Call for Performances for Asia International Festival of Performing Arts for Children and Young Audiences in Japan 2018

Call for Performances for Asia International Festival of Performing Arts for Children and Young Audiences in Japan 2018


TYA Japan and ASSITEJ Japan Centre are looking for 15 performances for children and young audiences from Asian countries for Asia International Festival of Performing Arts for Children and Young Audiences in Japan held in February, 2018.

“Asia International Festival of Performing Arts for Children and Young Audiences in Japan”

Festival in Tokyo
Dates: February 20th, Tue ~ 25th, Sun, 2018
Venues: National Olympics Memorial Youth Center, Geinoh Kadensha and etc.

Local Festivals
Dates: February 16th, Fri ~ 18th, Sun, 2018
Locations (tentative) : Nagoya, Osaka, Hyogo, Fukuoka, and Kagoshima


Performances submitted to the festival shall fulfill the following criteria:

-Performing arts organizations or individuals active mainly in Asia
-Performing arts pieces for audiences of the aged 0 to 18
-All the genres are welcome as long as it is a performing arts piece
-One organization or individual can only apply for one production
-Duration of a production should be 45 to 75 min.

Conditions for participations:

-Performance fee is maximum of 150,000 yen per performance and 3 performances are guaranteed.
-The number of members whose accommodations are guaranteed is 8.
-Domestic transportations for festival activities shall be paid.
-International airfares and transportation costs are not provided.
-If the number of members is exceeded, it is the applicant’s responsibility to pay for accommodations and domestic transportations for the extra members.

Application is sent to:


Deadline for Application : September 30th, 2016

Final Selection is announced on : November 4th, 2016


APPLICATION should indicate the followings:

Name of the Applicant (Organization / Individual) :
Address :
Telephone Number :
Fax Number :
E-mail Address :
WEB (if available) :
Name of Representative :
Name of Person in Charge and his/her E-mail address :
Description of the Applicant (including the date of foundation, the number of members, contents of activities, prizes, and so on) :
Description of previous works :

Name of Entry Work :
Names of Cast and Staff :
Description of Work :
Number / Names of Cast and Staff coming to Japan :
Duration of Work :
Required Condition for Venue (Size of stage, number of audience, and so on) :
Genre :
Audience Age :

2年目のネクスト・ジェネレーション in Asia / The second year of Next Generation in Asia

2年目のネクスト・ジェネレーション in Asia / The second year of  Next Generation in Asia


(English text follows after Japanese)

2018年2月に日本で行われる、アジア国際児童青少年演劇フェスティバルでの上演を目指し、3カ年計画で昨年から始まった、国際共同創造プロジェクト、ネクスト・ジェネレーション in Asia。その2年目のワークショップがついに今年12月に行われます。3カ年計画のため、基本的には昨年からの参加者が継続的に参加するものですが、なんと!欠員が数名出ましたので、追加募集いたします。以下詳細:




アシテジ国際児童青少年舞台芸術協会が、若いアーティストにもその活動を知ってもらおうと、2008年にオーストラリア・アデレードで始まった国際共同創造/芸術交流プログラム。2012年からは毎年行なわれるアシテジ芸術集会や国際フェスティバルにて約30名の参加者を世界中から募り(2012年・沖縄、2013年・リンツ, 2014年・デリー、ワルシャワ、2015年・ベルリン)、約1週間の期間、各自の文化的背景と共に児童青少年演劇に於ける関心、経験、創造過程を分かち合い、作品発表やマニフェストを掲げることで最終報告を行い、児童青少年演劇のための国際的ネットワークの構築を目指す。それにより、各国の児童青少年演劇の質の向上、並びに国際共同創造活動の発展を促すことを目標としている。














ネクスト2 のコピー

The Next Generation Programme in Asia is a 3-year international collaboration project for theatre practitioners for children and young audiences, aiming to create a performance piece for Asia International Festival of Theatre for Children and Young Audience in Japan in February, 2018. Since it is a 3-year project, the participants who’s joined last year will continue the project’s activity; however, there is one cancellation, which means, we are opening a call for 1 slot for the 2nd year workshop in Tokyo in December, 2016.

Here are the details for the application:

We are looking for a young emerging theatre practitioner in Asia who’d like to collaborate and make artistic exchanges internationally in order to create a theatre work for children and young audiences in 8 days in Tokyo, Japan.

What is the Next Generation Programme?

It is a programme created in 2008 in order to ease the access of young artists to ASSITEJ, International Association of Theatre for Children and Young Audiences. Since then up-and-coming artists from all over the world have been gathering at the annual meeting of the international association. The programme offers them a platform in which to exchange their experiences in the context of their own cultural background. Using this as a starting point the participants can then develop new ideas and visions for theatre for young audiences and their own work. Such encounters often result in international friendships and artistic cooperation. A network of people working in theatre has thus arisen from former and present participants of the programme, that actively influences the work of ASSITEJ and theatre for young audiences all over the world.

Who can apply?

Those who practice performing arts for children young audiences in any way in Asia under age 40, must be able to communicate in English, and can participate in rehearsals and performances at the festival in February, 2018: this includes the following roles: director, actor, playwright, teacher, musician, dancer, and performing artists of any genre who are willing to perform.

Is there any financial support?

JIENKYO (Japan Union of Theatrical Companies for Children and Young People) and ASSITEJ Japan will provide you accommodations, 3 meals a day, and local transportations between the airport and the venue. You need to be able to cover your airfares.

Which countries or territories are eligible?

Afghanistan, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, North Korea, South Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen

How to apply:

Please send followings via e-mail:

-Your short CV including your name, address, gender, e-mail address, activities, and headshot.

-A short letter to introduce yourself and to state your motivation for this programme (One sheet of A4)

Email address:

Deadline: September 30th, Friday, 2016

Number of participants: 20 from countries listed above / 10 from Japan : But this time we are looking for 1 additional participant.

Language used at the programme: English

Place: Tokyo Olympic Center and Tokyo Engeki Ensemble

Dates: December 12th, Mon – December 19th , Mon, 2016