Cultural Domains:
UNESCO Priorities:
Funds Allocated:
US$ 98 252.00
Beneficiary countries:
Applicant:
ASSITEJ South Africa
Start date
Apr 2014
End date
Apr 2015

About the project:

The project aims at strengthening the capacities of theatre companies and bringing together professional artists and educators to foster the development of the theatre for young audiences sector in South Africa.


ASSITEJ South Africa is an NGO committed to promoting high quality theatre for young audiences in South Africa.

Expected results:

  • Strategies to foster collaborations between theatre practitioners and educators are developed to foster the development of the theatre for young audiences sector
  • The interactive online tool “Theatre4Youth” is further developed
  • Ten theatre companies are strengthened and ten original theatre productions and their corresponding educational material are produced

Results:

  • Fostered collaboration between theatre practitioners and educators for the development of the theatre for young audiences sector.
  • Developed the online tool “Theatre4Youth”.
  • Strengthened the capacities of ten theatre companies to produce ten original theatre creations.

Theatre4Youth - Bringing theatre closer to youth

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Project implementation period: 
2014 to 2015
About the project: 

The project aims at strengthening the capacities of theatre companies and bringing together professional artists and educators to foster the development of the theatre for young audiences sector in South Africa.


ASSITEJ South Africa is an NGO committed to promoting high quality theatre for young audiences in South Africa.

Beneficiary countries: 
South Africa
Country of applicant: 
South Africa
Cultural Domains: 
UNESCO Priorities: 
Funds allocated (in USD): 
USD98252.00
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Expected results:
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  • Strategies to foster collaborations between theatre practitioners and educators are developed to foster the development of the theatre for young audiences sector
  • The interactive online tool “Theatre4Youth” is further developed
  • Ten theatre companies are strengthened and ten original theatre productions and their corresponding educational material are produced
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Main activities:
Short Description: 
  • Holding meetings, workshops and networking events for 100 teachers and 75 cultural managers and artists from 20 theatre companies to advocate for the role of arts in education, identify the sector’s needs and determine strategies for collaborative work.
  • Increasing the number of registered members by developing and implementing a communication strategy that actively involves key stakeholders.
  • Identifying theatre companies to participate in capacity-building workshops on fundraising, management and marketing to ensure their sustainability.
  • Coaching these theater companies and to monitor their activities.
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How does this project contribute to the implementation of the 2005 Convention?
Short Description: 
  • Contributes to the strengthening of local cultural industries, namely the theatre for young audiences sector – by conducting capacity-building workshops for theatre companies, encouraging collaboration between theatre artists and the education sector and building the audience and the artists of the future, the project ensures the long-term sustainability of the performing arts sector.
  • Encourages and promotes understanding of the importance of the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions through educational programmes – by holding meetings and networking events for artists, cultural managers and educators, more informed strategies are developed in order to improve the quantity, quality and impact of cultural goods and services coming to schools.
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Organization: 
ASSITEJ South Africa
Family name: 
Elisabeth Hardi
Given name: 
Yvette
Position: 
Director
Year of application: 
2013
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Results: 
  • Fostered collaboration between theatre practitioners and educators for the development of the theatre for young audiences sector.
  • Developed the online tool “Theatre4Youth”.
  • Strengthened the capacities of ten theatre companies to produce ten original theatre creations.
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