The German contribution to the Prague Quadrennial (PQ) 2019 has been cancelled due to the lack of support from the federal authorities responsible for foreign cultural policy.
The contribution to the PQ 2019 was meant to be a retrospective of the work of the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz from 1992 until 2017. A corresponding concept, which was developed by the Federation of Scenographers and the German Centre of the ITI, was submitted in Prague and a German participation registered.
"After months of negotiation with our government, after mobilizing members of the German parliament, after letters, emails, press articles, phone calls, and, also, after a wonderful time of preparation of a German contribution to the PQ 2019, we have to withdraw the German contribution to the regions and countries section", write Oliver Proske, Artistic Director of the planned project, and Thomas Engel, Director of the German ITI centre in their letter to the PQ. "We are extremely sorry and consider it as a shameful bad sign that Germany will not have a national presentation at the PQ in 2019, the year of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall."
From 16th - 17th June, the German Centre of the ITI organised its annual conference during the festival Theaterformen in Braunschweig. The overall discussion focused on diversity in theatre institutions facing a political climate in Germany and Europe that is increasingly "diametrically opposed to what we stand for", as ITI president Joachim Lux described the situation in his opening speech.
According to Lux, we should "openly and even more aggressively stand up for dialogue and cosmopolitanism as the core of our work, and for the importance and artistic productivity of internationality". Referring to Hannah Arendt's statement that refugees are the avant-garde of their peoples and her conclusion of the transit existence as the future form of everyone’s life, the Leipzig-based theatre scholar Günther Heeg pleaded for a transcultural theatre in the symposium’s closing lecture.
The general assembly of the ITI confirmed the previous vice president Bettina Sluzalek (dramaturge, Berlin) in office as well as the previous board members Matthias Gehrt (Theater Krefeld-Mönchengladbach), Barbara Kastner (dramaturge and project manager, Krefeld), Holger Schultze (Theater Heidelberg), Tobias Veit (Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin), Jörg Vorhaben (Staatstheater Mainz) and Karen Witthuhn (Transfiction, Hamburg).
Martine Dennewald (Theaterformen Braunschweig and Hannover), Jan Linders (Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe) and Barbara Mundel (Ruhrtriennale) were newly elected onto the board.
In Warsaw on 12 and 13 October 2018, artists, artistic directors and festival curators will discuss the topic of mobility in the arts, with theatre scholars and culture journalists, focusing on Eastern, Central Eastern and Southeastern Europe.
Jointly organized by the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute in Warsaw and the German Centre of the International Theatre Institute in cooperation with On the move and ENICPA, the International Conference "Mobility of Aesthetics" offers young researchers* in particular the opportunity to present their research on the topic.
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What do artists and cultural actors have to consider when they entering and staying in Germany? What do the tax regulations say? What regulations are there for health and social insurance? How do professional equipment, works of art or work materials come through customs?
The Portal has been providing the appropriate answers to these and other important questions for many years to the cultural workers involved in the exchange. In order to make it easier for artists and cultural professionals from Turkey to arrive in Germany, this information is now also available in Turkish. www.touring-artists.info
Für den Erhalt des Berliner Theatererbes ist die enge Zusammenarbeit von Politik, Theaterpraxis und Gedächtnisinstitutionen in der Stadt unerlässlich.
Der Runde Tisch der Berliner Theaterarchive hat dazu – unter Mitwirkung des deutschen ITI-Zentrums - eine Strategie erarbeitet und als Vorschlag zum weiteren Vorgehen an die Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa übermittelt. Ausführliches auf den Seiten des Runden Tisches der Berliner Theaterarchive.
Für unser Team, das im Kunstquartier Bethanien im Berliner Bezirk Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain arbeitet, suchen wir zum 1. November 2018 eine*n Sachbearbeiter*in für Verwaltung und Finanzen.
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Bewerbungen mit den üblichen Unterlagen sind bis zum 30. August 2018 erbeten.
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International partners in Egypt, Bulgaria, Georgia and Croatia, in Morocco, Moldova and Slovenia cooperate with independent theatre groups, production houses, theatres and artists' collectives from the German-speaking world to realize a joint artistic work over the next two years. Further information on the jury decision can be found here