CROSSROADS – International perspectives on culture, art and society

From 8 to 10 February 2018, the CROSSROADS event will take place in Basel and Geneva. It comprises a multi-disciplinary arts programme, a conference organised by the Knowledge-Learning-Culture Division of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), and theme-based panel discussions. Find the full programm at prohelvetia.ch. Continue reading CROSSROADS – International perspectives on culture, art and society

Change of Scene: New Call for Proposals

The Robert Bosch Foundation and the German Centre of the ITI are looking for cooperative projects that address prevailing social themes and change, and manifest them in a joint artistic response. This last call for proposals is directed at city and state theaters as well as independent companies from the German-speaking realm (Germany, Austria or Switzerland) who wish to develop a new artistic project with a partner from North Africa or Eastern Europe. Continue reading Change of Scene: New Call for Proposals

Competition for the Swiss contribution, Prague Quadrennial 2019

Pro Helvetia invites scenographers, visual artists, designers, architects and other practitioners from the field of performance design to participate in a competition for the Swiss contribution to the «Exhibition of Countries and Regions» of the 14th edition of the Prague Quadrennial (Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space).

The Swiss contribution, preferably the result of the work by a transdisciplinary team, represents a relevant and topical input for the international discourse on scenography (performance design) and for the practice of scenography in Switzerland. It places emphasis on scenography regarded as a constitutive and determining principle rather than as an element at the service of dramaturgy, staging or of a concept.

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International Playwrights’ Forum (IPF)

Readings of the winners of the IPF “International 10 Minutes Plays Competition“

“The Stage is our Nature“

In 2016 IPF has launched a multicultural short play competition around the globe. All plays are dealing with the issue of individual responsibility in the context of environ- mental protection.

An additional mentoring program started after the announcement of the five winning plays and lasted until the end of the year 2016, depending on the needs of the play- wrights.

The readings are directed by Matthias Gehrt and rehearsed with students of the Uni- versity of Segovia.

Some of the playwrights are attending the readings. An open discussion will complete the presentation of the winning plays.

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