This spring (March 2019) an international jury met to select two exemplary laureates for this year’s Princess Margriet Award: Ahdaf Soueif (Cairo/London) and City of Women Festival (Ljubljana). This year’s laureates represent distinct cultural approaches, but both offer a more hopeful vision of democracy by redefining our understanding of culture and its capacity to improve a common European social reality.
The Telegraph reports that Sandi Toksvig is calling for the National Theatre to be renamed after “failing” to fully represent Britain because it is “ignoring” female writers and directors.
Ms Toksvig, founder of the Women’s Equality Party and who hosts television programmes including The Great British Bake Off, wrote that the theatre did not have the right to use ‘national’ in its title if it ignored half the population.
The Southbank theatre has unveiled six plays in its new programme of work, all written by men and only one involving a female director.
The Hawking Award for Developed Understanding of Public Engagement is named for Lucy Hawking, novelist and daughter of Stephen Hawking. This award reflects Lucy's qualities of reflexive, cooperative working, and her understanding of how to bring together research and engagement. It is given to an individual to acknowledge their critical thinking in the field of public engagement.
Looking for funding for your performing arts project?
Ibsen Awards offers funding of theatre performances world-wide.
Ibsen Scholarships are awarded projects that are innovative, act as incentives for critical discourse and are based on one or more of Henrik Ibsen's plays.
I am writing to send you information about Tantidhatri, a Magdalena Festival in India. Parvathy Baul, with whom I have studied in India, directs the festival and I do the artistic direction. It is a festival organized by a non-profit organization, which will donate the benefits for the education of hindu girls. I send the information in case you want to come (I'd love to see you in Kolkata) or in case you can contribute (with a donation or spreading the info)
Magfest organizes a theatre residency (in Italian) inspired by the book "Raccontami Tu" by Maristella Lippolis and directed by Manuela Frontoni. The residency takes place in Pescara (Italy), 27-30 December 2018 and 2-5 January 2019. The call is open to all actors and actresses, detailed information in Italian here below and on http://www.mag-lab.org.