‘Next Generation’ Placements
ASSITEJ International facilitates ‘Next Generation’ Placements that provide younger / emerging theatre artists, producers, and administrators with unique opportunities for international mobility within the Theatre & Performing Arts for Children & Young People (TYA) field.
Through these placements, younger / emerging practitioners with an interest and / or experience in TYA have the opportunity to share experiences, learn, and work with practitioners in a country different to their own within the framework of a placement provided by a host such as in the context of a festival, seminar, workshop, forum, production, etc.
These opportunities vary widely in their context, role, and duration, depending on the opportunities that ASSITEJ members have available and choose to advertise. However, they all are focused on encouraging contact, exchange, and collaboration between emerging and experienced practitioners.
Any person aged between 18 and 35 years old with an interest in TYA may apply for a placement through this programme and may apply to ASSITEJ International for limited financial support.
All placement opportunities are distributed via email to ASSITEJ International members. Please subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date on the latest placement opportunities.
If you are a TYA practitioner or organisation, and want to let us know about an upcoming placement opportunity, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
Every ‘Next Generation’ Placement is a unique opportunity – no two offers are ever the same. This quality makes the programme exciting, even unpredictable in its impact. Feedback from previous participants demonstrates that the opportunities provided have proved exceptional.
Mentorship and support to a generation of young and emerging talent are at the core of the programme. Creating a bond between younger, emerging practitioners and experienced, established theatre-makers is invaluable for ASSITEJ International and the worldwide TYA community.
Companies, centres, networks, festivals, or associations may offer placements. They may include participation in festivals, seminars, forums, workshops, productions, or any other project within the Theatre & Performing Arts for Children & Young People (TYA) field. Placements will typically allow younger and emerging practitioners to have experience in areas such as acting, directing, production, playwriting, design, administration, or any other TYA-related projects. The placements should take place in a country other than the participant’s own.
Each placement offer may be for one or more people. The length and other conditions of the placement may vary. The placement may or may not include an offer for accommodation, financial support, and / or meals. Each offer should be made with a detailed description of the activities involved and the placement conditions.
Add A Placement Opportunity
If you’re preparing a festival, planning new projects, or want to open the doors of your theatre / organisation / team, we invite you to submit your placement offer.
Offers are accepted throughout the year with a rolling deadline.
Please note that your listing may not be published immediately. ASSITEJ International reserves the right to publish or not the contributions added. If the form is not displaying correctly, please click here. If you cannot submit your placement opportunity using the form provided, have any questions, or wish to make corrections to a published listing, please get in touch with us.