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The IATC is pleased to announce that, with the support of the Maribor Theatre Festival (Slovenia), a seminar for young theatre critics will take place in Maribor, European Capital of Culture 2012, from October 16 to 21, 2012. Applications are now open for the two seminar groups (one French-speaking and one English-speaking). To apply, you must be a professional critic and aged between 18 and 35. All candidates are invited to send, as soon as possible, their registration form with a brief CV (just one page, please), two or three examples of their work (i.e. critical articles published in professional media), and a letter of recommendation from the person in charge of the AICT/IATC section in your country (if your country is an IATC member). All these documents should be sent in a single PDF file if possible. Please make sure of the following:

1) The registration form must be sent by the candidate, not by the AICT/IATC section officers.

2) The candidate must have a good proficiency in one of the two working languages (please indicate clearly whether you wish to be considered for the Francophone or the Anglophone group.

Participants in the seminar will be provided with accommodation, meals, theatre tickets, and transportation to and from the airport (either Graz, Austria or Ljubljana, Slovenia, as you prefer). Participants are required to meet the cost of their air travel.
Please note: participants of the same sex may be required to share a room. We will try to satisfy the requests of those who would prefer not to share, but a room charge may be applicable.

The working groups will be monitored by experienced theatre critic Mark Brown (Scotland), member of the IATC executive and Adjunct Director of Seminars, and experienced critic from France, Philippe Du Vignal (formerly director of the Chaillot Theatre School in Paris).

Applications will be accepted until September 1. They must be sent to the Director of Seminars, Jean-Pierre Han: jp.han@free.fr . A final list of all selected participants will be announced as soon as possible, in order to allow participants to prepare for their trip and obtain any necessary visa for Slovenia.