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13th International Symposium of Theatre Critics and Scholars

Published 28.10.08

2831 May 2009, Novi Sad, Serbia. Application deadline: 1 December 2008

This symposium will investigate how theatre both nurtures new audiences and develops the cultural capital/knowledge of their existing audiences. The topic includes programming concepts, communication strategies and educational aspects of those festivals that reach out to different constituencies and build an audience that may also be of benefit to regularly producing cultural institutions.

An underlying assumption is that these festivals embody the main challenges and contradictions in cultural production and distribution today. They have an experimental potential, a special position that enables them to invent and test practices that can later be absorbed by the cultural organizations that produce and present year around. Not all festivals reach out consciously and successfully to new audiences and this symposium will therefore aim to focus on ideas, strategies and practices that are remarkable, successful and inspiring for other festival professionals.

Format: four sessions, introduced by invited key note speakers (critics, researchers, festival professionals and artists), followed by research presentations, public interviews and panel discussions.

Interested colleagues (critics, researchers, festival professionals) are requested to send an outline of their paper (200 words, in English or French) to draganklaic@gmail.com and ivan.medenica@gmail.com by December 1, 2008. Authors will be notified of acceptance by December 15.

The authors of the accepted proposals will be asked to send their full papers of 2000-4000 words in English or French by March 1st, 2009.

More information on www.efa-aef.eu

Copyright 2008 EFA-AEF.

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