- Celetná 17, Prague 1 (2nd floor, rooms 206 and 207)
Mgr. Martina Pecková Černá, Ph.D. (Head of the Department);
Radka Lím Labendz (Manager of International Communications)
- +420 224 809 189
The department’s mission is to promote Czech theatre arts abroad and to share information about developments in international theatre with the Czech public. The department cooperates with other ATI departments, most notably the Arts Institute, SoundCzech export promotion office, and the PQ team. A fundamental part of the department’s work is its close collaboration with other partners, such as the Czech Centres, international professional networks and NGOs, and national and international independent or state-run cultural organisations. Its programme of work is prepared in cooperation and consultation with the PerformCzech Dramaturgical Council.
In its promotion of Czech theatre abroad the department focuses in particular on contemporary work and artists in Czech theatre and to some extent also in other branches of the arts, such as dance, music, literature, theatre research, cultural and creative industries, cultural policies, cultural diplomacy, and branding. It devotes special attention to theatre work created in the Czech Republic and (co)funded from Czech sources, and to work with a significant connection to the Czech theatre community. This means that work by people of other nationalities that is in an integrated part of Czech theatre also falls within the department’s scope.
Examples of our work
We coordinate Czech participation in international markets devoted to the performing arts (CINARS, PAMS, Tanzmesse, MASA, APAP, Fira Tárrega, and others) and support the promotion and presentation of Czech artists at international fairs.
Cooperation in coordinating the participation of international guests at festivals and events in the Czech Republic showcasing contemporary Czech theatre and dance work.
We are members of numerous international professional networks (IETM, On the Move, EEPAP) and coordinate the Czech centres of international theatre NGOs.
We coordinate a short-term mobility programme that provides artists and cultural managers with financial support to travel abroad to participate, for example, in conferences, fairs, or festivals.
Events in support of international cooperation
We organise exhibitions, talks, conferences, presentations, lectures, and symposia in the Czech Republic and abroad.
We coordinate Theatre Night in the Czech Republic as part of our involvement in the international project European Theatre Night.
We publish catalogues and promotional materials on Czech theatre – for example, the Czech Performance Collection catalogue; Let’s Play Czechs, a catalogue of work by Czech playwrights; the film 89 minut s českým divadlem (89 Minutes with Czech Theatre); and an anthology of drama in English, Spanish, and other language translations. We also provide dramaturgical and production assistance in the preparation and distribution of publications by the ATI.
Research activities are focused on current performing arts in the Czech Republic and Central European region from perspective of the theatre studies, cultural policies and theatre as a public institution.
Zapojte se do online diskusních a edukativních profesních setkání a dalších akcí připravovaných v rámci programu Propagace českých scénických umění do zahraničí a činnosti nevládních divadelních organizací se sídlem v IDU.
Projects and Information Portals
21. 6. 2022
The Show Must Go ON/OFFLINE - Theatre and migration
The topic of migration has been a major source of debate across Europe, particularly in the past decade. The politicisation of this issue in many countries’ national conversations tends to reduce complexity and ignore the diversity and nuance of the migrant experience. The position of migrant artists is almost...
23. 3. 2022
The Show Must Go ON/OFF-line: International Cultural Cooperation in Times of War
How does the war in Ukraine affect the situation in the region? How is the response of Central and Eastern European countries specific? Will the Ukrainian culture be more present in the surrounding states than during peacetime, and will the perception of how non-Ukrainians look at it change? How does war change the...
27. 1. 2022
The Show Must Go ON/OFF-line: Ecoscenography: conversations on sustainable theatre design and production
This international discussion explores the emerging concept and practice of Ecoscenography (ecological design for performance). Ecoscenography explores new aesthetics and artistic paradigms that are inspired by environmental philosophies and practices to provide a captivating vision for the future of sustainable...
16. 11. 2021 - 16. 11. 2021
The Show Must Go ON/OFF-line: "Alghoritmic Theatrum Mundi: Future of performance between pixels, algorithms and atoms?"
We will meet to reflect upon the future of theater, performance arts and rituals in an age of algorithms, data and various attempts to virtualize every atom and moment of our lived experiences. Will our genuine expressions and experience of human agency in wondering, experimenting and even disobedience survive in the...
25. 10. 2021
The Show Must Go On/OFFline: “We said No. Students of Theatre Academies resist the misuse of power”
“We said No. Students of Theatre Academies resist the misuse of power”: New Edition of The Show Must Go On/OFFline International Discussion Series.
24. 6. 2021
The last "Green Thursday" will part of the Rehearsal for Truth Festival in New York
The last episode of the Green Thursdays international discussion series will take place as part of the Rehearsal for Truth Festival. Organised since 2007 by the Václav Havel Library Foundation in New York, the festival honours Havel and focuses on socio-political themes in Central European theatre.
27. 5. 2021
The Show Must Go ON/OFF-line: “Healing (with) theatre”
Green Thursdays, a cycle of international, online discussions.
22. 4. 2021 - 22. 4. 2021
The Show Must Go ON/OFF-line: “A Drama in Quarantine”
Green Thursdays, a cycle of international, online discussions
25. 2. 2021 - 25. 2. 2021
The Show Must Go ON/OFF-line: „ZOOMing Theatre“
The new episode of international webinar series The Show Must Go ON/OFF-Line.
26. 1. 2021 - 27. 1. 2021
The days after - an international online theatre studies conference
Through the Lens of Karel Čapek’s Plays R.U.R. and The White Plague: Ethical Dilemmas of Industrial and Post-industrial Societies in 20th and 21st Century Theatre
16. 11. 2019 - 16. 11. 2019
Prague’s Theatre Night to take place in more than 45 locations on Saturday, 16 November
INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS, GO AND SEE MOBILITY PROGRAM
+420 224 809 116
+420 777 196 840
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+420 224 809 132
+420 775 349 141
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+420 224 809 173
+420 778 981 736
SECRETARY OF THE CZECH AICT CENTRE, INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS
+420 721 844 525
PACE.V4, INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS
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+420 775 856 540
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