Get Involved in ON THE EDGE, Birmingham 2016

we want to take this opportunity to tell you about ON THE EDGE, the World Festival of Theatre for Young Audiences and ASSITEJ artistic gathering, which takes place in Birmingham, UK from 2nd – 9th July 2016

It will showcase a programme of 20 inspirational companies from the UK, Ireland and across the globe and will be accompanied by a symposium led by TYA Ireland and a social programme led by TYA NI.

ON THE EDGE is open to performing arts practitioners and researchers from different countries; performers of all genres and techniques, theatre directors, musicians, theatre designers, playwrights, performing arts academics, arts educators and teachers, theatre critics, arts journalists etc.

IIAN are working with ON THE EDGE and we want to ensure that it is an inclusive experience for all involved.

There are several opportunities of how you could be involved and share your experience and knowledge of inclusive arts practise.

Submit a proposal to the Symposia Strand

Where are the Pioneers? : ON THE EDGE of Practice & Research

ON THE EDGE will provide a space in which we have the opportunity to engage with the artistic life and explore their own practice. It will create an opportunity to share, challenge and develop ideas; and to participate in discourse and practical demonstrations from colleagues within the field.

The Symposia Strand offers a variety of allied events for delegates to actively engage in and explore exciting developments and innovative practice.

The organisers of OTE invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops, practical demonstrations, panel discussions and seminars addressing the following theme:

Where are the Pioneers? : On the Edge of Research and Practice.

They particularly welcome submissions which address inter-disciplinary exchange, practice-based research and pioneering collaborations involving both practitioners and researchers.

Submission Deadline


For more information and how to submit a proposal click HERE

Apply to be a part of the Next Generation

TYA UK and TYA Ireland is happy to announce the Next Generation Programme as part of the On The Edge Festival.

The Next Generation Programme is open to young and emerging artists (under the age of 36) from any country interested in the practice of theatre for young audiences and international collaboration. A special programme will be created across the 9-day international festival for participants which will include;

– Festival performances by companies from the UK, Ireland and from all over the world

– Master classes and workshop sessions led by industry professionals

– An opportunity to examine the idea of ‘cultural leadership’, supporting the next generation of theatre makers.

– Discussions around pioneering practice and research as part of the symposia strand

A maximum of 20 places are available for participants. Accommodation, tickets and festival registration will be covered by the festival, participants will need to find their own airfare/travel. ASSITEJ may be able to offer some assistance with travel costs.

Submission Deadline


For more information and how to apply click HERE

Attend ON THE EDGE 2016

One of the best ways to be involved is to attend the festival, meet people and have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the festival while creating strong, meaningful connections with artists from around the world.

To Register your interest in tickets or the festival, please complete the form here

To keep up to date with developments visit: www.ontheedge2016.com

We hope to see you in Birmingham 2016!

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