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Czech Association of Independent Theatres: Professional Organisation with International Dimension

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


Updated 1-8-2022
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Region Prague
Title of the ProgrammeCulture
Title of the ProjectCzech Association of Independent Theatres: Professional Organisation with International Dimension
Number of the ProjectKU-CB2-012
Project Promoter

Association of Independent Theatres of the Czech Republic

Project Partner from Donor State

European Association of Independent Performing Arts (mezinárodní organizace)

Czech Partner



Estimated project duration: 03/2022 – 02/2024

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Target group: Public, civil society organizations, artists

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Total Eligible Costs

55 135 EUR


49 622 EUR (90 %)

Project description:

The project aims to create professional background for the Czech Association of Independent Theatres (AND ČR) and also to develop international cooperation and promote know-how exchange within the European Association of Independent Performing Arts (EAIPA). The project aims to increase the expertise of the AND ČR Council and AND ČR members representatives, to make the Association more visible and to create an argumentative background based on international context.

AND ČR was founded in 2016 and since then, it has become an important player in the field of cultural advocacy. The Council of AND ČR discusses strategic documents and legislation with public administration but it also addresses specific needs of the Association members. The activities of the Association are voluntary, however, the Council members or member organisations’ representatives enter into negotiations that require high expertise.

The annual General Assemblies will include networking sessions focusing on education and practical skills development for the members. In the field of international cooperation, AND ČR acts as one of the founding members of EAIPA: it addresses current issues of European cultural policy, shares experience with other members and participates in the collection of data on independent sector in EU.

For this project, AND ČR will organise an EAIPA webinar discussing Current Conditions of Art Work in the Czech Republic and EU and an EAIPA conference discussing Strategic and Legislative Framework of Culture in the Czech Republic and EU. These activities will be accessible to general public on online platforms.