International Theatre Institute (ITI)

Institut International du Théâtre (IIT)

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1948-06-28 Prague Czech Rep


Founded 28 Jun 1948, Prague (Czech Rep), under the auspices of UNESCO and the international performing arts community, having existed unofficially since 1946. Charter/constitution last amended in 2014.


Promote international exchange of knowledge and practice in the domain of performing arts; stimulate creation and increase cooperation among performing arts people; increase public awareness of the need to take artistic creation into consideration in matters concerning development; deepen mutual understanding and contribute to consolidation of peace and friendship among peoples; defend the ideals and aims of UNESCO; combat all form of racism or social and political discrimination.


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Congress of Members with General Assembly. Executive Council; Executive Board; Permanent Liaison Office at UNESCO House in Paris (France); headquarters in Shanghai (China). Regional bodies coordinate their respective regions. Committees and Project Groups each have their own programme of activities (16): Committees and Project Groups (16): International Dance; Music Theatre NOW Network; International Playwrights' Forum; Forum for Theatre Training and Education; Publications; Theatre in Conflict Zones Network; Network Theatre for Social Change; Network Identity, Migration, Heritage; Dramatic Theatre; Young Practitioners; New Project Group; International Monodrama Forum; International Festival Forum. Forum; Action Committee for Artists Rights; International Stage Art Network; International Stage Directors Network. Organizes ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts. Maintains secretariat of G-XG7627 - European Secretariat of Cultural NGOs in Germany, as part of F-XF2692 - Culture Action Europe (CAE). Founding and Leading Member of ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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