By Ogova Ondego
Published December 1, 2011
The organisers of the event, New York (USA)-based Sundance Institute East Africa, say their goal is to “offer an independent-minded community for artists to engage with their work and with each other, asking questions and taking risks.”
This week-long (April 15-22, 2012) “developmental workshop providing a protected creative environment for East African Stage Directors only to work closely with a mentor to acquire tools to hone their craft” will be their first Stage Directors Workshop in the eastern Africa.
Targeted for application are artists who live and work in East Africa and consider themselves Stage Directors.
Sundance Institute East Africa say they that ‘through an open submission process’, they look for ‘originality, innovation, and a collaborative spirit in its artists – traits that reflect well-rounded and generous individuals’.
Each full-time participating artist will receive a US$400 expense reimbursement. Sundance Institute will provide for round-trip travel expenses between all selected participants’ homes and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, including air and ground transportation if available. Participants will also be provided with accommodations (except for those who live in Addis Ababa) and all meals while at the workshop.
Interested applicants may Send their materials via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via airmail to Sundance Institute East Africa, 180 Varick St, Suite 1330, New York, NY 10014, USA.
The deadline for all submissions is January 10, 2012.
Further information on the programme may be sought from Deborah Asiimwe, Sundance Institute East Africa-Specialist, via phone +1-646-822-9567 or email email@example.com