International Cooperation and External Relations Department:
The department’s main goal is international promotion of Czech culture. International exposure of Czech theatre and information about foreign theatre in the Czech Republic is one of the department’s main priorities. It prepares the concepts, dramaturgy and production background for international and local projects, festivals, exhibitions, seminars, and conferences. The department also organizes such activities.
It collaborates with Czech and foreign theatre, as well as artistic organizations, institutions and universities. It actively participates in international networks and it develops Czech activities in the field of international non-governmental theatre organizations.
The department provides contacts and information about Czech theatre abroad and about foreign theatre domestically. It prepares publications and informational materials about Czech theatre for dissemination abroad, and participates in the preparation of books for publication by the Arts and Theatre Institute.
production, organization and support of international events in the Czech Republic and abroad.
Examples of projects:
Czech Theatre Showcase, a biennale of contemporary Czech theatre for international audiences.
Participation in performing arts markets.
Other international cooperative projects in the Czech Republic and abroad (see current projects under the link www.czechtheatreport.cz) publications and other sources of information.
Examples of projects:
Development of an informative website about Czech theatre www.theatre.cz including an electronic quarterly in English presenting the latest information on theatre, dance, and opera in the Czech Republic.
Catalogues and promotional materials on Czech theatre (e.g. Czech Performance Collection, catalogue of Czech playwrights Let’s Play Czechs, a 89 minute film about Czech theatre, drama anthologies)
Examples of projecst:
Administration of the Czech centres of the international theatre organizations ITI, AICT, UNIMA, ASSITEJ, OISTAT, SIBMAS, FIRT
- information service, marketing, and PR
Information and documentation Department:
The department provides text and image documents describing arts and authors of Czech professional theatres, festivals and cultural institutions. Information and documentation materials (programs, clippings, press material, as well as Czech theatre activities in the territory of the Czech Republic after 1945.
The department features photo archives and a video library are found. It also provides surveys about touring of Czech companies and theatre abroad, and about hosting foreign companies in festivals in the Czech Republic.
The Dance Section provides conceptual, organizational, coordinative and consultative service for dance. It co-ordinates the documentation of the field and organizes seminars, workshops, lectures and exhibitions. The Dance Section actively promotes Czech dance abroad.
The Music Section provides conceptual, organizational, coordinative and consultative services for music. It also promotes Czech dance abroad. The Secretariat of the Czech Music Council is currently a part of the Arts Institute. The Czech Music Council (Česká hudební rada, ČHR) is one of the national sections of the non-government organization, Council International of Music UNESCO.
Artist in Residency Programme
The Artist in Residency Programme rests upon co-ordinating and establishing reciprocal residencies for artists.
The aim of the Programme is to aid the Czech authors with communicating their individual fields of art internationally. In addition, the Institute is concerned with providing coming artists with contacts on the Czech artistic scene. The programme has been in existence since 2004 and aims to expose artists from various artistic fields internationally.