About the Academy

The ITI World Performing Arts Academy is a virtual network of trainers and educators in the different disciplines of the performing arts, who have experience in the training of students and professionals internationally.

The creation of the Academy helps to centralise and expand the existing network of the International Theatre Institute. ITI has on numerous occasions in the past focused its work on developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Qualified trainers, mainly from Europe, were responsible for long-term workshops. However, the main problem encountered was insufficient funding for travel expenses and trainer remuneration.

With additional funding, expected through the creation of the Academy, workshops, seminars, master classes and residencies will be organised in specific fields in order to enhance the quality of work, facilitate contacts between participants from different countries, raise public awareness and appreciation of the performing arts and promote gender equality.