International Federation for Theatre Research

Mezinárodní federace
pro divadelní výzkum

Federation Internationale
pour la Recherche Théâtrale


Association Divadelná Nitra, Slovakia together with its partners Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute, Poland; Trafó – House of Contemporary Arts, Hungary; Arts and Theatre Institute, Czech Republic; Visual and Performing Arts Centre ART CORPORATION, Belarus; Center for Cultural Projects Azart, Moldova; announce an open call for young theatre critics from VISEGRAD GROUP – Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic and Poland to take part in the V4@THEATRE CRITICS RESIDENCY 2020.

V4@THEATRE CRITICS RESIDENCY enables participants to watch and discuss performances of the 29th edition of the International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra – Territory Ethos under the leadership of international lector, to meet theatre professionals from Europe, and to take part in debates with artists, critics who are attending the festival. The workshop will be led by the significant German theatre critic Stefan Tigges for the second time.

7-days creative residency will held from 24th September to 1st October 2020 at the International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra 2020. It offers up-and-coming young theatre professionals aged 35 or under a platform for in-depth exchange about contemporary performing arts. The workshop is run in English.

By combining analytical seminars reflecting on the main festival programme with the critics and active participation at meetings with artists, the project offers fertile soil for open discussion, whose ambition is to transcend the context of the festival and tie into the broader socio‑political framework.

The project partners will nominate 4 – 6 applicants from each eligible country (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland) to the main organizer based on the selection criteria below. The Association Divadelná Nitra will select and will announce a maximum of 20 participants. The rest of nominated applicants will be substitutions.

The organizer, Association Divadelná Nitra, reserves rights to implement changes of the project according to a situation.

Apply until 6th August 2020.

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