ASSITEJ International has two types of Networks:
- International Professional Networks, networks of organisations and individuals working across international borders on a particular shared theme or mission – full members of ASSITEJ International with full constitutional rights;
- Regional Networks, clusters of ASSITEJ National Centres that collaborate within a particular global region, geographical, or linguistic context. These are not members of ASSITEJ International in themselves, but contain members.
International Professional Networks
Professional Networks bring together theatre companies, organisations, or persons across cultural, linguistic, national, and other divides, because of a shared interest or need related to the field of theatre and performing arts for children and young people.
The Professional Networks are official members of ASSITEJ International with full constitutional rights.
Currently, the networks include the International Inclusive Arts Network (IIAN), the International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network (ITYARN), the Small Size Network, Write Local. Play Global. (WLPG), and the Young Dance Network.
The Next Generation Network is not a member of ASSITEJ International but exists
as a project of ASSITEJ International as well as an informal network of alumni.
ASSITEJ International actively encourages the formation of Professional Networks to support activities in the field of theatre and performing arts for children and young people. In Professional Networks, membership is based upon a particular area of specialisation in the field. Professional Networks could include Networks of, for example, actors, directors, scenographers, or art critics in theatre and performing arts for children and young people. Networks may also grow around a theme or idea, such as puppetry for young audiences, theatre and performing arts for teenagers, or theatre and performing arts in schools.