Advocacy/Cultural Policy

Arts Management Network
Description: Arts Management Network is a web-based international information service, offering a multitude of resources for arts managers and cultural administrators around the world. Site Includes: Education resources, book recommendations, calendar of events and cultural policy/arts management links.

Performance Studies International
Description: PSI promotes communication and exchange among scholars and practitioners working in the field of performance. Site Includes: Information about upcoming conferences, bulletin boards and committees working on performance studies.

Webster's World of Cultural Democracy/Institute for Cultural Democracy
Description: WWCD serves as a center for information and discussion about the world of cultural democracy. Site Includes: Articles and conversations regarding cultural policy, issues and action, links to organizations, conference information, links.

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Arts Education/TYA

ASSITEJ/USA
Description: ASSITEJ/USA encourages the development of professional theatre for young audiences and advances the international interchange of theatre artistry. Site Includes: Directory of ASSITEJ centers with email addresses and links as available, board of directors list, information on membership and international directory of plays.

Conference of Drama Schools
Description: The Conference of Drama Schools was created to encourage the highest standards in training for actors and stage managers, and to provide information about training in technical and media studies in the UK. Site Includes: UK Guide to Drama Training, general information about theatre careers, hotlinks to guides and theatre associations, link to Spotlight--a casting directory and search vehicle for those seeking theatre work and those seeking artists.

International University Theatre Association
Description: IUTA is a membership organization and a forum in which teachers, practitioners, creators, scholars and theorists can share discoveries and discuss common concerns. Site Includes: General and membership information, newsletter, conference and contact information.

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Festivals (International)

Avignon Festival
Description: An annual summer theatre festival held in Avignon, France. Site Includes: History of the organization, programs, ticket sales and more.

Bergen International Festival
Description: The Bergen International Festival in Bergen, Norway, annually produces a Children’s Festival, Literary Festival, Music Factory, visual art exhibitions and more. Site Includes: Festival programming and schedule, ticket and press information, brochure requests and more.

Bregenz Festival
Description: An annual summer festival of opera and experimental theatre in Bergenz, Austria. Site Includes: Festival information and schedule, ticket prices in different currencies, seating plans, shop, a map of the city and more.

Chichester Festival Theatre
Description: An annual summer theatre festival located in Chichester, England. Site Includes: Festival information and schedule, ticket ordering and more.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Description: An annual summer theatre and arts festival located in Edinburgh, Scotland. Site Includes: Festival information, ticket ordering, information for performers and more.

Eurofestival Infocentre
Description: The Eurofestival Infocentre serves as a portal for arts festivals throughout Europe. Site Includes: Links to theatre associations, festivals, maps, news, country profiles and more.

Guide to Theatre in Africa and the Indian Ocean
Description: The Guide is a directory of information about theatre companies, festivals and service organizations in Africa. Site Includes: Information about theatre in Africa, service organizations, country profiles and more.

International Festival of Arts & Ideas
Description: The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is an annual celebration of artists and thinkers from around the globe. Located in New Haven, Connecticut. Site Includes: Festival information and schedule, ticket ordering, local information and more.

Kunsten Festival Des Arts
Description: An annual international arts and theatre festival held in theatres and exhibition centres around Brussels. Site Includes: Schedule and programming, contact and location information, archives on past festivals and links.

Salzburg Festival
Description: The Salzburg Festival, an annual summer event, attempts to convey the classical heritage of music and drama through contemporary idioms. Site Includes: Festival programs, history, archives, ticket ordering information, venues and news.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Description: Located in London, England, Shakepseare's Globe Theatre is a recreation of the original Globe built in 1599, and presents an annual season from May to September. Site Includes: Season information and schedule, ticket information and ordering, history, development, contact information and more.

Shaw Festival
Description: The Shaw Festival, located in Ontario, Canada, is one of the largest repertory companies in North America. The festival presents an annual summer/fall season that specializes in plays written by Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries. Site Includes: Season information and schedule, ticket ordering, location information, company profile and more.

Singapore Arts Festival
Description: Annual summer theatre and arts festival presenting more than 80 performances by over 30 foreign and local groups. Site Includes: Festival, ticket and scheduling information, kids programs, workshop and forum information.

Spoleto Festival
Description: An annual summer festival, the Spoleto Festival presents the work of world class performing and visual artists in Spoleto, Italy. Site Includes: History, programs, ticket information and more.

Standard Bank National Arts Festival
Description: An annual summer arts festival presenting the work of performers, visual artists, audiences, writers and crafts-people in Grahamstown, South Africa. Site Includes: Festival, ticket and accomodation information, artist profiles and more.

Stratford Festival of Canada
Description: Shakespeare-focused theatre festival located in Stratford, Canada, presenting an annual season from May through November. Site Includes: Season information and schedule, visitor and travel information, ticket ordering and more.

Stratford-Upon-Avon Summer Festival
Description: The Royal Shakespeare Company is dedicated to producing Shakespeare's plays, and performs over 30 productions each year in venues across the UK, as well as undertaking national and international tours. Site Includes: Season schedule, venue information, ticket ordering, development and press information, and links.

Tampere International Theatre Festival
Description: An annual international theatre festival featuring drama, street theatre, music theatre, dance theatre; workshops, seminars, and exhibitions; located in Tampere, Finland. Site Includes: Festival, location and contact information.

Terschellings Oerol Festival
Description: An annual summer festival of site-specific performances and landscape art located on the island of Terschellings off the coast of Holland. Site Includes: Festival and location information.

UNIMA-USA
Description: UNAMI-USA is the North American Center of Union Internationale de la Marionnette, founded in 1929, which promotes international understanding through the art of puppetry. Site Includes: Membership and festival information, newsletters, links, awards, touring directory, retail outlet, networking information and more.

Victoria Fringe Theatre
Festival

Description: An annual summer fringe theatre festival in Victoria, B.C. Canada, produced by the Intrepid Theater. Site Includes: Season information and schedule, ticket and venue information, information on programs for children, contact information and more.

Vienna Festival
Description: International theatre festival held each summer in Vienna. Site Includes: Festival program and schedule, ticket ordering, news, archived information on past festivals and contact information.

Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival
Description: An annual summer fringe theatre festival located in Winnipeg, Canada. Site Includes: Festival schedule, information for performers interested in showing work, history, reviews, ticket, contact information and more.

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Fundraising/Foundations

Asian Cultural Council
Description: The Asian Cultural Council supports cultural exchange in the visual and performing arts between the United States and the countries of Asia. Site Includes: Lists of programs, grant activities, donors, news and information for new applicants.

Japan Foundation, The
Description: The Japan Foundation is dedicated to deepening the world’s understanding of Japan and its cultural heritage through cultural-exchange programs. Site Includes: General and program information, news, library, Japanese proficiency test and more.

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Libraries

Association of Research Libraries
Description: ARL is a not-for-profit membership organization comprising the libraries of more than 120 North American research institutions and operates as a forum for the exchange of ideas and as an agent for collective action. Site Includes: Links to members as well as a link to the 400 Academic Library Newsletters in the United States, links to global library resources, publications catalog, information on projects, conferences, career support and more.

International Association of Libraries and Museums of the Performing Arts
Description: SIBMAS promotes practical and theoretical research in the documentation of the performing arts, organizes biennial international conferences, and publishes theatre directories. Site Includes: International directory of performing arts collections in libraries and archives, information on conferences and forums, links to research sites and partner organizations.

Performing Arts Multimedia Library Cinemedia
Description: PAML enables performing arts companies and individuals to explore digital issues and develop their own digital products. Site Includes: Detailed information and case studies on topics such as management, marketing and production and access to their archived collections.

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Listings/Portals (International)

Australia's Cultural Network
Description: Australia's Cultural Network is a public access gateway to the rich diversity of Australia's many cultures. It is also an online development resource for Australian cultural workers and industries. Site Includes: Searchable database of Australian cultural news and information, cultural organizations and websites, cultural activities and events, and articles on specific topics about Australian history and culture.

CyberStage Taiwan
Description: Cyberstage Taiwan provides information about and promotes the performing arts in Taiwan. Site Includes: Information about theatre companies and cultural institutions in Taiwan, performing arts spaces, on-screen preview of performances by selected companies, and more.

Eurofestival Infocentre
Description: The Eurofestival Infocentre serves as a portal for arts festivals throughout Europe. Site Includes: Links to theatre associations, festivals, maps, news, country profiles and more.

European Network of Information Centres for the Performing Arts
Description: ENICPA publicizes and distributes a broad range of information about the performing arts to arts professionals and the public worldwide. Site Includes: Database of European festivals, venues, information centres, publications and training opportunities.

Guide to Theatre in Africa and the Indian Ocean
Description: The Guide is a directory of information about theatre companies, festivals and service organizations in Africa. Site Includes: Information about theatre in Africa, service organizations, country profiles and more.

Independent Theatre Association
Description: ITA provides information about professional and community theatre in Australia. Site Includes: Links to theatres, festivals, script library, billboard, audition announcements, news, database of theatre companies, classifieds, reviews and more.

Informal European Theatre Meeting
Description: IETM facilitates among its members an exchange of information on the production and presentation of contemporary performing arts through meetings, publications and other forms of communication. Site Includes: Information about meetings and events, calendar including festivals, news and publications.

International Association of Libraries and Museums of the Performing Arts
Description: SIBMAS promotes practical and theoretical research in the documentation of the performing arts, organizes biennial international conferences, and publishes theatre directories. Site Includes: International directory of performing arts collections in libraries and archives, information on conferences and forums, links to research sites and partner organizations.

Internet Resources for Latin America
Description: IRLA is an online resource for information about Latin America, affiliated with New Mexico State University Library. Site Includes: Links to Latin American organizations, subscription databases, news and more.

Performing Arts Network Japan/PANJ Performing Arts Net
Description: Sponsored by the Japan Foundation, PANJ's mission is to inform people around the world about Japanese performing arts. Site Includes: Articles about the performing arts, indexes of festivals, performing arts centers, companies, service organizations, resources and more.

Latin American Network Information Center
Description: LANIC is a reference tool for research on Latin America. Site Includes: Links to information about the performing arts in Latin America, including a country-by-country index.

Performing Arts Data Service
Description: PADS is a portal for performing arts websites based in the UK and North America. Site Includes: Links to performing arts libraries, educational organizations, training institutions and publications.

Singapore Ministry of Information and the Arts/National Arts Council
Description: MITA promotes, and educates the public regarding arts and culture in Singapore. Site Includes: Search engine of arts and culture links including theatre companies, national archives and library, the National Arts Council, National Heritage Board, media and government contact information and FAQs.

Stage of Central Europe and Newly Independent States
Description: SCENIS provides a searchable database of performing arts links, primarily of organizations based in Eastern and Central Europe. Site Includes: Searchable database of performing arts links, criteria include country, category and genre. Organizations post their own information and links.

UK Theatre Web
Description: UKTW is an online guide to professional and amateur performing arts in the UK. Site Includes: News, archive, search engine, bookstore and online box office.

Visiting Artists
Description: Visiting Arts facilitates and funds the inward flow of international artists and arts organizations into England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to promote cultural relations and awareness. Site Includes: General information, news, feature articles, publications, and a search engine of events.

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Listings/Portals (U.S.)

Artslynx International, National Edition, Alphabet Soup
Description: Artslynx International provides links to arts organizations. Site Includes: Searchable index of links to arts organizations in North America.

Librarians' Index to the Internet
Description: To provide links to websites reviewed by librarians. Site Includes: In English. Administered by the California State Library. Links to websites and databases in the theatre.

UNIMA-USA
Description: UNAMI-USA is the North American Center of Union Internationale de la Marionnette, founded in 1929, which promotes international understanding through the art of puppetry. Site Includes: Membership and festival information, newsletters, links, awards, touring directory, retail outlet, networking information and more.

World of Mime Theatre, The
Description: The World of Mime Theatre promotes Mime as a specialized theatrical art by providing education, information exchange, entertainment, and the opportunity to connect people involved and interested in Mime Theatre around the world. Site Includes: Library, calendar of events, companies, performers, festivals, links and more.

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Organizations (Arts)

Japan Performing Arts Net/JPAN Performing Arts Net
Description: Sponsored by the Japan Foundation, JPAN's mission is to inform people around the world about Japanese performing arts. Site Includes: Articles about the performing arts, indexes of festivals, performing arts centers, companies, service organizations, resources and more.

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Organizations (International)

Arts International
Description: Arts International promotes and supports global connections and interchange in the visual and performing arts by developing programs and projects intended to educate and inform the public about the richness and diversity of cultural production worldwide. Site Includes: Programs and project information, publications, subscription information to AI magazine and more.

Arts Marketing Association
Description: The Arts Marketing Association provides international support for arts professionals. Its services include networking opportunities with arts professionals internationally, up-to-date information about current issues and best practice, along with events and training opportunities. Site Includes: Program and membership information, publications, forthcoming events and more.

Indian Council for Cultural Relations
Description: ICCR promotes and strengthens cultural relations and mutual understanding between India and other countries, and establishes and develops relations with national and international organizations in the field of culture. Site Includes: Information about the performing arts in India including upcoming presentations, festivals, performing arts centers, training institutions and more.

London Arts Discovery
Description: London Arts Discovery works with leading not-for-profit arts organisations in the USA to devise itineraries for their supporters which include a cross-section of
performances, accommodation in the best hotels, gourmet meals, unusual sightseeing opportunities and a series of complementary meetings with leading members of the performing arts profession. Site Includes: Organization and tour information, client list, enquiry form and links.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of Culture, Facts about Israel
Description: MFA provides information about and links to the history and culture of Israel. Site Includes: History of Israeli theatre, search engine, links to companies, venues, publications and pages on artists and organizations serving theatre in Israel.

United Arab Emirates Cultural Foundation
Description: AE provides information about arts and culture in the United Arab Emirates. Site Includes: Information about and listings for the Cultural Foundation, online library, and publication.

Visiting Artists
Description: Visiting Arts facilitates and funds the inward flow of international artists and arts organizations into England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to promote cultural relations and awareness. Site Includes: General information, news, feature articles, publications, and a search engine of events.

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Organizations (Theatre)

International Amateur Theatre Association
Description: IATA serves amateur theatre organizations by initiating programs for members, international festivals, congresses, workshops and seminars. Site Includes: Festival listings, membership information, newsletter, links and more.

International Federation for Theatre Research
Description: IFTR promotes collaboration and information exchange between individuals and organizations, holds conferences, produces publications and assists its members in such activities and projects. Site Includes: General and membership information, links to publications including Theatre Research International, conference information, and more.

World of Mime Theatre, The
Description: The World of Mime Theatre promotes Mime as a specialized theatrical art by providing education, information exchange, entertainment, and the opportunity to connect people involved and interested in Mime Theatre around the world. Site Includes: Library, calendar of events, companies, performers, festivals, links and more.

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Performance Rights

Music Theatre International
Description: Music Theatre International is one of the world's major dramatic licensing agencies specializing in Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End (London) musicals. Site Includes: Licensing information, FAQ's, and the quarterly publication MTI Times.

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Publications

ASSITEJ/USA
Description: ASSITEJ/USA encourages the development of professional theatre for young audiences and advances the international interchange of theatre artistry. Site Includes: Directory of ASSITEJ centers with email addresses and links as available, board of directors list, information on membership and international directory of plays.

UNIMA-USA
Description: UNAMI-USA is the North American Center of Union Internationale de la Marionnette, founded in 1929, which promotes international understanding through the art of puppetry. Site Includes: Membership and festival information, newsletters, links, awards, touring directory, retail outlet, networking information and more.

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Technical Theatre

International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects, and Technicians
Description: OISTAT establishes and maintains an international exchange of knowledge and practice of scenography, theatre architecture and technology and related areas of theatrical technical development. Site Includes: Bulletins and information about working committees on different theatre topics, member list with information and links and a registry of teachers available for international exchange.

Professional Lighting and Sound Association
Description: PLASA is the UK's largest trade association representing more than 450 companies in the entertainment technology sector. Site Includes: General information, list of members, technical bookshop, online news service, classifieds, catalogs, event information, links and more.

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Unions/Guilds

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, The
Description: IATSE is the labor union representing technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including theatre, film and television production. Site Includes: General information and history, industry news, directory of local unions and more.

International Federation of Actors
Description: FIA represents the trade unions and associations of actors, dancers, singers and other performers throughout the world. Site Includes: Links to unions representing actors throughout the world, information about international representation, union cooperation and solidarity, international cooperation, performers' intellectual property rights and more.

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