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National / International Theatre Practitioner – Tender Specification 

The Theatre & Peacebuilding Academy based at the Playhouse Derry-Londonderry Northern Ireland is seeking to appoint two Resident National / International Socially Engaged Theatre Practitioners who will each deliver a 1 x 3-week scoping (research & development) study and 1 x 6 month (minimum) residency which culminates in a multi-media theatre performance involving a minimum of seven community participants.

The Playhouse in partnership with Holywell Trust, Thomas D’Arcy McGee Foundation and Queens University Belfast received significant funding from the EU Peace IV to deliver theTheatre and Peacebuilding Academy starting January 2018 – June 2020. The 2.5 year project will be delivered in locations throughout Northern Ireland and the Border Counties.

The Theatre Peace Building Academy draws from this previous work and will programme national / international theatre artists with significant experience of using arts activity in areas of conflict & post conflict to promote healing and reconciliation.

Project Base:                     The Playhouse, Derry-Londonderry
Location:                             Northern Ireland & the Border Counties of Ireland
Timescale:                          Each appointed Theatre Practitioners scoping study (3-weeks) and residencies (6-months) will be a minimum of 6 months 3      weeks. They must be completed by April 2020

Application Process:      The application process is a three staged process.

Fee per appointment:                   Theatre Practitioner = €26,000 – €35,200 

Tender information, including the application please follow:

Tender Deadline: 1pm GMT, 5th June 2019
Interviews (shortlisted candidates): 13th June 2019
Appointment will be subject to eligibility to work in the UK.


Early Bird Tickets International Community Arts Festival 

You can now register for an early bird ticket for ICAF 2020. This edition, themed VISION, is bringing together artists from Australia, Pakistan, China, India, Portugal, Mexico, Honduras, Morocco, Cyprus, Greece, Poland, USA, and many more. In the eccentric city of Rotterdam they will show the potential of art to surprise, inspire and connect people across borders, cultures and languages. Go to theticket page for information on the festival packages & special discount and send an e-mail to info@icafrotterdam.comto book your early bird ticket. Looking for information on places to stay and how to get around in Rotterdam? We are here to help you. In the coming weeks, we will share all the visitor informationyou need to know to have the most comfortable festival experience possible.

Future creative cities – Why culture is a smart investment for cities

New Eurocities – KEA report reflecting on innovative local cultural policies and setting out a vision for the future of cultural and creative place-making in cities and regions.
This report takes stock of the experience of Culture for Cities and Regions, a €1M initiative funded by the Creative Europe programme between 2015 and 2017. 150 cities and regions took part in the three-year programme of peer-learning activities.
Our report presents concrete examples aiming to tackle key cultural challenges at local level. These include: facing the demographic challenge; empowering audience; and developing better partnerships between local administrations and cultural and creative spaces.
While investment in culture is perceived as inherently risky, Culture for Cities and Regions debunked that myth, building ample evidence that investing in culture pays off.
To make cultural investment work in cities, we put forward the following recommendations:

  • Set out a bold vision for culture in your city
  • Understand your cultural resources
  • Value your cultural workers
  • Think in terms of innovation (R&D&I) for culture
  • Help cultural workers to get organised locally
  • Encourage accidental encounters for innovation in the CCS
  • Identify ‘linking pins’ or ‘creative mediators’
  • Monitor and evaluate: document impacts of culture on the wider society and economy

You can read the full report here.

For more information, contact Arthur Le Gall:

American Dance Abroad–Pitchbook: Volume VI OPEN for Submissions through June 24 

American Dance Abroad’s biannual Pitchbookis a print and digital publication that promotes new projects by U.S. dance artists to international dance programmers. The print edition is distributed at networking conferences and gatherings such as Performing Arts Market Seoul, China Shanghai International Arts Festival Performing Arts Fair and more! The digital edition is available for download from the ADA website and is distributed to hundreds of international programmer colleagues through ADA’s newsletter.

American Dance Abroad will select approximately 10 projects that have premiered after September 1, 2018 or will premiere before September 30, 2020, in this sixth edition of Pitchbook. The cost to submit is $30; there is no additional publication fee for selected projects. 
Browse past issues, learn more about the benefits of being included in Pitchbook, and read our “Frequently Asked Questions”: Learn more. 

Important Dates to Note: 
June 24: Deadline for Pitchbooksubmissions (there will be NO extensions
July 12: Pitchbook applicants notified of results 
August 12: Deadline for materials to be submitted by selected Pitchbook artists 
September 2: Publication date for digital edition of Pitchbook (subject to change) 
September 30: Publication date for print edition of Pitchbook (subject to change) 

If selected for Pitchbook: Volume VI, you will be asked to submit (by August 12): 

Project title 
Two photos (high-resolution/300dpi; one vertical, one horizontal) 
Company logo (high-resolution/300dpi)
Five-minute video pitch about new work being proposed 
Premiere date/location 
Titles of other pieces the work will be presented with 
Type of support being sought 
Other pertinent information 

*Please do not submit if you will be unable to provide these items. If you are unclear about any of these points, please visit our FAQ page. 

Submit Now


WHAT: 4 full days of wellness and creative workshops, safe space for reflection, sharing and healing, peer learning, mindfulness practices, light sport activities and relaxation designed for cultural managers and arts / cultural professionals who have experienced a burnout, exhaustion, permanent tiredness
WHEN: 8 – 13 July 2019 (8th and 13th are travel days)
WHERE: MAKAK Bed and Breakfast, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis but no later than 31 May 2019.


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Critical Stages/Scènes Critiques is available online to the reader without financial, legal or technical barriers. Ιt is a peer-reviewed journal fully committed to the Open Access Initiative. It  offers a platform for debate and exploration of a wide range of theatre and performance art manifestations from all over the world. Our aim is to make our readers feel that Critical Stages/Scènes Critiques is their “local” journal with a global reach. 

Are you bankable as a cultural entrepreneur?

How is the funding of the cultural and creative sectors perceived by financial institutions? Do you speak the banking language? After a few months delivering workshops to banks, KEA is proposing 10 take-away to help cultural and creative entrepreneurs.

Border Crossings: Book Tickets for Moving-Image Masterpieces

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