated and Designed by
Theatre Professionals, Mumbai and Culture for Competence, Berlin
commissioned and supported by
Goethe-Institut, Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai
Hosted by
FLAME School of Performing Arts, Pune

Workshop Details: Phase 1: (Residential Workshop, FLAME, Pune) 15th-28th of October Interim Phase: (Individual Practice at your own place of work) November – January Phase 2: (Residential Workshop, FLAME, Pune) 11th – 16th of February Application Deadline Sunday the 19th of August 2012.

Theatre Professionals, Mumbai and Culture for Competence, Berlin invite you to apply to be part of a unique programme aimed at teaching German theatre pedagogical methods to the participants. Conducted by Edda Holl and assisted by Sophia Stepf, both of whom have extensive experience in using drama with children and with the training of teaching teachers in the use of drama methods with children.

This course is aimed at participants who regularly and actively use drama/performing arts methodology to educate children in India. Course Structure

Phase 1 – is a 2 week residency, during which time the instructors will take the participants through German methodologies for teaching drama. Participants will be introduced to initiating drama games and exercises in a group of students in order to create unique and devised performances utilizing a kit of tools that come from an exploration of aesthetics and its related concepts.

Interim Phase – After the 2 weeks of training, participants will be asked to go back to their places of work, and attempt to integrate and adapt their learning in their own practice. They will be networked via the internet with the pedagogues, course-organisers and each other – to share experiences of their attempts at utilization of the learning. They will also be assisted in the documentation of the
se experiences to share in the next phase of the project. Phase 2 – is again a 1 week residency. Course teachers will further add another layer of exercises and drama methodologies that will be of use to the participants. The content of this phase will be determined once the participants have also collated, reviewed, and shared their experiences with each other and the pedagogue. Finally, a few days will be dedicated to methods by which participants can teach these methodologies to other drama in education practitioners.

To Apply:
If you are interested in applying to do this workshop please send us the following documents:
1) A detailed CV with all your work experience – with a specific focus related to theatre and education so far.
2) A brief write up (no longer than one page) of how you see yourself as an educator and what has contributed to your approach as a facilitator. Why you would like to do this particular workshop, and how you see yourself utilizing and sharing this experience in your future practice.
3) A specific story of a drama process you have taken children through which you felt exemplified the type of work you do and believe in. (No longer than one page)
Application Deadline 19th of August 2012.
Seats will be confirmed by the 15th of September 2012.
Fees: Twelve Thousand Rupees 12,000/-

Eminent intellectual and political theorist Ram Bapat Passes away

Eminent intellectual and political thinker, Ram Bapat died this morning in Pune, after a long illness.

He was Professor, Political Philosophy& Political Sociology who took sustained interest in grass root Dalit, Adivasi and Women's issues movements.From 1965 to 1991, he worked at Dept: of Politics and Public Administration, University of Pune with his area of emphasis on Political Philosophy and Political Sociology

His sparkling, shining intelligence, the breadth of his learning, his warmth and his humanity, his deep sense of commitment and empathy, his love and his kindness, his laughter, will be hard to forget for those who knew him. An extraordinary intellectual, an exceptional human being.

Theatre for Living

Participatory/Interactive Theatre meets the Systems Theory approach

A unique friendship called THEATRE for LIVING is born

What ensues is a process of creative, community-based dialogue towards sustainable social change, conflict transformation and peacebuilding

Work on social change, conflict transformation and peacebuilding all around the world has since long been using theatre forms of Community theatre and Participatory/Interactive theatre. These theatre forms have mainly grown out of Augusto Boal´s Theatre of the Oppressed (TO)Theatre for Living (TfL) evolves from TO and further develops by embodying the 'systems view' of the world that posits that social structures – that create divisions between oppressors and those they oppress – are simply manifestations of repeated behaviours. TfL´s approach is to investigate those behaviours and learn together in our society how to change them, in order to eventually change the structure of our society. TfL recognizes that communities are complexly integrated living organisms and invites them to engage in constructive social change, moving from various forms of violence to respectful engagement.

TfL is about empowerment – about people being the experts in their own lives and being able to use theatre to make change. The process gives a community the opportunity to re-ignite 'emotional intelligence' – using a symbolic language to investigate alternative approaches to hard-to-talk-about issues. This is a first step towards dealing with difficult topics – moving towards open communication and realities that living communities want in an active and entertaining way.

For our conflict transformation and peacebuilding work, all these are indeed very relevant!

David Diamond, the Artistic and Managing Director of Theatre for Living (Headlines Theatre) in Vancouver, Canada is the originator of Theatre for Living (TfL), and is offering a 6-day TfL training in Berlin during June 26 – July 1, 2012. This should be particularly interesting and accessible for peacebuilders in Europe.

The costs are:

  • Representatives of organisations: 450€
  • Individuals: 300€
  • Students/Unemployed: 250€

For training details and registration, please visit the TfL @ Berlin.DE website. The training is organised by Performing Transformation.

PLEASE NOTE: The fee is only for participation in the training and does notinclude accommodation or meals. We also don't have the capacity to offer any financial assistance or scholarships.

Time: June 26, 2012 to July 1, 2012
Location: "battleROYAL"
Street: Waldemarstraße 33-37a
City/Town: Berlin, 10999. Germany
Website or Map:
Event Type: trainingoninteractivetheatre
Organized By: Mir Mubashir @

Information | Festival of Art as Research (Translation)

FAR – festival of art as research


07. – 14. 05. 2012

Bahnhof e.V. ● Am Bahnhof 2 ● 28870 Ottersberg ● Germany

The Festival will take place in an extraordinary setting.
The old train-station building of Ottersberg, Northern Germany, is a place where young artists live and work together. It’s a place of experimentation and research. It offers the possibility to work in a number of different spaces (the former warehouse, in a circus tent, outside). The non-profit project is completely self-governed. Community and art are the central topics. We invite you to experience this inspiring and unique place.

The festival of art as research calls all artists who are interested in researching about the phenomenon “translation” in an interdisciplinary exchange.

Food and Accommodation

We will provide free food and accommodation throughout the week.

Participation and Application

If you are interested in participating in the festival as a researching artist, please send us an e-mail with the following details until the 15th of April 2012:
1. A short description of yourself and your work:
– a short CV (feel free to include any additional information about yourself that could be an interesting contribution to the
festival, even if it doesn’t seem directly connected to artistic practice)
– a brief personal statement about the themes of your work

2. Your ideas for the festival:

We ask you to start your artistic investigation of the phenomenon TRANSLATION before the festival. You are free in the choice of medium. We invite you to incorporate ideas and practices, which you’re already working on.
We welcome contributions including, but not limited to the following:
performance… video… painting…music…dance….theatre…clown…photo…or combinations…

Your project should be described in a rough outline paper and sent with your application.
Images, videos, recordings that give an impression of your artwork are welcome.

We are eager to receive your applications and looking forward to an exciting and inspiring research with you!

We also invite artists to participate in the festival as a part of the off-programme.
If you are not taking part in the intensive research-programme we offer the possibility to show artworks approaching the topic TRANSLATION during the festival.

ICD – Art as Cultural Diplomacy | The Arts Diplomacy Festival 2012 – March 2012

The Arts Diplomacy Festival 2012: Cultural Diplomacy in Practice

(Berlin, International Conference, March 22nd – 25th, 2012)

Event Introduction

The Arts Diplomacy Festival 2012 will explore how the arts can be used to change theory into practice and express, create and improve social awareness and diplomatic relations. The arts include a variety of mediums through which emotions and culture can be expressed: music, art, literature and sports, to name only a few. The program will examine how the arts can be used within the field of cultural diplomacy to initiate intercultural dialogue and cooperation through movement, thought and active expression.

The Arts Diplomacy Festival 2012 is the brainchild of Cultural Diplomacy in Practice (CDP), a department within the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. CDP is predicated on the ICD’s philosophy that diplomacy must transcend mere discussion and include practical implementation of theory for the reason that sometimes actions speak louder than words: Cultural diplomacy must show rather than tell.

Popular art forms have a unique ability to bring people from disparate backgrounds together by underscoring shared values. The Arts Diplomacy Festival intends to demonstrate the underutilized power of art and physical expression to further the cause of cultural diplomacy.

The program will consist of lectures, seminars, debates and panel discussions featuring leading figures from international politics, diplomacy, academia, civil society, and the private sector. The Festival will also showcase the performances of artists, musicians and performers from all over the world and include a full day of practical workshops devoted to planning for future initiatives.

Conference Participants »

The conference is open to applications from governmental and diplomatic officials, civil society practitioners, young professionals, students and scholars, private sector representatives, journalists, and other interested stakeholders from across the world.

If you would like to reserve a position, please click on the "Apply Now" link below:

Conference Locations

Based in Berlin, the conference will be hosted at a number of important political, historic, and cultural locations across the city.

Conference Speakers

Speakers during the conference will include leading figures and experts from civil society, international politics, academia, diplomacy, and the private sector from across the world. These speakers will include a number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board (for further information about the Advisory Board please click here).

Participant Papers »

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy encourages research and progressive thought on the fields of culture, globalisation, and international relations. As such, the ICD welcomes participants of the conference to submit relevant papers addressing topics within these fields particular to their interests and passions. Participants can submit papers written in the past for other purposes or ongoing research, or written specifically for the conference. Groups of students are also allowed to submit collaborative pieces of work.

Certificate of Attendance

All participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the program, which provides details about the speakers and topics at the conference. Each certificate will be signed by members of the ICD's Advisory Board.

Conference Agenda »

Cultural diplomacy relies upon frank and thorough dialogue between disparate nations and cultures as a tool to reduce conflict and promote a global cosmopolitan order; however, there remains a tendency within the field to let the development of theory overshadow the practical elements necessary for implementation. The Arts Diplomacy Festival 2012 aims to explore how the arts; particularly music, fine arts and literature, sports, gastronomy, academia, religion and politics can be utilized by and delivered to governments, businesses and universities in an active practical, informative and effective way of communication and expression.