The societal changes of the past few years and recent revolutions have had a significant impact on the countries of Eastern Europe and North Africa. This is especially apparent in view of contemporary theatre. Being part of the controversy on the social and political upheavals of the past and present new aesthetics are being developed and theatre discourses pushed.
The funding programme aims to stimulate and establish lasting international partnerships between two countries. Between 2013 and 2018 there were six calls for proposals for theatres and independent theatre groups from the areas of drama, dance, music theatre, puppet theatre and performance in the German-speaking region (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) who are interested in collaborating with partners from North Africa or Eastern Europe.
The last call closed on Feb. 15th 2018. For the conclusion of the programme the International Theatre Institute will organise a network meeting and festival from May 16 to 18 2019 in Hamburg. Further info coming soon.