Every year more and more theatre practitioners are graduating in Cyprus, UK, Europe, US and all over the world. They go back home (wherever the home is) and get confronted with questions from their friends, parents, partners – what are you planning to do now? How are you going to make a living as a theatre maker? Could you have done something more useful in/with your life? Not everyone has the opportunity to work immediately on stage.
This workshop will try to open some different ways of thinking about their future for recent graduates of performing arts programmes from Cyprus and abroad. Dr Aleksandar Brkić will be using his experience as an educator, consultant and theatre producer in UK, Europe, Africa and Asia, to explore different skills, strategies and opportunities that young theatre makers can pursue to make their stories, journies and careers more sustainable.
Issues that will be covered are:
●Day 1: Friday, May 19th 2023, 2:00p.m.-8:00p.m.
14:00 Introduction to the programme
14:30 Lecture: Understanding the cultural/theatre ecosystems *
15:00 Activity: Mapping the Ecosystem *
17:00 Talk: Current state of the field / Theatre in 2030
18:00 Activity: Storytelling Project
19:00 Wrap up
*These two sessions will be delivered for the audience live in Cyprus and for wider international audience via Zoom
●Day 2: Saturday, May 20th 2023, 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
10:00 Discussion about Day 1
10:30 Lecture: Innovative (self)promotion strategies
11:00 Activity: My best pitch
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 Talk: Entrepreneurial Case Studies
14:00 Activity: Why should I see it?
15:00 Wrap up
●Day 3: Sunday, May 21st 2023, 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
10:00 Discussion about Day 2
10:30 Lecture: Marketing and PR tips
11:00 Activity: Crazy innovation
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 Lecture: Networks and Partnerships in Theatre
14:00 Activity: New alliance
15:00 End of the programme
Participants will be involved in the discussions and will receive number of useful links and materials that can help them in the future and become part of their toolboxes. The main goal of the workshop is to strengthen the theatre sector in Cyprus, with focus on emerging young theatremakers, helping them to diversify their sources of support, as well as their views on their potential position in the arts/theatre ecosystem.
On Friday, May 19th 2023, the presentation from 2:30p.m.-4:30p.m. will be hybrid, as a part of the series Digital Coffee Talks, by Theatre in Palm. Registration is necessary, participants should send a mail with their details at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to be provided with the link.
«From Emerging to Established and Sustainable Theatre makers»
Friday May 19th 2023 (2:00p.m.-8:00p.m.)
Saturday May 20th 2023 (10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.)
Sunday, May 21st 2023 (10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.)
THOC building, New Stage, Nicosia
To reserve your place for the workshop or get Information please call 22864320-1
The workshop is co funded by the European Union through the Theatre in Palm platform and by Cyprus Theatre Organisation. It will be offered free of charge as part of the support to emerging artists the platform is committed to.
Dr Aleksandar Brkic is a scholar and lecturer in the fields of cultural/arts management and cultural policy, working at the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE), Goldsmiths, University of London. Prior to joining Goldsmiths, Aleksandar was a lecturer and researcher at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore and University of Arts in Belgrade. Together with Audrey Wong, he was a coordinator of Asia Pacific Network for Cultural Education and Research (ANCER), the first network of its kind in the region of Asia Pacific. His area of professional practice is arts management with significant international experience as creative producer working in the intersections of performing arts, visual arts and design. He worked as a theatre producer/manager with number of inspiring theatre organizations (i.e. YUSTAT and BITEF) and artists, including Josef Nadj, Dragan Stojcevski, Jelena Bogavac. Aleksandar is currently working as a creative producer of LP Duo from Belgrade.
Theatre in Palm
Theatre platform for supporting emerging artist cooperation and resilience. It brings together 12 partners from all over Europe to collaborate and co-create in an international and intercultural platform to support professional growth and collaboration opportunities between artists and organisations