ITI - Germany
German Centre Of The International Theatre Institute
  • European Balconies Project launched. ITI Germany was co-organizer of the event at art center Kunstquartier Bethanien in Berlin-Kreuzberg | Foto: M. Wittenbecher

  • Compagnie ERRATICA / Patrick Eakin Young, London | „Remnants“ („Überreste“), Musiktheater | © euro-scene Leipzig 2018 | Foto: Richard Hubert-Smith, London

  • Gründung des ITI-Weltverbandes, Prag 1948

  • Pierre Rigal / Compagnie dernière minute, Toulouse | „Scandale“ („Stolperfallen“), Tanzstück | © euro-scene Leipzig 2018 | Foto: Pierre Grosbois, Paris

  • Nono Battesti / Compagnie Dessources, Brüssel | „Double“ („Doppelt“), Tanzstück | © euro-scene Leipzig 2018 | Foto: Benjamin Struehlens, Walloon Brabant

  • Philipp Hochmair als Kafkas Glückssuchender Karl Roßmann beim Internationalen Monodrama Festival THESPIS (Foto: Rüdiger Schall)

  • Das ITI-Zentrum Zyperns ist Mitveranstalter des „2019 International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama“. (Foto: Cyprus Centre of the International Theatre Institute)

  • ITI-Mitglied Peter Krüger zeigt in Inguschetien die Ausstellung "Bertolt Brecht - An die Nachgeborenen" (Foto: Lolita Gagieva).

Save our theatre archives!

Read Helma Nehrlich’s overview (in German)

The editor of ‚kunst und kultur‘ states that there is a lot of work on remembering to do. She followed the actions of the roundtable of the Berlin based theatre archives (Runden Tisch Berliner Theaterarchive), interviewed Thilo Wittenbecher, head of MIME at ITI ( Interview ) and summarizes the current cultural policy situation as regards the preservation of theatre archives today (Berliner Strategie).

Theatre Award ‚Theaterpreis des Bundes‘ 2019

Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Monika Grütters, tenders this federal theatre award for the third time.

The call for proposals is open to all small and middle-sized theatres and cultural centres throughout Germany that run a continuous artistic programme all year round. For the first time the call also includes theatres without an ensemble. For further information and the application form please follow this link (all info in German)

The application deadline is Feb. 15th 2019, the award ceremony will probably take place in June 2019

International Workshop for Translators

Deadline for applications: 31st of Jan. 2019

Every year from May to June the International Theatre Institute (ITI) together with the festival Mülheimer Theatertage invites translators to a workshop in Mülheim an der Ruhr. The invitation goes to professional translators who have good working relations to their local theatre scene and translate into German. The next workshop takes place from May 18th to June 2nd 2019. Please find further information here.


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 was launched with press conferences in Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Dresden and Berlin on 9 November and 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 the nationwide demonstration of art and culture in May 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


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Refugees Welcome: Information service for new Berliners (Kopie 1)

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)


International cooperations

Since 2013 the programme Change of Scene has been supporting international cooperations between a theatre or independent group in a German speaking country (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and a partner in either Eastern Europe or Northern Africa. The aim of the funding is to develop a new joint artistic project in the performing arts. In the frame of its six calls for proposals the programme was able to fund nearly 60 projects with up to 15.000 Euro each. Please find a list of current projects here

For the conclusion of the programme a festival and network meeting will take place in Hamburg next year. Please save the date: 16th to 18th of May 16 2019.

For current dates and further information please also go to the project site

Mime Centrum Berlin

The MCB, a permanent project of the German ITI centre, is an open place of production, training, cooperation and international exchange. Our  media library offers access to an extensive documentation on dance and theater, theatre training and cultural education from Germany and abroad. We are hosting also the archive of  Music Theatre Now. The videos are accessible free of costs via 6 viewing stations. Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10.00-17.00, Tue: 10.00 - 20.00. MCB offers also dayly training in body movement  more

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