Open Call: ASSITEJ Next Generation Programme 2022

Open Call: ASSITEJ Next Generation Programme 2022

 Deadline: 10 November 2021 (ny deadline)
 Helsingborg, Sweden
 17 – 22 May 2022

The Next Generation (NG) residency programme is an ASSITEJ initiative, designed to support artistic and cultural exchange and collaboration between international artists aged 36 years or below, interested in theatre for young audiences, at ASSITEJ events.

ASSITEJ Sweden and the Bibu Biennial invites 16 artists, critics, producers, researchers, from around the world to attend the Next Generation program at Bibu 17 – 22 May 2022.

For the 2022 Next Generation Residency we will work with ”Placemaking” as a theme.

Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Placemaking capitalizes on a local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential, with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness, and well-being. We want to turn the residency into a research project, of what this can mean to and how it relates to our work within performing arts for children and youth.

The NG residency program at AAG/Bibu will include:

  • Performances for children & young people from the festival program of Bibu.
  • Discussions, seminars and workshops.
  • A series of workshops and “Sharings” within the group of Next Generation participants
  • Networking with theatre practitioners from Sweden and from the global ASSITEJ community.
  • A meeting with the ASSITEJ Next Generation Network.

Bibu Biennial will provide:

  • Accommodation in double rooms for up to 6 nights (depending on travel schedules).
  • All registration, theatre tickets, seminars, and access to workshops.
  • Food and/or per diem.
  • Facilitation of the program.

Next Generation participants are expected to fundraise for their own travel to the festival. Applicants, who are accepted to the program may apply for a partial travel grant from Bibu and ASSITEJ.

As an inclusive program, Next Generation welcomes applications from disabled artists.