- the international significance of the event the applicant wants to attend and what it will contribute to the development of the same field in the Czech Republic,
- the applicant’s work performance to that time,
- the applicant’s professional qualifications and capacity to share the knowledge acquired from the trip abroad with in the Czech Republic (the practical application of experiences acquired abroad – for example, in the form of scholarly publications, curator training, etc.),
- what the event has to contribute to the work of the ATI.
The Committee for Short-Term Mobility is the advisory body of the ATI’s director and the head of the International Cooperation Department. It makes decisions on the selection procedure for supporting international contacts in the professional arts. It evaluates projects, presentations, events, study stays, exchanges, conferences, and other projects of international cooperation. The committee meets twice a year.
The committee evaluates and assesses
Martina Pecková Černá
Martina Pecková Černá is a theatre arts scholar, a translator, and a cultural manager. Her professional interests include contemporary drama, especially German- and Spanish-language drama, and contemporary Czech theatre. She is the Secretary General of the Czech Centre of the International Theatre Institute. Since 2010 she has been the head of the International Cooperation Department at the Arts and Theatre Institute in Prague.
Viktor Debnár is a cultural manager and editor. He has been working at the ATI since 2005 and since 2003 has been collaborating with Libri Prohibiti Library dedicated to samizdat and exile literature. He co-authored Prague’s successful application to be designated a UNESCO City of Literature (2013/2014). He is a member of the Czech Ministry of Culture’s expert select committee for supporting projects in the field of literature (2017–2020) and sits on the Council of the Czech Ministry of Culture’s for its Arts Festivals Programme (2017–2020). In the past he was a member of the Dramaturgical Council of the Czech Centres overseeing the field of literature (2013–2016) and he sat on the jury for the Czech State Award for Literature (2015−2017). He participated in the ATI research project ‘Mapping the Cultural and Creative Industries in the Czech Republic’ (2011–2015).
Jana Návratová is a journalist, editor, and cultural manager, a curator of dance and movement theatre, and a yoga teacher. She has been working with the ATI since 1989 as the institute’s expert on dance and has led various projects dedicated to dance. She is the chair of the administrative board of the Dance Career Endowment Fund and is the chair of the professional organisation Vize tance.
Lenka Dohnalová is a musicologist and a project manager and she is the Arts Institute’s expert on classical music. Since 1993 she has been the Secretary of the non-profit Czech Music Council. She coordinated the annual Year of Czech Music projects in 2004 and 2014 and the Martinů Revisited project in 2009. Up to 2017 she organised the Czech Republic’s involvement in international fairs (MIDEM, WOMEX). She leads the ATI’s research projects on music and she is the editor and co-author of the promotional materials on Czech music that the ATI publishes for international readers.
Eva Žáková works for the ATI, where she has been the head of the Creative Europe Desk Czech Republic – Culture Office programme of the European Union since 2003 and the head of the Arts Institute department since 2005. She specialises in the cultural and creative industries (she was the main coordinator of the project Mapping the Cultural and Creative Industries in the Czech Republic) and in cultural policy. She is a member of the Expert Evaluation Committee of the ÉTA Technological Agency of the Czech Republic.
Iva Jonášová has been editor-in-chief of Radio Wave (Český rozhlas) since 2015, and since 2000 she has worked for Czech Radio and held various positions at the broadcaster’s multiple stations. She is the founder of the music-export project Czeching and co-founder of the community radio StreetCulture, and she was the director of StreetCulture, o.p.s., until 2015.
Marta Lajnerová is a graduate of the dance studies programme at HAMU in Prague. In 1997–2008 she worked with Tanec Praha and since 2009 she has been the manager of the dance company 420PEOPLE. In 2012–2015 she helped to prepare and implement the pilot cultural and educational project Mini-Pilsen 2015. Since 1998 she has also worked as a project manager, primarily in the fields of dance and music. She is a member of Vize tance.
Ondřej Stupal is the director of the Centre for Contemporary Arts Prague, a position he has held since 2013. Between 2004 and 2011 he worked as the director of Futura Centre for Contemporary Art. He is one of the founders of the Fair Art organisation.
Karolína Jirkalová is a journalist, critic, and editor specialising in architecture. She studied at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, and she worked as an editor for Czech Radio Vltava. Since 2007 she has worked as an editor for the magazine Art+Antiques and she also writes for various magazines and journals (Era 21, Stavba). She had an editorial had in the preparation of the books Architekti Sial (2008), Město mezi domy (2009), and Paneláci 1 and Paneláci 2 (2016, 2017).
Barbora Doležalová has been working at the ATI since 2014 where she specialises in projects aimed at international cooperation. She is currently the coordinator of CzechMobility.Info, which provides information in support of mobility in the arts. She also works as a translator and interpreter (specialising in the English-language area and Poland) and as a cultural manager. Her projects have long focused among other things on cultivating Czech-Polish cooperation and on popularising Polish culture in the Czech Republic (e.g. Bardzo fajný Festival).
Vítek Havránek is a curator and organiser and since 2002 he has been the director of tranzit.cz, a platform for contemporary art and theory. He has developed concepts for and organised multiple exhibitions, such as the Jakarta Biennale 2017, Report about a Spaceship at the New Museum Hub, Monument to Transformation, and Manifesta 8 in Murcia. In collaboration with JRP Ringier he is producing a series of arts publications by contemporary authors and he is the editor of tranzit’s navigace publishing series. He teaches a course in Curatorial Studies (NCSU State) and has been a member of various committees such as the Committee for the Preparation of a Concept of More Effective Support for Culture (Czech Ministry of Culture) and committees connected with FRAC Lorraine, the Igor Zabel Award, the Furla Award, and the Jindřich Chalupecký Award.