‘SMART’ workshop, a collaborative initiative, managed by India Foundation for the Arts and Junoon


Have you ever felt that you could do the most amazing things in theatre?

That you had all these brilliant ideas and energy and ability, BUT there were always things
pulling you back — not enough funds, not enough audience, not enough time from your group…
and the list goes on…

Then SMART is for you!

SMART is Strategic Management in the Art of Theatre, a collaborative initiative, managed by India Foundation for the Arts and Junoon.

Why SMART?
As a theatre group, we have a vision and dreams, passion and commitment. What we often find challenging is being able to create a practical roadmap that will help us realise these dreams.

SMART is a three-day workshop that seeks to sharpen the thinking and working processes of theatre groups. The programme poses questions and possibilities that will push groups to consider how you might optimize your strengths, overcome constraints and make a significant and positive impact on the internal functioning of your group as well as impact your local theatre ecology.

What is special about SMART?
SMART builds on the experience and knowledge within the theatre community, while also drawing upon international learnings and experience to add strength and value to our theatre-making. It is facilitated by some of the country’s leading theatre makers and arts managers, and, is the first programme especially tailored for the needs of theatre in India.

The facilitators for this workshop are –
Arundhati Ghosh (Executive Director, India Foundation for the Arts)
Menaka Rodriguez (Head, Resource Mobilisation and Outreach, India Foundation for the Arts, Bangalore)
Neel Chaudhuri (Writer and Artistic Director, Tadpole Repertory, Delhi)
Sameera Iyengar (Co-Founder and Director, Junoon)

Who can register for SMART?
Theatre groups from all over India

How much does it cost?
The fees for this three-day course are a nominal Rs. 1,500/- per participating individual. This is to cover basic costs of the workshop.
Theatre groups from outside Bengaluru are welcome to register. In case you are travelling from out of town to attend SMART, you will need to organize your own travel and accommodation.

ಸ್ಮಾರ್ಟ್ ಕಾರ್ಯಾಗಾರವು ಇಂಗ್ಲೀಷಿನಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆಯಲಿದ್ದು,ಕಾರ್ಯಾಗಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಲು ಭಾಷೆಯ ಮೂಲಭೂತ ಜ್ಞಾನ ಸಾಕಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಅವಶ್ಯಕತೆಯಿದ್ದಲ್ಲಿ, ತಂಡದ ಸದಸ್ಯರು ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಭಾಷಾಂತರ ಮಾಡುವಲ್ಲಿ ಸಹಾಯ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ.

For more information in English, click here
For more information in Kannada, click here

For queries about the workshop, please contact Ms. Rupali Bhave at rupali.smart2018@gmail.com
For media queries, please contact Mr. Bharath Divakar of The Courtyard at +91-9620874176

Managed by: India Foundation for the Arts (IFA), Junoon & SMART
Supported by: Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan

Here are the specifics of the workshop in Bangalore:
Dates: April 12, 13, and 14, 2019
Time: 09:30 AM – 06:30 PM
Venue: The Courtyard, 105, KH Road (Lalbagh Double Road), Opp. Corporation Bank, Raja Ram Mohan Roy Extension, Shanti Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 027
Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/xMJo7tvEZm42
Charges: Rs. 1,500/- per participating individual – to be paid on filling up and submitting the online registration form

Mode of Payment:
Online transfer

Online Payment details:
Two links are provided below.

If your group is sending one participant, click here

If your group is sending two participants, click here

On these links, you can pay using Internet Banking without adding payee or by Credit Card or by Debit Card or using any payment app.

How to Register:
We urge each group to send two members to the workshop.
Click here for the SMART Registration Form. It will open the online Registration Form.
Fill it up online on or before March 31, 2019.
Then click on the payment link and pay the workshop fees.
Then send an email to Ms. Rupali Bhave at rupali.smart2018@gmail.com with the screenshot of the payment made.
When you have submitted the online registration AND made the payment, your participation will be confirmed. You will receive an email confirmation of your participation in the workshop.

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