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Logo_FriendsFriends of ASSITEJ is an opportunity for members (individuals,$1 companies, national centres, networks etc.) and supporters to contribute to building the next generation of Theatre for Young Audiences practitioners, by contributing on a once-off or annual basis to the ASSITEJ Next Generation Programme. This programme allows an emerging artist to access an international exchange and development activity such as participation in a festival, seminar, forum, workshop or other project in another country. Support offered by the Friends will contribute towards travel costs for participants.

ASSITEJ has pledged 2000 USD (4 x 500 USD) partial sponsorships to be used for supporting this programme in 2013-2014, and any additional funds raised through Friends of ASSITEJ will be used to increase the number of partial sponsorships available to those who apply.

In the future, the EC will determine the level of sponsorship that can be applied to this programme from their budget, but Friends of ASSITEJ will supplement this budget to ensure that more emerging artists have access to international exchange and professional development.

Levels of Friends of ASSITEJ

There are currently three levels of giving in Friends of ASSITEJ: Bronze, Silver and Gold. We propose including a Platinum level of giving, and rebranding what these levels imply.

Bronze level:100 USD; Partial placement
Silver level: 250 USD; Half placement
Gold level: 500 USD; Full placement
Platinum level: 500 USD over three years or 1500 USD; 3 placements

Acknowledgement of Friends of ASSITEJ

All Friends of ASSITEJ will be publicly acknowledged and thanked as part of the Awards Ceremony at the World Congress, where they will be announced and will receive their specially designed pin and a certificate of appreciation, signed by Next Generation participants and the President of ASSITEJ, if they are in attendance.

At each International Meeting, there will be an opportunity after the first meeting of the Next Generation placement programme, for Friends of ASSITEJ to meet with the new Next Generation participants, and with others who have been on individual placements over the course of the year. This will give Next Generation participants an opportunity to meet those who have been interested in sponsoring the programme, to meet others who have benefitted from individual placements, and for networking and supportive relationships to be created, should these be desirable for either the Friends of ASSITEJ or the Next Generation participants.

All Gold and Platinum Friends of ASSITEJ will be recognised as a sponsor of the Next Generation Programme as a listing on the website (ongoing) and in the annual magazine, if they so choose.

Should persons giving at the Bronze or Silver level, choose to do so over several years, once they reach the Gold level of giving, their status will be upgraded to Gold, and they will then be acknowledged in the ongoing list of sponsors on the website, and in the annual magazine for that year.

Friends of ASSITEJ may remain anonymous should they so desire, and are under no obligation to attend the above-mentioned events.

Friends of ASSITEJ will also be sent reports by the Next Generation on the success of the projects or experiences they have enjoyed during the period of giving.

Hosts of Individual Placements for Next Generation will also be obliged to acknowledge the Friends of ASSITEJ in some way – through the media, or through a public event during their activity.

Legacy of Friends of ASSITEJ

We are deeply grateful for the generous support of these Friends of ASSITEJ.

GOLD (life – 500 USD)

SILVER (for 3 years – 250 USD)
Sameer Khoury, Israel

BRONZE (1 year – 100 USD)

Peter Westphal, Denmark
Warsaw,$1 October 3-14,$1 2015 

During the Festival several dozen events will take place:

  • shows presented by Polish and foreign theatres,$1
  • presentations of performances by children and young people,
  • happenings,
  • artistic installations,
  • workshops and creative games,
  • meetings with the theatre people,
  • inclusive artistic activities.

All the events, prepared with the participation of educators and creators are aimed at children and young people, while the subjects dealt with in the performances are carefully chosen in regard to the age of the spectators.

The KORCZAK Festival presents different theatrical genres, forms and techniques and introduces valuable new issues and trends in the contemporary theatre for children and young people. It builds up a space in which young spectators, in participation with their grown-up guides acquire knowledge about the art of theatre, develop the need of engaging in cultural events, and make an attempt to act creatively.

On its agenda, the Festival has theatrical events for very young children, toddlers and even babies, and their parents. And also for all those people who are interested in this latest tendency, rapidly gaining serious attention.

As regards foreign theatres which have been invited to the Festival there is no language barrier! The shows are selected in such a way, and their presentation and translation arranged so that language is not an obstacle.

The Polish Centre of ASSITEJ, the organizer of the Festival, is inviting you all to the Powszechny Theatre – the base of important Festival events.


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