Bertolt Brecht's Berliner Ensemble faces eviction

Theatre company may be forced to leave the Berlin theatre it has called home for almost 60 years over rental contract row

An appeal from the Kattaikutta Sangam

The Kattaikuttu Sangam needs support to realize their dream of travelling to Chicago and working together with the Global Girls to have their performances seen and voices heard.

Fundamentals of Arts Management: ATSA Workshop in Goa

ARThinkSouthAsia PRESENTS ATSA – Short Course in Goa, an ATSA initiative with Goa Centre for Alternative Photography (Goa-CAP) www.goa-cap.com. Apply now. Last date for receiving applications is 28 July 2013.

The Last Days of an Artiste

Achyut Lahkar, pioneer of Assam's legendary mobile theatre, lies penniless and forgotten in his old age

The International Student Playscript Competition

The International Student Playscript Competition (ISPC) is a playwright competition open to anyone aged 16 to 25 based anywhere in the world. Read More




IFA Reminder: Deadline for ARD draft proposals

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) is happy to announce that we are now accepting proposals under our Arts Research and Documentation programme (ARD) for the year 2013-2014. We have already begun receiving proposals. As a matter of fact, our first deadline for receiving draft proposals is on June 15, 2013, which is less than a week away. You can call, email or send us your proposals by post. If you would like to discuss your project ideas with our programme executives this is the time to do so. The deadline for FINAL proposals is July 15, 2013. Click here for more information.


Job Opening: Programme Executive, Arts Education, IFA

Are you passionate about exploring and sharing new approaches to learning in the classroom? Have you ever thought about how the arts could inspire alternative perspectives on and approaches to the process of learning and teaching? Do you like the thought of being able to facilitate fantastic work, even while staying behind the scenes? If yes, then India Foundation for the Arts (IFA), Bangalore needs you! IFA is looking for individuals with ideas, courage and determination, to helm its Arts Education programme.

Key Responsibilities:
Managing, communicating and implementing IFA's Arts Education programme, consisting of grant making and teacher training.
Developing strategies to strengthen IFA's intervention in the field.
Maintaining and enhancing relationships built over the last four years with government bodies in education. Since 2009, this programme has mainly focused on arts-based teacher training for government school teachers in Karnataka under an initiative titled Kali-Kalisu.
Facilitating seminars and conferences bringing together various stakeholders in arts education. Managing programmatic budgets. Sharing responsibility with other programme staff to develop grant-making policies and strategies, reviewing proposals, and monitoring and evaluating grants.
Working closely with staff from other departments to ensure that processes are adhered to, the reach of the programme is widened and grant outcomes are showcased and disseminated.
In time, the successful candidate may be expected to take on wider institutional responsibilities.

Job Requirements:
Applicants should be mature professionals with eight or more years of experience in research and/or teaching, or managing programmes in the arts or humanities in India and have an interest in education and the arts.
They should be conversant with current issues and debates, particularly in the areas of arts education and be able to engage with a wide variety of methodologies and approaches to the arts in India.
They should demonstrate ideational ability, potential for leadership, a good sense of strategy, financial management skills, and be able to network and represent the organisation in different forums.
They should be able to critically analyse and evaluate developments in the field and in their programme.
Knowledge of languages other than English, especially Kannada, will be considered an additional qualification.
y should be good writers and public communicators.

Position Location:
Bangalore. This position also entails considerable travel within Karnataka.

Rs 6 Lakh to 8 Lakh depending on experience and skill. The successful candidate will be appointed for five years on a contractual basis.

Applications, addressed to the Executive Director, India Foundation for the Arts, must reach IFA by June 30, 2013.
Applicants should include a covering letter, a detailed resume, a statement of interest in this position and an educational and professional reference. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Short-listed candidates may be requested to give a telephonic interview and/or be interviewed in Bangalore at the beginning of July 2013, and will be expected to join IFA from the middle of July 2013.

Send your applications by email to contactus@indiaifa.org with the subject line 'Programme Executive, Arts Education' or by post to:

Ref: Programme Executive, Arts Education
C/O Executive Director
India Foundation for the Arts
Apoorva – Ground Floor
No 259, 4th Cross
Raj Mahal Vilas 2nd Stage, 2nd Block
Bangalore – 560094
Tel: +91-23414681/2/3


International Lab for Arts Managers

International Lab for Arts Managers November 4 – December 2, 2013

4-week intensive practical Lab at Russian Drama Theatre for creative and enthusiastic individuals who are curious and passionate about performing arts, motivated to learn and ambitious to develop their career at international level. The programme will be particularly relevant and valuable to existing arts managers and arts administrators, working in various creative industries, seeking further professional development, interested in finding new international network opportunities and collaboration.

Several partial scholarships available. The number of spots is limited. For application and more practical details, please send the following documents to iugte.projects@gmail.com Letter of motivation stating your interest in joining the Lab and detailed CV. Latest head shot with 2-3 additional photos. Any additional material describing professional experience: links to past projects, photo, video, reviews, articles, interviews, etc. More information click here


Workshop on Lighting for Theatre and Dramatic Performances

Workshop on Lighting for Theatre and Dramatic Performances

THEATRECONNEKT, based in Thrissur, Kerala, working in interdisciplinary and intercultural theatre is a creative platform of both academics and practice. Workshops, seminars, residencies, in various areas of theatre making are part of our regular activities in addition to productions, festivals and management consultancy for art organizations.

Its workshop wing, 'THEATRECONNEKT-Atelier' is organizing 'Workshop on Lighting for Theatre and Dramatic Performance' from 26 to 30, August 2013, at Thrissur, Kerala.

Along with a general introduction to basics of electricity and lighting for performance, the workshop will discuss light in nature and in art, focusing on its emotional and psychological effects on human beings. A non-linear journey through time and culture will take us from natural light to figured light and the creative mechanisms used in Dramatics & Theatre Performances. In concordance with the multifaceted nature of light, the workshop will be a mix of rich practical, theory and observation. The course will cover most modern lighting systems, equipments, accessories, including computer aided design.

The workshop will be lead by eminent resource persons and is in collaboration with 'Cameo' a leading supplier for lighting equipments and accessories.

The workshop will cover the area such as Electricity and its basics/ History of the art of Lighting / Understanding Lighting for Dramatics & Theatre Performances / Difference between lighting and illumination / Power of lighting in Theatre – Lighting for special functions and needs/ Lighting Design and Execution / Types of lighting / Lighting Effects / Lighting Equipments / Computer aided Lighting Design.

By the end of the course, participant can gather basic understanding about designing of lighting in a theatre space-from approaching a creative performance piece as a lighting designer to plan, rig and program the cues.

General Information

Workshop Dates : Monday 26 to Friday 30, August 2013.
Maximum number of participants : 20 persons only
Place : Thrissur, Kerala.
Venue : Black-box Theater, Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi.
Workshop Fee per participant : Rs. 8,500.00 (Including Non-A/c on twin sharing)
    : Rs. 7,000.00 (Without accommodation)
Mode of Admission : First come first served basis
Payment : 50% advance on application.
    : 50% at the time of reporting.
Mode of Payment : DD/Cash favoring 'Theatreconnekt'
Last date to apply : 20 July 2013 (For option with accommodation)
    : 30 July 2013 (For option without accommodation)
Contact : Kesavan Nambudiri (Coordinator): +91 98471 88288
    : Sreejith Ramanan (Workshop Director): +91 99470 20742
    : Email: atelier.theatreconnekt@gmail.com


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