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30 Sep 2022

Pakistan | 4th Next Generation residency programme for young theatre makers

National Centre of International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ) Pakistan is calling for applications from young, emerging artists for their fourth theatre residency programme, from 8 to 18 February 2023 in Lahore, Pakistan. 

The Next Generation Programme brings about 30 artists together, 15 from Pakistan and 15 international young theatre makers, for 11 days to learn from each other and co-create short performances.

The programme will bring emerging artists together to share, exchange, learn and present. It will have a showcase of projects and works, discussion sessions, development of collaborative performances and performance showcase. 


  • Emerging artist aged 18–35 with a passion for storytelling and theatre-making, along with a track record of making a significant impact in their community or country
  • Open for International and Pakistani applicants

The programme offers

  • Shared accommodation for the duration of the programme
  • Food and logistics
  • Local transportation
  • Workshops by eminent performing arts trainers
  • Platform to network with international theatre community
  • Collaborative performance with international artists
  • Cultural tour of Lahore

For Pakistani applicants: 25,000 PKR fee

For International applicants: Participants will manage air travel on their own. ASSITEJ Pakistan will support applicants with the invitation and visa letters upon selection.

Application guidelines  

Deadline: 30 September 2022

(Applications will be processed and successful candidates will be announced on a rolling basis.)