Goals Of Acyta
The overall goal of the regional network is the strengthening and development of the children's and young peoples' theatre movement in Africa. ACYTA (African Children and Youth Theatre Arena) is a network of Assitej centres, enabling the participating countries to meet and to develop their work both artistically and structurally, while acting in a global context.
ACYTA was born out of a networking project that was primarily funded by SIDA (the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) from 1999 to 2007.
Goals of this project were:
- Regional meetings
Regional meetings work as forums for the sharing of experience and knowledge and as discussion forums for the program itself. Regional meetings are organised at least once a year with at least one representative from each participating country in attendance.
- Regional workshops
Seminars and workshops, primarily of an artistic nature, are held on a regular basis in order to share experience and knowledge within theatre for children and young people.
- Festivals: pairing and collaborations
Existing festivals are linked to share resources or productions. Internships at festivals are explored to share knowledge and expertise.
- Joint projects
These are specific to the countries involved, and depend on common needs and interests.
More information is also to be found on www.assitej-international.org