The International Young Makers in Transit (IYMT) is a unique collaboration between fifteen European theatre festivals that aims to promote and develop the work of student and young emerging performance artists at a formative stage in their careers. Liselore Knigge: “I believe I have learnt a lot by observing an international audience. It meant a lot to see that the performance leaves an impression on everybody.”
What is IYMT?
Already in 2003 three theatre festivals for students decided it might be a good idea to develop an exchange project for young makers of their festival. Since then, the project has been developed to what it is nowadays: the International Young Makers in Transit (IYMT). The aim of IYMT is to create opportunities for young European theatre makers to show their work on platforms all over Europe. Alongside performing their work, the theatre makers are offered a programme of workshops that will stimulate and develop their skills. And, while participating, the young theatre makers engage with European colleagues and will build an international network, inspiration and contacts for life. Performing internationally, developing skills and building a network, that is what IYMT is about!
Who is it for?
Have you graduated in the past two years? Or are you graduating at the moment? Have you made a performance and are you living in one of the participating countries? Then you have a chance to participate in the IYMT. Please contact the festival of your country for further details.