Next Generation


As part of the 2. ASSITEJ International Meeting organized by ASSITEJ Austria in conjunction with the International Theatre Festival SCHÄXPIR, ASSITEJ’s NEXT GENERATION Project will continue. Young and emerging artists and practitioners from the field of theatre for young audiences are welcome to apply.

Over the last weeks ASSITEJ Austria and SCHÄXPIR have been receiving over 80 applications from young and emerging artists from 35 countries to become part of the NEXT GENERATION program. 25 emerging artists will be experiencing 9 days full of symposia, discussions and masterclasses as well as the performances of SCHÄXPIR.  Artists from the field of TYA  will be exchanging experiences, watching performances and attending masterclasses together. We will be announcing the participants shortly.

For more info on the Next Generation Project go to:

The program is open to young and emerging artists from any country, interested in the practice of theatre for young audiences and international collaboration. Young and emerging is not age restrictive: it is dependent on an acknowledgement of being at a developing stage of career with a focus on younger professionals. It also relates to new thinking in theatre for young audiences. Participating individuals should be working professionals with a background or interest in children’s theatre and work for young audiences.

NEXT GENERATION is a unique opportunity for young and emerging artists to exchange their experiences, to discuss diverse artistic approaches and attend masterclasses. The working language is English.

The project will involve the following key activities:

2. ASSITEJ International Meeting
21.-29. June 2012  / Linz, Austria

1. A programme of festival performances attended by the group

2. A programme of forums, discussions and masterclasses

3. A small presentation of the results at the end of the festival/meeting

The programme will give participants the opportunity to immerse themselves in SCHÄXPIR while creating strong, meaningful connections with artists around the world.

Participants will be supported by the SCHÄXPIR through free tickets, accommodation and meals throughout the festival.