We can’t meet? Let’s join!
This May many members would have met at the 20th ASSITEJ World Congress in Tokyo. Due to COVID-19, this will not happen. As a response to this, ASSITEJ will facilitate a number of online meetings for the sector. In a time where many colleagues around the world are isolated, it has a great value to meet online. These meetings are open to all members of ASSITEJ national centres, networks and individual members, as well as to interested TYA artists.
We want to start by hosting regional meetings where we can connect in smaller groupings in the period between 20 May – 2 June. Each region will meet twice. The first meeting will be to connect and find out how everyone is doing, what they are experiencing, and what challenges and concerns they have at this time. A week later, our second regional meeting will be curated around a question, direction, or potential project that is suggested coming out of the first meeting. Some translation will be provided for of both these meetings.
The EC will then collate these responses and start to see how we might connect regions or themes together. We intend to curate further meetings, open to anyone who is interested, which will take forward the themes and needs that have been brought up in the regional meetings.
Given that ASSITEJ cannot meet physically in 2020, we intend to meet virtually on a regular basis, and to pursue our artistic practice and conversations together. We look forward to meeting you.
Countries with restricted access to the Coffee Sessions
The platform for the meetings is Zoom. Unfortunately, Zoom does not allow access for persons in the US government’s list of sanctioned countries.
One way to access the coffee sessions from these countries is by using a VPN.
ASSITEJ apologize for this inconvenience. Please contact us for questions: sg@assitej-international.
Restricted countries or regions
- Central African Republic
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- North Korea
- Pakistan (Zoom Phone)
- Sudan and Darfur
- South Sudan
- Syria Sanctions
- Ukraine (Crimea Region)
- United Arab Emirates (UAE) – see note