Since 1972, the German Centre of the ITI and the Goethe-Institut have been running an internship programme for young theatre practitioners from abroad (normally not older than 40 years).
The programme applies to directors, dramaturges, set designers, choreographers, or assistants in these areas of theatre (including theatres for young audiences and music theatre), not to critics, theatre scholars or students.
The stipendiaries are placed with theatres in Germany and learn about the planning and rehearsal process of at least one production. They will also be given the opportunity to watch performances at other theatres in Germany. The internship lasts up to three months, a monthly stipend to cover housing and living expenses is provided as well as accident and health insurance.
Application requirements / where to apply:
Good command of the German language is an essential prerequisite (exception: internship in Dance), since the stipendiaries should be able to follow the rehearsal process and communicate effectively with their German colleagues. It is desirable that the participants in the programme return to their home countries as multipliers of the knowledge and experience gained in Germany and also that they submit a report (in German) at the end of their internship evaluating the experiences made and the knowledge gained at the host theatre.
Detailed information and application forms may be requested from the German centre of the ITI or the Goethe-Institut - either from the local branch or the central in Munich, Germany.
The decision-making process is in close coordination between Goethe-Institut and ITI, the latter being responsible for sending the official (visa)invitation and arranging the internship in accordance with the applicant's profile and, if possible, preferences.
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