To our esteemed readers! 

In this issue,  find Open applications, News and a Job announcement, a new course in Applied Theatre  and a Theatre Festival.

Marike Splint a Theatre Maker is looking for a performer from the Mexico/US border and a performer who will participate from their country through a live stream.

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Are you in need of respite? Or can you think of a front-line activist in need of respite? 

Call for nominations and applications for the 2020 Oak Human Rights Fellowship, sponsored by the Oak Institute for Human Rights at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. The fellowship provides a one-semester activist-in-residence opportunity for a human rights activist operating in difficult or dangerous circumstances to come to Colby College, one of the most prestigious liberal arts colleges in the United States, for respite from front-line duties to reflect on their experiences. In doing so, Oak strives to educate the campus and extended community about the work being done by our Fellow. Thus, we are writing to ask for your help in identifying the Oak Fellow for the fall of 2020, or if you are interested in applying for the residence as a practitioner.

Please submit nominations to us as soon as possible. We will contact your nominee(s) and suggest that he, she or they apply; but we also hope you will encourage your nominee to apply directly. Your nomination will become part of the applicant’s file, underscoring your recognition of this person’s important contributions to human rights activism. The deadline for nominations is November 30th, 2019, and for completed applications is December 30th, 2019

If you have any questions, you can reach us at (207) 859-5304 or at (please note that we will not accept nominations by phone). For more information, you can access our website; we call your attention to the frequently asked questions section to clarify terms and eligibility

Apply Now: Creative Climate Leadership USA
Applications are now open for the Creative Climate Leadership Training and Transformation Program (CCL) to be held March 8-14, 2020 at Biosphere 2 in Arizona – the first time CCL has been held in the US.

The application deadline is midnight, Thursday, January 9, 2020 Eastern Standard Time.

CCL was developed by the internationally recognized, London-based organization, Julie’s Bicycle and is presented in the US thanks to a collaboration of EcoArts Connections, the University of Arizona-Tucson, and the Colorado European Union Center of Excellence (CEUCE) based at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

CCL is designed for performing, visual, media, and other artists; cultural workers including producers, presenters, curators, administrators, funders, policy makers, and others; and those change makers working outside of the arts interested in using creative methodologies and collaboration to address climate and environmental challenges.  
CCL provides a week-long intensive residential program of leadership development, learning, and peer-to-peer knowledge exchange delivered through talks, workshops, guest speakers, group and peer-led activity, and new tools, based on 12 years of research and development. The intensive is followed by six months of mentorship, and inclusion in an ongoing international network of colleagues that supports ongoing action, learning and exchange.

Apply now:
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Tebere Arts Foundation announces Kampala International theatre Festival 

The United States Department of Art and Culture is looking to hire a Co-Director (Organizing and Organizational Development)
Click here to download a PDF of this description.

Between the Seas
 invites artists, thinkers, activists and scholars from around the world to submit their projects on the topic of Borders, Borderlands and Crossings to be presented at the 1927 space in Athens in 2020. Proposed works may include: work in development; visual arts; new plays/translations; scholarly research; lecture-performances; new literary work etc. Selected projects can be submitted either for a one-time presentation or for a week-long residency. Our goal is to create an independent hub of international exchange among thinkers and practitioners around the world, focused on process rather than results, thinking through some of the most pressing issues of our world from a variety of viewpoints and experiences.

International artists receive presentation space and accommodation. Find all the details and access the application form here. Deadline: Dec 15 2019. Questions? Contact:

Announcement of new course in applied theatre: arts, action, change
The University of Warwick, UK, is offering a new taught postgraduate degree: MA APPLIED THEATRE: ARTS, ACTION, CHANGE. With an emphasis on professional practice and development, the course addresses contemporary practice in applied theatre and socially engaged performance in national and international contexts. 

The programme is aimed at recent graduates, emerging practitioners and more established practitioners who want the opportunity to reflect, refresh and enhance their skills. Alongside opportunities to research and create applied and socially engaged performance projects, the degree also supports students to gain the skills necessary to enhance their profile, particularly in relation to funding, managing projects and collaborating with a range of partners. Students will work with leading researchers and practitioners in the field, and benefit from links to Associate 

Companies including: B Arts; C&T; Creative English; Cardboard Citizens; Common Wealth; Open Theatre; Rideout; Phosphoros Theatre; Tender Education and Arts; Warwick Arts
Centre Creative Learning.
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For enquiries please contact: