ITI - Germany
German Centre Of The International Theatre Institute
  • Jury Award für deutschen PQ-Beitrag zu Bühnenbildner Bert Neumann (Foto: PQ)

  • Für das ITI nahm Felix Sodemann den Special Award der Prager Quadriennale 2019 entgegen. (Foto: David Kumermann)

  • Im Theater Gera hat Kulturstaatsministerin Monika Grütters jetzt den 3. Theaterpreis des Bundes verliehen | © Eva Radünzel

  • Music Theatre Now Gewinner*in 2018: AQUASONIC (Foto: Ambra Vernucci)

  • Prager Quadriennale | Instandsetzung der Zirkuswagen | Foto: Martin Breine

  • Den Veränderungsdruck, der auf Theatern lastet, erörterte die Fachtagung zum Theaterpreis des Bundes 2019 in Gera. | © Eva Radünzel

  • Eröffnung XCHANGES Kampnagel Hamburg, Showcase Beat le Mot, Mai 2019 (Foto: Mathias Thurm)

  • Prager Quadriennale | Instandsetzung der Zirkuswagen | Foto: Martin Breine

  • Music Theatre Now Gewinner*in 2018: MITRA (Foto: Bernard Coutant)

  • Uraufführung von „Jin Jiyan – Der Aufbruch“ von Anina Jendreyko am Theater Krefeld-Mönchengladbach (April 2019), Foto: Matthias Stutte

  • Music Theatre Now Gewinner*in 2018: FALLING AWAKE (Foto: Alexander Banck-Petersen)

  • Die Mediathek des ITI mit über 8500 Titeln. | Foto: Maxim Wittenbecher

  • Das ITI ist engagiert bei "Die Vielen"

ITI Annual Conference

The ITI annual conference will take place on 22nd June 2019 in Cologne, as part of the africologne festival.

More information and also practical information here.

africologneDIALOGFORUM - ITI annual conference

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The political relations between Europe and Africa are still determined by post-colonial structures. The question of power has been discussed increasingly in the last years, but the North-South gradient is still causing differential in the distribution of power and resources and by this reiterating the question of equal opportunities. What conditions are needed for cooperation to succeed on an equal basis? What kind of space will be given to new aesthetics and narratives and who is creating them? Where are the new perspectives of artistic cooperation?  read more

German contribution to the Prague Quadriennale honours stage designer of the Volksbühne Berlin

The German contribution to this year's Prague Quadriennal, the world's largest platform for scenography, is dedicated to Bert Neumann.

From 05 to 16 June, the style-shaping work of the artist, stage and costume designer will be presented in Prague. Michelle Müntefering, Minister of State for International Cultural Policy at the German Federal Foreign Office, said in Berlin: "The Prague Quadriennal has a long tradition. I am therefore delighted that it has been possible to secure the funding for the German contribution through a joint effort by the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Goethe-Institut, the Federal State of Berlin and the German Theatre and Orchestra Association". The International Theatre Institute is the producer of the project and cooperates with the Association of Scenographers (Bund der Szenografen) and the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts. The PQ has taken place every four years since 1967 and in its last edition in 2015 welcomed over 180,000 visitors.

Please read the complete press release (in German)  here and find the overall programme here

 PDF Cataloguetext PQ

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Translating theatre - International Workshop Mülheim 2019

Participants are confirmed

Ten internationally renowned translators will be invited by the German ITI-centre together with the Mülheim's theatre days NRW "Stücke 2019" and the Goethe-institute. They will participate in an 8-day-meeting in Mühlheim in early summer 2019.

The participants are professional drama translators that interpret from German into their mother tongue:

Turkey: Dilek Altuntaş
Spain/ Catalunya: Eduard Bartoll Teixidor
Ukraine: Larysa Fedorenko
Spain: Elba Lopéz Oelzer
Finland: Jukka-Pekka Pajunen
Iran: Donya M. Rad
USA: Marc Silberman
Portugal: Helena Topa
Brasil: Luciana Dabdab Waquil
Russia: Tatjana Zborovskaya

Further information:  here


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Solidarity over privilege. It’s about all of us. Freedom for the Arts!

DIE VIELEN e.V. / THE ASSOCIATION OF THE MANY aims and charitable purpose is the promotion of an international mind set, tolerance in all areas concerning culture and public education. A nationwide campaign led to 18 regional declarations of THE MANY an more than 2.00 supporting arts- and culture institution. The campaign focuses on the self-activation of networks in culture in order to become active against discrimination and for artistic freedom.

Joint actions, events and discussions are planned, such as nationwide demonstrations of art and culture on May 19, 2019 together with other civil society groups.

The  BERLIN DECLARATION OF THE MANY is part of the campaign which was also  signed by ITI Germany. Individuals can support the declaration and express their attachment to the campaign via the  website

Refugees Welcome: Information service for new Berliners

Over the last years numerous artists and cultural professionals have come from crisis-hit countries to Berlin. The information portal touring artists has expanded its services with tailor made information for these artists and provides information on topics such as setting up business as a freelancer, applying for work permits, taxation, social security and many others.

It is possible to book an individual counselling session specifically about the working situation in Berlin. German cultural institutions collaborating with artists who recently arrived here can also use the services. 

Press release (German)

ITI publishes information on the status of artists in Europe

Artists from, e.g., Germany who would like to get information on production possibilities and contact persons in, e.g., Belgium, Bulgaria or Spain, will gain easier access to this information in the future. The ITI Germany following an initiative of the European Secretariat of German Culture NGOs has published information on the status of artists and the support of the performing arts in Europe.

The collection is a cooperation project with the European Network of Information Centres for the Performing Arts ( ENICPA) and national organisations of the performing arts in several European countries as well as the German Association of Independent Performing Arts ( Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste).  More...



Conference Reader: Mobility of Aesthetics

The Theatre Institute Warsaw (ZRTI) and the ITI Germany jointly invited 2018 to the International Conference: "Mobility of aesthetics" in Warsaw to discuss the implications of artist mobility.

The international performing arts network ENICPA and the National Gallery Zachęta were partners of the conference.

The conference reader can now be downloaded  PDF here.