Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Call for Children's Theater Projects

“Soundouk El Ferje” (Magic Box)
Call for Children’s Theater Projects

KHAYAL Association for Arts & Education invites young Lebanese artists aged between 20 and 35 years old to submit their Children’s Theater production projects within the “Soundouk El Ferje” (Magic Box) project, co-funded by the European Union. The deadline for application is April 27, 2012.

The call aims to encourage young artists to develop Children’s Theater in Lebanon by offering selected projects a Production Grant in the form of financing, management and communication support.

About “Soundouk El Ferje” (Magic Box)
Organized by KHAYAL (Lebanon), in collaboration with the Subito Presto company (France), and with the support of the European Union, the “Soundouk El Ferje” (Magic Box) project aims to get young Lebanese artists more creatively engaged in developing Children’s Theater. 3 groups of artists will benefit from the Production Grant and receive the necessary support and assistance to produce 3 plays for children of different age groups. A fourth group will also have the chance to participate as interns in a joint Lebanese-French theatrical production. At the end of this period, all 4 plays will be staged during a festival, giving the artists the chance to reach out to the public and other parties involved (schools, libraries, media, representatives from international festivals, etc.) The artists will then tour different Lebanese regions with their shows, thus gaining experience in performing inside venues not equipped for stage performances.

Production Grant for 3 Children’s Plays
Conditions for Application
Applicants: This Grant is intended for Lebanese artists aged between 20 and 35 years old, and interested in Children’s Theater. Applicants should not have directed more than 1 professional production for children.

Projects: Submitted Children’s Theater projects should target the following age groups: 1-4 years; 5-8 years; 9-12 years; and 13-18 years. The projects should necessitate minimum technical requirements and should not exceed 50 minutes in length. Production should be completed during the summer of 2012 and the plays should be ready to be performed between November and December 2012.

The Production Grant includes funding worth €2,500 for each play, a workshop on playwriting, professional follow-up by KHAYAL and a team of artists/facilitators, rehearsal space, logistic and administrative support (organizing performances, transporting for equipment and set, etc.), assistance for print materials and communication, technical support (set design, sound, light), as well as promoting the plays after December 2012 to bring in more revenue for the artists.

- The application form in Arabic (click on: "File" then "Download")

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