The Federal Republic of Germany Centre of the International Theatre Institute e.V. is a section of the International Theatre Institute. It is made up of personal and corporate members and as a non-profit association receives public funding for its projects in Germany. The office is located in Berlin.
As an interest group and information centre for the performing arts, we are committed to their free development and the preservation of the diversity of their forms of expression.
We promote international cooperation between artists and advocate for their rights in national and international initiatives, associations and committees.
In our work, we initiate and accompany dialogue between scholarly research and practice in the performing arts. Our information portals, publications and the media library provide public access to this knowledge.
Theatre artists and representatives of associations and institutions from all areas of the performing arts are involved In our network.
We represent the ITI world organisation at UNESCO in the Intergovernmental Committee for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
The ITI centre Germany provides and organises advisory services, festivals, symposiums and professional meetings, publications on the performing arts in national and international contexts, and work in national and international committees.
The ITI centre Germany organises one of the largest international festivals of the performing arts in the Federal Republic of Germany, Theater der Welt.
The ITI centre Germany develops its own projects in the fields of theatre and dance, cultural education, cultural heritage, the culture and creative industries, and is also an information and documentation centre for the performing arts in Germany.
The ITI centre Germany
# is a member of the Informal European Theatre Meeting (IETM), the European Network of Information Centres for the Performing Arts (ENICPA), of On the Move, the network for artist mobility and a cooperation partner of Artists at Risk Connection.
# coordinates ITI Action Committee for Artists Rights (ACAR).
# represents the ITI world organisation in the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
# is a member of the German Cultural Council/Council for the Performing Arts and Dance, the Federal Coalition for Cultural Diversity, the Network for Cultural Education and Integration, the Performing Arts Fund, the Dramaturgical Society and the Federal Association of Theatre Collections in Germany (TheSiD).
The Federal German section of the ITI has existed since 1955, the Federal Republic has been a member of the ITI world organisation since 1957. In 1991, it merged with the DDR centre, which was founded in 1959. Over 200 artists, theatre professionals and institutions from all the areas of ther performing arts are members of the Federal Republic of Germany Centre of the International Theatre Institute e.V